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In Dark Horse, we follow 17-year-old Anna and her mother Eva, who under mysterious circumstances, move from China back to Eva’s childhood hometown in the countryside. They’ve always been on the move, partly due to Eva’s restless nature. Eva’s brother generously opens his home to them and offers them a long-term stay on his farm, but old resentments quickly surface and reignite a festering family history. Eva throws herself into a new work project and begins a relationship with a young investor from the city, while Anna falls into her familiar, lonely existence. At school, she quickly becomes drawn to a particular group of friends. To impress them, she breaks into her uncle’s veterinary practice and steals a bottle of ketamine. It becomes her first step in breaking free from her mother – but also a step into a fumbling, confused search for identity.
“Dark Horse” is essentially a story about identity and dependence across generations, and at the center of the story is a dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter who are both struggling in their own ways to become independent and finding their way.

Original title: DARK HORSE
Directors: Karoline Lyngbye, Katrine Brocks
Cast: Josephine Højbjerg, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Mads Rømer, Nina Rask
Genre: Drama TV series
Format: 6 x 42 minutes
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Screenwriters: Sara Isabella Jønsson, Mie Skjoldemose
Cinematographers: Anders Nydam, Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
Editors: Nikoline Løgstrup, Mathias Saabye
Production Company: Monolit Film
Producers: Pernille Tornøe, Victor Cunha
Production year: 2024
Executive producer: Emily Nicoline Quist
Local release: January 2024
Film status: Completed


29/03-2023 TV2 Pressrelease
21/o2-2023 NFTVF “Birgitte Hjort Sørensen’s Dark Horse among 6 hot Danish series pitched in Berlin”