A new British film set in Denmark is set to be introduced to buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Titled Denmark, the film is described as a bittersweet comedy about one man’s pursuit of a dream no more ridiculous than the times we live in. Starring Rafe Spall, the film follows a down-on-his-luck Welshman without a job or access to hot water, who decides to change his life for the better. With nothing to lose, he travels across Europe with one crazy goal: to be arrested and sent to a Danish prison where the beds are warm and the water is hot.

Denmark will be directed by Adrian Schergold and produced by David Aukin and Ed Talfan, who is the producer of the BBC crime drama Hinterland. Joe Oppenheimer will executive produce for BBC Films, who developed the project. The screenplay is by Jeff Murphy. The Wesh Film Agency Ffilm Cymru Wales are backing the film.

Denmark will shoot this summer.

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