Realizing that her unknown biological father is probably alive, Sofia leaves behind a degrading and humiliating life and embarks on a journey with her naive half-sister Olivia, both girls hoping to find the caring father figure they so desperately need. They find Adam who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. However, that does not stop the girls from trying to get in contact with the former soldier. Adam is constantly on red alert but at the same time he finds that his feelings for the daughter he had never expected to meet is growing.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE is different kind of Danish filmmaking. It is a drama with touching, exciting and humorous moments, a strong story about taking matters into own hands. The film is a psychological, social-realist drama with a twist of skewness and a feel good alike the American independent films.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE is a drama about failure in the family, but also the story of a soldiers fight back to a normal life. These heavy themes are told elegantly with uplifting and quirky moments with humour. It is an ambitious story of failure and hope of security, and love. A Danish white trash story and modern western where the men stands for their physics and women pulls the strings. The draws parallels to 'Winter's Bone' (2010), 'Thelma & Louise' (1991), but also 'Mud' (2012) and 'Unforgiven' (1992).
The film is shot in the outskirts of Denmark, where filming almost never takes place. Film making in Denmark are much situated around Copenhagen and the other major cities. The film is made on a very small budget (about 100.000 USD) and was only made possible to finish after local industries sponsored the finishing of the film and the local help from the community in southwest Denmark.
The cast include JULIE BROCHORST ANDERSEN, ALEXANDRE WILLAUME, SIMONE LYKKE,
CAMILLA BENDIX, HENNING VALIN & BJARNE HENRIKSEN
Written and directed by RENÉ FRELLE PETERSEN,
Cinematographer LARS REINHOLDT, editing CARSTEN SØSTED, scenography SARAH FRITSCHE, sound KEVIN KOCH, producer MARCO LORENZEN.