May el-Toukhy

Queen of Hearts


Denmark 2019
In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles
128 min
Suitable for audiences aged 18 and above
Director: May el-Toukhy
Screenplay: Maren Louise Käehne & May el-Toukhy
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Gustav Lindh, Preben Kristensen, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Diem Camille Gbogou, Mads Wille, Elias Budde Christensen, Peter Khouri, Stine Gyldenkerne
Production: Caroline Blanco & René Ezra / Nordisk Film Production
Print Source: Det Danske Filminstitut

Anne runs a successful law firm specialized in cases involving children and youth and is known for her uncompromising approach to her work. She is happily married to Peter, with whom she has twin daughters, but the family's life is stirred when Gustav, Peter's reckless teenage son from a previous marriage, moves in with them. While Peter has a hard time reconnecting with his long-lost son, Anne is used to handling difficult youngsters in her job and finds a way to establish a bond with Gustav. Gradually their relationship evolves, and when Anne seduces Gustav, she jeopardizes both her career and her family. Soon she finds herself drawn towards a choice with unimaginable consequences.

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