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      The Girl with the Needle

      2024 1h 55m Drama List
      88% Tomatometer 26 Reviews Karoline (Vic Carmen Sonne), a young factory worker, is struggling to survive in post WWI 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. Read More Read Less

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      Justin Chang New Yorker It’s a bitterly hard-to-stomach brew of a movie, at once hideous and beautifully made, with a chilling supporting turn by Trine Dyrholm. May 30, 2024 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) It’s a black-and-white period piece invested with a supremely eerie folkloric edge – a bleak historical chapter made timeless, and all the more troubling for it. Rated: 4/5 May 22, 2024 Full Review Philip De Semlyen Time Out This period piece offers a very different kind of female odyssey through a lonely and forbidding world. The result is harrowing but seriously impressive. Rated: 4/5 May 21, 2024 Full Review Zhuo-Ning Su Awards Daily The historical drama provides a chilling, comprehensive account of the serial infanticides that happened in early 20th century Copenhagen. But I suspect a pared-down version would have made for a leaner, meaner period horror that works even better. Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Wael Khairy The Cairo Scene Visceral, gothic and unapologetic, ‘The Girl with the Needle’ is a visual symphony of true terror. Even the most ordinary shots become mesmerizing through careful framing and stylized lighting. Jun 4, 2024 Full Review Wilson Kwong Film Inquiry With haunting fervour and delectable narrative ambiguity, The Girl with the Needle (Pigen Med Nålen) seethes as a horror-esque film. Jun 2, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Karoline (Vic Carmen Sonne), a young factory worker, is struggling to survive in post WWI 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.
      Director
      Magnus von Horn
      Producer
      Malene Blenkov, Mariusz Włodarski
      Screenwriter
      Magnus von Horn, Line Langebek
      Production Co
      Nordisk Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Danish
      Runtime
      1h 55m