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Two gifted excentrics to Toronto

Christoffer Boe's "Sex, Drugs and Taxation" is selected for the Vanguard programme at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

Written by: DFI

The Toronto International Film Festival, running 5-15 September, has selected Christoffer Boe's "Sex, Drugs & Taxation". The film will be screened in Vanguard, a programme challenging the mainstream with its choice of provocative and offbeat films.

Also participating are the Danish co-productions "Borgman" and "Vi är bäst!". The full festival programme has yet to be announced.

A Libertarian and a Hedonist

Enjoying its international premiere at the festival, "Sex, Drugs & Taxation" is Christoffer Boe's story about Mogens Glistrup, a radical libertarian, and the hedonist capitalist Simon Spies. Their friendship, forged by being outsiders in a conformist country, took them through years of adulation and success, with slight detours into the welcoming arms of vilification and imprisonment. Boe's story about Spies and Glistrup covers just a few decades from 1965 to 1984.

Nicolas Bro ("Excuse Me") plays Mogens Glistrup and Pilou Asbæk ("Borgen", "A Hijacking") is Simon Spies. Director Christoffer Boe won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes festival in 2003 for his feature debut "Reconstruction". Recent titles by Boe include "Beast" and "Everything Will Be Fine".

Boe wrote the screenplay with Simon Pasternak. Tine Grew Pfeiffer and Caroline Schlüter Bingestam have produced for Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen in a co-production with Nordisk Film Production. 

Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen is handling international sales.

"Sex, Drugs & Taxation" has received support from the Danish Film Institute and will be released in Denmark on 29 August.