Official Selection


Comedy, Political Satire
European Premiere


Gutterbee - rentslimesilased
Director: Ulrich Thomsen
Country: Denmark
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:47
Language: English
Producer: Ulrich Thomsen, Henrik Puggaard
Screenwriter: Ulrich Thomsen
DoP: Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor: Søren B. Ebbe, Ulrich Thomsen, Matthew Levy
Music: George Kallis
Cast: Antony Starr, Ewen Bremner, W. Earl Brown, Joshua Harto, Clark Middleton
Production: Pro Tempore Film


Welcome to Gutterbee! Never heard small town in America, where everything what is unpredictable could be great again and everyone believes in someone just for empty promises to put them back on track. 100% independent Danish comedy smartly pretends as an American western with hilarious German flavours, delightfully shot by Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire”, “Dogville”, “127 Hours”).

Genuinely charming and rich satire enters mysterious territories of Coen Bros. and David Lynch. A handful of colourfully naive dreamers live among horses and noisy rooster. They are plenty of fine activities around, but two hopeless cowboys join forces in a quest to serve delicious German sausages as a special dish in newly opened restaurant. Scheming manipulations, cold-hearted betrayals, creepy punishments are unavoidable in this shady business among jealous and greedy locals.

Prominent actor Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”, “Adam’s Apples”, “In a Better World”, “Brothers”, “The World is not Enough”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, P. Sorrentino’s “The New Pope”) ironically mocks forever bright and promising American Dream in his second directorial film. Let’s joke about global warming, racism, agriculture goals, identity crisis, homophobia, consumerism (when you are offered to buy a wife without hidden taxes) in rhythms of German dances and sounds of country music.

Edvinas Pukšta


Ulrich Thomsen (b. 1963) graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993. Having appeared in numerous productions on stage in his native Copenhagen, he made his feature debut starring in Ole Bornedal’s Nightwatch. Thomsen has worked with many acclaimed European directors and is one of Europe’s most sought after actors, starring in over 40 international productions. He was first introduced to worldwide audiences for his leading role as a member of Denmark’s most dysfunctional family in Thomas Vinterberg’s 1998 arthouse hit "The Celebration" for which he received his first Best European Actor nomination at the European Film Academy Awards. For his performance in Brothers, he received his second Best European Actor nomination and won the prestigious Best Actor award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. "Gutterbee" is his second full-length feature film as a director.
Director's filmography: In Embryo (2016), Gutterbee (2019)
  • Ulrich Thomsen

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    Coca-Cola Plaza, iSense Saal, Tallinn

    Screening code: 090103
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Q&A guests: Ulrich Thomsen, Henrik Puggard, Ewen Bremner
    Screening duration: 02:30
    Language: English

    Mon, November 25, 2019


    Athena Keskus, Tartu

    Screening code: 111901
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Q&A guests: Ulrich Thomsen
    Screening duration: 02:20
    Language: English

    Sun, December 1, 2019


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 4, Tallinn

    Screening code: 171204
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 02:00
    Language: English






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