REinvent International Sales have picked up Trine Piil’s upcoming feature film NOTHING based on Danish author Janne Teller’s bestselling novel by the same name. SF Studios distributes the film locally. Janne Teller’s novel has been published in more than 30 territories and has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, 500.000 in Germany alone. NOTHING is a ’coming-of-age-drama-thriller’. A raw and unpolished tale about a group of young people who, confronted with the meaninglessness of life, embark on a journey away from the safety and the innocence of childhood.
Sales and Marketing Director at REinvent International Sales, Helene Aurø says : “NOTHING is a thought provoking and brutal film, driven and led by a very young cast with convincing performances. We believe the film has the potential to travel near and far and challenge viewers everywhere. We look very much forward to presenting an exclusive sneak peek of the film to international buyers during the European Film Market next month.”
Director Trine Piil says “Janne Tellers Nothing kept me awake for an entire night. I was spellbound. It captured the search for meaning we all endeavor, yet it was not a moral tale, but a hard-hitting reminder that we must pay attention to what really matters to us”.
The film stars a crowd of emerging young talent including Vivelill S. Holm (Elves, 2021) Harald K. Hermann (The Day Will Come, 2016) alongside the experienced Peter Gantzler (Italian for Beginners, 2000).
Pierre Anthon and his classmates have just started 8th grade, when Pierre Anthon declares
that life has no meaning, leaves school and moves up in a tree, refusing to come down. This sparks an existential crisis amongst his classmates. They decide to gather their most valuable belongings in a “heap of meaning” that will convince Pierre Anthon that he is wrong. A dangerous, disturbing, and controversial study of what really matters has begun. What started out with innocent offerings to the heap soon turns into a spiral of psychological violence: the more painful the sacrifice is, the more it means and the more is asked of the next in line.
Trine Piil has adapted the book to the screen and has directed the film together with the US director and actors’ coach, Seamus McNally. The film is a Danish-German co-production between Film & Lydholm and Komplizen Film and is produced by Oscar-nominated producer Thomas Lydholm together with German producer Janine Jackowski (My Father Tony Erdmann, 2016). DR has secured the Danish broadcasting rights.
The film will premiere locally in March 2022.
About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.
REinvent is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets and works with high profile European production companies.