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2024 / 122' / Denmark, Poland, Sweden

Karoline (Vic Carmen Sonne), a young factory worker, is struggling to survive in post WW1 Copenhagen. When she finds herself unemployed, abandoned and pregnant, she meets Dagmar (Trine Dyrholm), a charismatic woman running an underground adoption agency, helping mothers to find foster homes for their unwanted children. With nowhere else to turn, Karoline takes on the role of a wet-nurse. A strong connection is formed between the two women, but Karoline’s world shatters when she stumbles upon the shocking truth behind her work. Inspired by a true story and directed by Magnus von Horn (The Here After, Sweat) THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE is an unsettling tale about a woman struggling to find love and a sense of morality.


Screenings schedule:

15.07.2024 at 16:00, Oscar Cinema, 1a Sportyvna Square (Gulliver Shopping Mall, 7th floor, Kyiv), Red Hall




Magnus von Horn was born in 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden but has lived for almost 20 years in Poland. A graduate of the Polish National Film School in Lodz where he is currently also a teacher. Already with his short films, he established himself internationally as a promising director presenting films at festivals such as Sundance and Locarno. Finding it inspiring to work in different languages his feature film debut, THE HERE AFTER, was in Swedish and premiered at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2015; it also earned him the Swedish Guldbaggen award for best director and best film. His second feature film, SWEAT, was in Polish and part of the Cannes official selection in 2020. His third film, THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE (2024), is a Nordisk Film Production and is in Danish

Selected filmography

  • The Girl with the Needle (2024)

  • Sweat (2020)

  • The Here After (2015)

  • The Word (2014)

  • Without Snow (Short, 2011)


Producer: Malene Blenkov, Mariusz Włodarski

Screenwriter: Magnus von Horn, Line Langebek

DOP: Michał Dymek

Composer: Frederikke Hoffmeier

Cast: Vic Carmen Sonne, Trine Dyrholm, Besir Zeciri, Joachim Fjelstrup

Production: Nordisk Film Production

Rightsholder: The Match Factory


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