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A Storm Foretold

Trump's longtime adviser maneuvers in and out of Danish filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen's grasp in this jaw-dropping portrait of a puppetmaster tangled in his own strings.The film captures the combination of toxicity, duplicity and candour that makes Stone such an influential and dangerous figure on the US political landscape. It’s a remarkable, at times terrifying, film. And, set against the potential for another Trump presidential campaign in 2024, it is an important one. It reveals that Stone and his set play at presidential politics like it’s their private game. And not the 3D chess they’d like you to believe, but something far less strategically sophisticated — a round of kids’ Monopoly, perhaps, in which the only things for sure are that Roger Stone always plays as the top hat and he always gets out of jail free.

  • Christoffer Guldbrandsen
    Feature filmography - as director: A Storm Foretold                           2023               Stealing Africa                            2012       The President                               2011         New Alliance                         2009         The Secret War                       2006         Normalization                         2005         Lykketoft Finale                           2005         The Road to Europe 2003        
  • Peter Engel
    The Mole, Cold Case Hammerkjold
  • Roger Stone
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2 USD
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    United States
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  • CPH Dox
    March 17, 2023
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  • Submarine Entertainment
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    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Christoffer Guldbrandsen

Christoffer Guldbrandsens' work is inspired by the observational style of the direct cinema movement.
He has trained as a journalist at universities in Denmark and the UK and his work has won several prizes, ranging from the Peabody Award in the US to The Danish Art Council's Grant at home.
Guldbrandsen penetrates closed and secretive milieus like no other, from where he draws the material for his documentary dramas. His films are characterised by an expressive realism in structure, form, and content. With understated but effective means, he lets the characters and the dramas unfold. Building tension and triggering laughter and head shaking over the reality that unfolds.
His breakthrough film, "The Road to Europe" (2003), was an observational doc-thriller about the enlargement of the European Union, that created an international stir when it revealed that Germany would never let Turkey into the EU. Russian President Vladimir Putin was also upset by the film, publicly protesting, he had been recorded during a private conversation.
Guldbrandsens observational film about the rise and fall of the new political party New Alliance, has become a satirical landmark documentary - and an inspiration for the drama hit-series "Borgen."
A mainstay in Guldbrandsen's films is his ability to turn complicated subject matter into cinema. He highlights the often banal, unassuming actions that reveal essential character traits and emotions of humans in high-tension situations. In a striking visual style and with a sense for sharply drawn characters, Guldbrandsen delivers dramas from the political reality among the winners and losers of power.
In addition to his film work, Guldbrandsen has served as CEO for The Why Foundation, Commissioning Editor and Channel Controller for DR - The Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

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