VICTIM OF LOVE

Charly is looking for his American girlfriend, Amy, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances during a vacation stay at a hotel in Copenhagen. A few months later Charly decides to revisit the hotel to finally solve the mystery once and for all. However, Charly's investigation is quickly derailed by the mysterious and flirtatious receptionist, Felicija, and his own gradually failing judgement that leads him into a phantasmagorical nightmare.

  • Jesper Isaksen
    Director
    The Visitor, No Exit 2 - Rise Against, No Exit
  • Jesper Isaksen
    Writer
    The Visitor, No Exit 2 - Rise Against, No Exit
  • Jesper Isaksen
    Producer
    The Visitor, No Exit 2 - Rise Against, No Exit
  • Julie Elisabeth Oest-Jacobsen
    Producer
    Uncle, Liberation
  • Rudi Køhnke
    Key Cast
    "Charly"
    The Birdcather's Son, Christian the IV, Warrior
  • Louise Cho
    Key Cast
    "Amy"
    Le Accelerator, Dark Samurai
  • Siff Andersson
    Key Cast
    "Felicija"
    Faces of fear, Insect
  • Paw Terndrup
    Key Cast
    "Frederik"
    The Story of Denmark, Robin
  • Sabrina Ferguen
    Key Cast
    "Chloe"
  • Jens Blegaa
    Key Cast
    "Joe Ludwig"
    The Lord's Way, Reconstruction
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    Danish, English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, 5K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Scope
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CPH PIX
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    November 16, 2019
    Danish premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • ROBERT (Danish Film Academy)
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    January 26, 2020
    NOMINATION // BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • Ravenheart International Film festival
    Oslo
    Norway
    August 28, 2020
    Norwegian Premiere
    WINNER // BEST ACTOR
  • HorrorHound Film Festival
    Milford
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    US Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST ACTOR
  • HorrorHound Film Festival
    Milford
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    US Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST ACTRESS
  • HorrorHound Film Festival
    Milford
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    US Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST FEATURE
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus
    United States
    October 21, 2020
    Columbus Premiere
    WINNER // BEST HORROR FEATURE
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Colombus
    United States
    October 21, 2020
    Columbus Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Bogotá Horror Film Festival
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    October 29, 2020
    Colombian Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Terrror Córdoba Film Festival
    Córdoba
    Argentina
    October 13, 2020
    Argentinian Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Cine-Excess
    Birmingham
    United Kingdom
    November 7, 2020
    UK Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Terror Molins - Videodrome Section
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 31, 2020
    Spanish Premiere
    WINNER // BEST ACTOR
  • Be Afraid Horror Fest
    Gorizia
    Italy
    November 26, 2020
    Italian Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 21, 2020
    New York Premiere
    WINNER // BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST PICTURE
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST DIRECTOR
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST PRODUCED SCREENPLAY
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando Film Festival
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    WINNER // BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    October 29, 2020
    Orlando Premiere
    WINNER // BEST ACTOR
  • Fractured Visions Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    December 5, 2020
    Wales Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    December 10, 2020
    San Francisco Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    December 18, 2020
    Italian Premiere
    FINALIST // BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
  • Panama Horror Film Festival
    Panama City
    Panama
    February 20, 2021
    Panamanian Premiere
    NOMINATION // INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
  • Nevermore Film Festival
    Durham
    United States
    February 26, 2021
    North Carolina Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST ACTOR
  • Nevermore Film Festival
    Durham
    United States
    February 26, 2021
    North Carolina Premiere
    WINNER // BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Nevermore Film Festival
    Durham
    United States
    February 26, 2021
    North Carolina Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST DIRECTOR
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    WINNER // BEST THRILLER
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    WINNER // BEST LEADING ACTOR
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    WINNER // BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST PICTURE
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST FEATURE
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST HORROR
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST SCREENPLAY
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST DIRECTOR
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST MAKEUP, HAIR & SFX
  • Fantaspoa
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    April 9, 2021
    Bazilian Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival
    Michigan
    United States
    August 1, 2021
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Macabro: Mexico International Horror Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    August 10, 2021
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST EDITING
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST MAKE-UP & SFX
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST FILM TRAILER
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST DIRECTOR
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST FEATURE FILM
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST THRILLER
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST SCREENPLAY
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST LEAD ACTOR
  • Filmhaus Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 14, 2021
    WINNER // BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Västerås Film Festival
    Västerås
    Sweden
    October 23, 2021
    NOMINATION // BEST NORDIC FEATURE FILM MALE ACTOR
  • Västerås Film Festival
    Västerås
    Sweden
    October 23, 2021
    WINNER // BEST NORDIC FEATURE FILM SOUND
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    NOMINATION // OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    NOMINATION // OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    NOMINATION // OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 28, 2021
    South African Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST POSTER ART
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 28, 2021
    South African Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST FEMALE LEAD
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 28, 2021
    South African Premiere
    NOMINATION // BEST SOUNDTRACK
Distribution Information
  • Another World Entertainment
    Distributor
    Country: Denmark
    Rights: All Rights
  • My Movie Agency
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jesper Isaksen

