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Bakerman

WINNER: "BEST LEAD ACTOR AWARD" - MIKKEL VADSHOLT
- NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK, USA)
WINNER: "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"
- MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
NOMINATION: Méliès d'Argent AWARD
- Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
NOMINATION: "BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS" - SIIR TILIF
- NIFF (New YORK)

"BAKERMAN is a Nordic "Falling Down".

A film that is as shocking with its vigilante story as it is captivating with its determination...." - CPH:PIX Film Festival (program)

"..best feature submitted (in competition) to the festival,
IMHO ~ and I screened it all. A wonderful film and a valuable piece of socially conscious Nordic Noir filmmaking. An indication of exceptional work to come...you were up against some extraordinary films, each phenomenal in their separate ways. For me the merge of social consciousness and audience awareness in "Bakerman" is what made it such a cinematic achievement." - Dingle International Film Festival / Programmer & Screenwriter - Brian MacEvilly

"... really liked BAKERMAN and the sinister twist you give to the superhero tropes lingering in pop culture right now and was amazed by Mikkel Vandsholt's performance oscillating between touching introspection and vulnerability and these violent outbursts that are both shocking
and eerily relatable." - Munich International Film Festival (programmer)

SYNOPSIS:
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Never corner a baker...

Jens (Mikkel Vadsholdt) has accepted far too much for too long. Being the shy night-owl he is, he keeps to himself, but the world will not let him be. The new master baker's quality starts
slackening, and when a bunch of yobs one day smash the window of Jens's car, he takes one of them out. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour, Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive driving force leads him towards a free fall.

Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt (The Sunfish), who here manages to arouse our empathy in a role of a reserved man who has difficulty coping with the light of day.

  • David Noel Bourke
    Director
    Last Exit,No Right Turn
  • David Noel Bourke
    Writer
    Last Exit, No Right Turn
  • Mikkel Vadsholt
    Key Cast
    The Sunfish, The Green Butchers, Clown
  • Mia Lerdam
    Key Cast
    Hotel Stalker, Rita
  • Brian Hjulmann
    Key Cast
    The Bridge, First Movers
  • Siir Tilif
    Key Cast
    Dicte, Letters For Amina
  • Michael Conlan
    Producer
  • David McNamara
    Producer
  • Rasmus Leo Hansen
    Cinematography
    Family Honor
  • Nikolaj Lindblad
    Cinematography
    Family Honor
  • Rika Yasui Hammen
    Assistant director
    Final Case, Helium
  • Evelina Dobranova
    Production Designer
  • Tsvetan Nastev
    Music
  • Anders Søndergaard Dahl
    Music
  • Michael Vrede Nielsen
    Color Grading
    Snuppet
  • Asser Borgen
    Sound Designer
    Wilbur wants to kill himself
  • David Noel Bourke
    Film Editor
    Last Exit, No Right Turn
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, character study, thriller, romance, irish, danish, nordic, noir, nordicnoir, revenge, murder, society, immigration
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Shooting Format:
    4K raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CPH PIX 2016
    copenhagen
    Denmark
    October 29, 2016
    World Premiere, Danish premiere
  • Dingle International Film Festival 2017
    Dingle
    Ireland
    March 24, 2017
    Irish Premiere
  • Munich International Film Festival 2017 (Filmfest Munchen)
    Munich
    Germany
    June 23, 2017
    German Premiere
  • Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 (fff.se)
    Lund
    Sweden
    October 1, 2017
    Swedish Premiere
    Méliès d’Argent 2017 (nominated)
  • Scandinavian International Film Festival 2017
    Helsinki
    Finland
    October 28, 2017
  • Nordic International Film Festival (NEW YORK, USA)
    New York
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    US & North American Premiere
    Mikkel Vadsholt - BEST MALE ACTOR in a feature film
  • Richard Harris International Film Festival 2017
    Limerick
    Ireland
    October 26, 2017
    Limerick Premiere
  • Nordic Film Festival (ICELAND) 2018
    Reykjavík
    Iceland
    February 24, 2018
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Maryland International Film Festival 2018
    Maryland
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    Maryland Premiere
    WINNER "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"
Director Biography - David Noel Bourke

David Noel Bourke is an Irish director/writer/editor residing in Denmark.

IMDB:
http://www.imdb.me/davidnoelbourke

An efficient writer, director, and editor, David has made three independent feature films: LAST EXIT (2003), NO RIGHT TURN (2009), and BAKERMAN (2017). These films have been launched around the world from US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Two new film projects are in the pipeline, an Irish comedy feature in the style of Roddy Doyle and brand new science fiction project.

"Bakerman" 2017 (feature film) FESTIVALS:

+ World Premiere CPH:PIX (DENMARK)
+ Dingle International Film Festival 2017 (IRELAND)
+ Munich International Film Festival 2017 (GERMANY)
+ Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 (SWEDEN)
------> **NOMINATION: Méliès d'Argent AWARD **
+ SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
+ NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK, USA)
------> **WINNER: "BEST ACTOR AWARD" - MIKKEL VADSHOLT**
------> **NOMINATION: "BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS" - SIIR TILIF**
+ RICHARD HARRIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
+ NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (ICELAND)
+ MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
------> **WINNER: "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"**

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Director Statement

A writer, director, editor who enjoys the process of filmmaking and who made three independent feature films that have been launched around the world from US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. His last movie was screened at CPH:PIX 2016, the biggest film festival in Denmark and was part of the independent journey film panel at Dingle International Film Festival in 2017.

My films are typically atmospheric puzzle pieces, moody with much dark humour. A film should challenge - but it should be a fun and interesting challenge.