Jesper W. Nielsen directs from a script by Christian Torpe, an adaptation of the hit 2004 novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen, which sold more than 200,000 copies in Denmark and has been published in 20 countries worldwide.
Knudsen, whose credits also include Westworld and The Duke of Burgundy, is joined by a strong female cast that also includes Danica, Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman), and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy).
The story follows two women, Iben and Malene (played by Danica and Amanda), working at a small NGO in Copenhagen that specialises in genocide and crimes against humanity. When they begin to receive death threats, they suspect a Serbian war criminal; but then they start suspecting and turning against each other.
“The Exception is a nerve-racking thriller that depicts how refined adult maturation can evolve into a terrible game about life and death”, said the press release.
“I am really impressed with those actresses and it’s been a dream for a long time to work with them,” said Danica.
Financiers are the Danish Film Institute, DR, West Danish Film Fund, Creative Europe Media, and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Sources: Screen Daily and Berlingske
This is an article from Cinema Scandinavia about Danica’s new series that will air in September.
Two Danish television series have been selected for the official competition at Series Mania, which is a major television festival and industry event that is held in France.
The first of the two series in the competition is The Rain, which is also Denmark’s first Netflix Original Series. Starring Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and Alba August, the series is about two siblings who embark on a journey for safety after a virus wipes out most of the population.
The series will be released on Netflix on the 8th of May 2018.
The second series is Warrior, directed and co-written by Christoffer Boe.
Two Danish series produced by Miso Film will screen in the official competition. Warrior is a crime drama starring Dar Salim and Danica Curcic that explores loyalty and treachery among war veterans, bikers and the police force. The series was first pitched at Series Mania’s Co-Production Forum in 2016.
There are rumors that Danica Curcic will be on the film Ut og stæjele Hester (Out Stealing Horses) based on the namesake 2003 Norwergian novel by Per Petterson. The film is expected to have its premiere on February 10, 2019 and has received NOK 11.8 million from the Norwegian Film Institute.
According to IMDb, the filming has already started and Danica is part of the cast, which has Stellan Skarsgård and Bjørn Floberg confirmed.
We’re waiting for a confirmation from Danica herself or Lindberg Managenement.
This video of Danica came out on Lime.dk a few days ago. Enjoy!
We are very fond of the cool Danica Curcic, which we have previously interviewed on LIME. In this connection, we found out that her name is actually pronounced “Daniza Churchich”, but she says Danica – just like the insurance company – because it’s easier for the Danes to pronounce.
Danica has Serbian roots
Danica Curcic was born in Belgrade, but came to Denmark with her parents in 1986 when she was a year. Her father had gotten work at the Yugoslav Embassy, and the sentence was that after a couple of years in Copenhagen, the family had to return to Belgrade. However, when the war broke out between Serbia and Bosnia in 1991, her parents chose to stay in Denmark forever. But the Serbian roots do not deny, and Danica Curcic visits her relatives at least once a year.
Broke her nose
And she is one of the toughest actors. Did you know that she actually broke her nose during the third and final admission to the theater school, where she was going to play a lion who would eat a mouse – but of course she played on.
Here you get a little insight into her everyday life at the theater!
That’s me and my mother, Vesna, on my birthday. How beautiful she is on that picture! It was taken in Serbia so it must be just before we came to Denmark. Both my mother and father are from Belgrade, and they moved to Copenhagen because my father got a job at the Yugoslav Embassy. It was not meant to be in Denmark at all. But then the war came and it became difficult for them to travel back so we stayed. I’m still speaking Serbian with my parents – my vocabulary may not be that great, but I speak the language fluently. We went there for summer vacation almost every year since I was born and I came close to the Serbian.
My most beautiful childhood memories are from the summer vacation with my family, which was always held in the same area of Montenegro. I still go there, just not so often. There were lots of children, at least three families gathered. We walked in the water, played cards, cooked food and held parties. Here I am with my beloved grandmother who died when I was eight years old. She is buried in Denmark, even though she didn’t live here. Unfortunately, she died of cancer while she was up to visit us. It all happened very fast. We held the funeral at the Russian church in Bredgade.
Here I am with my father, Mihajlo, on the beach in Montenegro.
We moved to the 2nd floor of a building in Amager, where I went to kindergarten. I couldn’t speak Danish when I started, and my parents didn’t speak Danish during the first years in Denmark, and they didn’t know much about how the Danes lived. But in kindergarten, I met Bell. Her parents welcomed us with open arms and were a great help for my parents. Here we got invited to a real Danish Christmas at home with them. Bell is on the right, I’m on the left, see how great we are in those clothes (laughs)! In the middle it’s my dear little brother, Ogi. He is three years younger than me, and we are still very close. For many years I was sure I would go stay abroad. It became Denmark anyway because I have my roots here and I have my family, which means everything to me.
A skilled pianist – about 1993
Here I’m in the piano with my childhood friend, Bianca with the violin. I started school at the Institut Sankt Joseph in Østerbro, where we also lived a few years before we returned to Amager. There I met Bianca, who is Brazilian. Her mother was my piano teacher, her father was a painter and I would just go home with them. Bianca and I have played together since we were 6-7 years old. Many years after this picture was taken, we started working in the summer as barmaners on cruises. My parents drove a travel company, which owned two riverboats, one in Volga and one on the Danube at that time. We performed in the evening with such classic gypsy ballads. I figured I was going to be a pianist, but then I went to the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium and met up with my music to ‘open stage’. When I heard the first students playing, I thought, that I didn’t, I didn’t, and I didn’t want to. Nor did I have the discipline or the will.
Debut as diva – 2001
This was my first theater role. I played an Italian diva in the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium’s big student show. I’ve dressed up since when I was very young and I’ve always known that I would be an actress. In high school I really began to think about acting, especially on movies. I once tried to be admitted to the theater school, but I didn’t dare to take it seriously until many years later. That’s why I applied for film science at the university. It was probably the closest I dared come to my dream at that time.
The picture was taken at the Burning Man Festival in the desert of Nevada, where I really got my inner hippie out (laughs). I went directly from high school to the university. We don’t take a gap year in Serbia. My mother and dad would support me in every way – it was just in the air that I had to take a higher education. After my bachelor in film and media science, I could feel that I should have my body. My then boyfriend was a real hippie from California. He lived just near a clown school, which I became very fascinated with. I went to that school for a year. It was a very physical theater school, based on comedia dell’arte, and I learned how to make a clown, mask work and melodrama. But I didn’t have to work with the drama and go into depth with words. So I searched and entered the theater school (the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance) back home in Denmark. I feel that I grew up during the two to three years abroad.
Family celebration in Serbia – about 2008
In Serbia you celebrate a family party. It’s a big celebration, which is traditionally the big party of the year. So everyone is gathered in the whole family, up to grand-grand-cousins and cousins. In Serbian, all family members are just called brothers and sisters, and perhaps a little about what a close family context means. Here is my uncle and I in a loud mood at that year’s family celebration, which we celebrate every year with my Serbian family. Just notice the musician in the background – listening music to big Serbian parties! My dad, Mihajlo, has always been such a real living, full of anecdotes and stories, and he’s really good at getting through.
As many of you know, Danica Curcic was performing Jeanne D’Arc at the Republique Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark until April 07. I just added some posters, promotional photos, behind the scenes and official photos on stage on the gallery. Check it out:
Theatre > Jeanne D’Arc (2018) > Posters & Promotional Photos
Theatre > Jeanne D’Arc (2018) > Official Photos on Stage
Theatre > Jeanne D’Arc (2018) > Behind The Scenes