Jesper Isaksen is a talented director based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His first short NIMA a homemade low budget gangster tale from the streets of Copenhagen was shown at Danish National Television.

In 2012 Jesper's short gangster tale NO EXIT was selected by Ridley & Tony Scott and Michael Fassbender as 1 out of 50 semifinalists amongst more than 15.000 contributions worldwide in the Global YouTube short film competition in 2012 called Your Film Festival. The first prize was 500.000 USD. NO EXIT went on to participate in one of the biggest and most prestigious short film festivals in Denmark EKKO Shortlist where it went straight to the top 10 and stayed for 11 consecutive weeks.

The sequel, NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST, also participated in EKKO Shortlist with a 1st place as the highest ranking. It went on to roam the top 10 in 13 consecutive weeks. NO EXIT 2 was later nominated in two categories The Shortlist Award and The Audience Award at EKKO Shortlist Awards 2014.

The short film comedy THE VISITOR premiered at Orlando Film festival in 2018 and received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Short Film. In 2019 it got selected as part of the Official Selection at the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival and won the Best Comedy award at Annual Aarhus Film Festival. It later roamed the top 10 at EKKO Shortlist 2019/2020 with a 1st place as the highest ranking.

In the fall of 2019 Jesper finished his first feature film VICTIM OF LOVE, a dense psychological and bloody yet stylish horror-thriller starring Danish powerhouse actor Rudi Køhnke. It premiered Saturday the 16th of November 2019 at the biggest feature film festival in Denmark, CPH PIX. It also received a Robert nomination by the Danish Film Academy for Best Original Song by Julian Winding at The Danish Film Awards 2020. Robert is equivalent to the American Oscar, the French César and the British BAFTA.

VICTIM OF LOVE is being distributed by Another World Entertainment in Denmark and Indican Pictures & Lionsgate worldwide and hopefully it will reach even more awesome horror and genre audiences across the world.

Jesper has also directed more than 20 music videos.

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Director Statement

VICTIM OF LOVE is my first feature film ever. I've written a dense and compressed story that will suck you right in despite the slow burner feel and pace of the movie. I have also created a highly stylized, intense, haunting and beautiful horror-thriller universe that will give the audience an intense cinematic experience. The movie is unlike any other Danish movie you've ever seen - that's a promise!

It's beautifully shot by upcoming cinematographer Mathias Tegtmeier and color graded by Norman Nisbet who also graded THE NEON DEMON (Nicolas Winding Refn) and MELANCHOLIA (Lars Von Trier) to name a few.

We've been working hard at Norman's studio, MAMBA in Copenhagen to create the right visual and gritty signature that reflects the story and plays perfectly together with the dynamic, hard-hitting and surreal sound design by American sound designer Peter Seeba. To top it off my longtime friend Søren Haahr spend a year composing the most inspiring, uncompromising and dark soundtrack in the true spirit of the late Jóhann Jóhannsson.

I also began a fruitful collaboration with composer Julian Winding (THE NEON DEMON, TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG) who created the perfectly crafted track "Bleed for it". A dark, intriguing and pumping track that makes a beautiful match with a few but very important scenes in the movie.

The role of the torn up "Charly", who is descending into hell while trying to find his American girlfriend Amy, is played by Danish powerhouse actor Rudi Køhnke, who is represented by the most prestigious agency in Denmark, the internationally well-known Panorama Agency. He is well on his way to an international career and he's making a brilliant and intense performance in VICTIM OF LOVE! In fact, he was born to play this role!