The Candidate

Synopsis: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Kasper Barfoed
Production: Miso Film
  1 win & 1 nomination.
90 min


Everything had become perfect.

Amanda was so happy.

Then suddenly he was standing there.

You did what any mother

would have done.

There was blood all over.


This is what the DAhas:

They can place him in the room, there

is evidence of a fight. Full stop.

That's it.

I can help you.

But if you go in there and say

that you stabbed him -

without him doing anything

but look at his daughter...'ll get ten years.

Where would Amanda be

in all those years?

Hi, Jan.

- Congratulations.


You are free now.

You may leave.

No! No!

Go through it again!

What's going on?

Get me out!

Listen to me!

You get me out ofhere!


What the hell was that?

I lost.

I gave him my best defence.

But he was sentenced.

- Yes?

Shall we celebrate the failure?

- What are you talking about, Dad?

That's not what we had hoped for.

Now we'll study the verdict and

decide whether to launch an appeal.



- Hello.

Are you okay?

- Sure.

How did it go?

- We won.

Of course you did.

- You are looking great.

What are you doing here?

- Well, it's one o'clock...

I thought we might find

a restaurant for lunch.

And do what lovers do.

Talk and so on...


- Right.

I'd love to.

But I can't.

Of course you can.

- No, I have an important meeting.

What's more important than me?

- Very little, I can assure you.

But I have... It is...


- Well, it's about a new job.

What new job?

- Could we talk about it later?

I need to go now. I'll tell you all about

it tonight, and I'll cook a meal...

Jonas Bechmann... Martin Schiller?

- He's waiting upstairs.



- Hello.

Nice seeing you.

It's been a long time.


- No thanks.

Congratulations on the verdict.

- Thank you.

Does your boss know you're here?

- No, I quit.

I see.

How's Camilla doing? Still grinding

family law into freshmen?


You're a busy man,

and I don't want to waste yourtime.

As you know, your father's place

has been vacant for a year now.

We haven't been able

to find a suitable candidate yet.

The board was ready

to shelve the whole thing.

And suddenly

we received this application.

You may be the most talented

defence counsel of your generation.

And your name is already on the door.

How do we get about this?

Say, Jonas...

Why did you apply for this position?

I always wanted to work here.

I've given you a lot of thought.

- Okay.

You've been having a tough time.

I'm okay.

Did you talk to anybody?

About what?

Your dad's accident?

Nobody could have done anything.

He could have won the case,

couldn't he?

What do you mean?

- Kiehlert could easily have gone free.

Then nothing would have happened.

What are you hinting at?

It doesn't matter what I think.

It does to me.

We both know that Kiehlert was into

more than building and construction.

You have represented him

in a murder case before.

I think his partners would lose a lot,

if he was put in jail.

They expected an acquittal, and

afterwards they punished my dad.

I think his car was pushed off the road

by Bottker and Lessner-

who worked for Kiehlert.

But they are gone now,

and there's no evidence-

so it really doesn't matter

what I think.

Camilla tells me you stay up all night.

My Dad's left front door

had scrape marks...


- I know that the police deny this.

But I just got the door back

from a German technician -

and he says the marks were most

likely caused by a car-

at a minimum of 60 km/h. I talked

to an insurance technician, and...

How do we get about this?

Hammel and the board

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