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WILD MEN Trailer: A Midlife Crisis Takes a Bizarre Turn in Danish Dark Comedy

Danish filmmaker Thomas Daneskov premiered his sophomore feature Wild Men at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which put a darkly comedic spin on both the midlife crisis and buddy tale. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release it in theaters on June 17, and the U.S. trailer has debuted. Starring Rasmus Bjerg, Rune Temte, Sofie Gråbøl, and Bjørn Sundquist, premiered to critical praise for its wicked humor and original storytelling.

Here is an official synopsis:

Armed only with a bow and an ensemble of animal skins, Martin sets off into the forest in a misguided attempt to overcome his midlife crisis. A chance meeting with a fugitive named Musa leads to a twisted trip through the fjords with police, drug runners, and Martin’s family not far behind. As an unlikely friendship develops and wildly original set-pieces unfold, Martin’s quest for manhood leads to deep and hilariously uncomfortable realizations about the presumed masculine ideal.

In his review from Tribeca, HtN’s editor-at-large Matt Delman wrote, “The dark comedy is both hilarious and touching, with frequent flourishes that enliven the film and keep the viewer on their toes… It would be easy to overlook a mistake here or there, as the film is superbly shot, with its framing, camera angles, and the natural beauty of the landscapes. But it’s hard to find any flaws in this majestic mystery thriller buddy film.”

Watch the U.S. trailer below:

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