Series, Denmark 2020, 2 x 58 Min., dan. OV, engl. st
An observant teacher reads a school essay, in which young Holly describes violent physical abuse by her stepfather. The teacher immediately involves the town’s child protective services authorities. Dedicated social worker Lars is assigned to the case. Although no facts or hard evidence are available, his sixth sense and a few clues lead him to act promptly and decisively – any doubts or doubters are pushed aside. Convinced of the veracity of Holly’s narrative, he removes her and her seven-year-old brother Theo from their home and puts them in foster care that very same day. But when key members of the family – including Holly’s stepfather – claim that the essay is nothing more than an expression of teenage rebellion, Lar’s self-assurance begins to waver. Can you trust children? Who is telling the truth? How much pain can a family bear? How much can Lars justify and when is it time to blame himself?
Series Creator Maja Jul Larsen, Pernille Fischer Christensen
Director Pernille Fischer Christensen, May El-Toukhy, Samanou Sahlstrøm, Niclas Bendixen
Screenplay Maja Jul Larsen
Producer Claudia Saginario
Production Company DR - Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Mørkhøjvej 500, 2860 Søborg, Web: http://www.dr.dk
World Sales DR Sales, Emil Holms Kanal 20, 3-4, DK-0999 Kopenhagen C, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.drsales.dk
Cast Flora Ofelia Hofman Lidahl (Holly), Bjarne Henriksen (Lars), Peter Plauborg (Simon), Christine Albeck Børge (Dea), Noah Storm Otto (Theo)
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