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World Premiere of Christian E. Christiansen’s ON THE EDGE in Rotterdam

Christian E. Christiansen’s new action-drama ON THE EDGE has been selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Written by: TrustNordisk

The film will celebrate its World Premiere in Spectrum, a section that shows new and recent feature-length work by experienced filmmakers and artists who provide, in the opinion of IFFR, an essential contribution to international film culture.

Starring Berlin Shooting star of 2009 Cyron Melville (A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2012 and THE BORGIAS, 2013) and two of this year’s Scandinavian shooting stars in Berlin, Danish actress Danica Curcic (THE BRIDGE, 2013; THE ABSENT ONE, 2014) and Norwegian born actor Jakob Oftebro (KON-TIKI, 2012; IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, 2014), ON THE EDGE combines high speed action sequences with a strong drama about love, trust and solidarity.

Nikolaj and Martin get their adrenalin rush driving fast cars in illegal street races. One night turns out fatal as they at top speed hit and cause the death of a young girl. Struck by panic they decide to lie about their street racing in court and deny that the accident happened because of their reckless behavior. Martin gets convicted while Nikolaj walks free. Feeling guilty about what happened to his best friend, Nikolaj will do anything to make amends, but when Martin’s girlfriend reaches out for his help everything spins out of control. Soon Nikolaj is forced to face the consequences of his own lies.

Since his debut feature LIFE HITS in 2006, Christiansen has directed six features including two American produced features (THE ROOMMATE, 2011 (US box office no. 1) and WHERE THE DEVIL HIDES, expected 2014). In 2007 he was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Short Film, Live Action category for his film AT NIGHT. ON THE EDGE is his 7th feature film.

Domestic release is set for April 3rd 2014 through Nordisk Film Distribution.