Winter. The Danish countryside around an old industrialized farming town. A flat and windswept landscape. Frosty fields, naked trees and the open sky. Everything seems far away. Authorities. Opportunities. Help. The town is abandoned and forgotten by urban planners and investors. Businesses are closing and houses are left empty. Out here, you’re on your own.
Following a car accident, which kills her mother, 17-year old Ida moves in with her estranged aunt and her aunt’s grown sons. The home is filled with physical tenderness and love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life as debt collectors. As Ida becomes part of their way of life, she starts to realize why her mother might have kept her distance, but there’s something relieving and potent about her cousins’ violent way of dealing with the world. When an unforeseen murder pressures the family and their loyalty to each other more than ever before, the violent ways of the family seeps into the home and shakes it to the core as love and violence become difficult to separate. Ida is faced with the same question her mother faced before her. Just how far are you willing to go for your family?
Director: Jeanette Nordahl
Writer: Ingeborg Topsøe