The film has a central character that uses a bow and arrow in Norway, which should be the reason why it is postponed.
It is Nordisk Film that informs about this in one press release, and justifies the postponement with the attack in Kongsberg.
Late Wednesday night, the police confirmed that five people lost their lives and two people were injured after a Danish citizen attacked several people with, among other things, a bow and arrow.
The dead are four women and one man. All are aged 50-70 years.
Extremely affected by the situation
The Danish actor Rasmus Bjerg has the main role in the film, which in English is entitled «Wildmen».
“I am enormously affected by the situation in Norway and send my thoughts to the relatives. I completely agree with NF’s decision to postpone the premiere “, Bjerg writes on his Instagram profile, Thursday.
The action of the film has great similarities with the tragic event in Kongsberg,
– Based on the tragic incident yesterday in Norway and out of respect for the relatives, we at Nordisk Film have decided to postpone the premiere of WILDMEN. We want to emphasize that the similarities between the film and yesterday’s tragedy are completely random, says marketing director of Nordisk Film Distribusjon, Frederik Honore, in the press release.
Honore further says that they will prioritize giving time to process the tragedy before it becomes possible for a Danish audience to experience the film in cinemas.
Deals with a savage who lives in Norway
– We will now look at the premiere calendar and in the coming days commit to a new premiere date, which will then be announced, he concludes.
The Danish comedy is about the father of the family Martin, who in his escape from the “hamster wheel” dresses up and tries to live like a savage in the Norwegian mountains. On the way, he meets a hashish smuggler from Denmark, and soon they have Norwegian police, a smuggling gang and Martin’s wife on their heels.
The roles include actors such as Rasmus Bjerg, Zaki Youssef, Sofie Gråbøl, Marco Ilsø, Jonas Bergen and Bjørn Sundquist and others.