Nominated writers: Dorte Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES (Når støvet har lagt sig)
Denmark, 2020
Nominated writers: Dorte Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén
Directors: Milad Alami, Jeanette Nordahl and Iram Haq
Producer: Stinna Lassen
Produced by DR Drama for DR
National premiere: 2 February 2020
International sales: DR Sales

It is a busy Friday night at a newly opened restaurant. Guest are eating, drinking and enjoying a carefree life, when two masked men with weapons unnoticed enter the premises. Shots are fired. And life will never be the same. 9 days earlier Nikolaj is about to take over the restaurant where he works as a chef; Jamal is trying to pass his driving test and live up to family expectations. Lisa, a famous Swedish singer, is about to start a new life with her Danish lover, and Holger, a lonely old man, is trying to end his. Ginger, a homeless girl, is battling the authorities, and Marie, an anxious 8-year-old girl, is just trying to stay close to her mother. Elisabeth, the Danish attorney general, cannot decide if she should retire to spend more time with her wife, or stay in the political game where she feels the most alive. Over the course of three weeks the lives of the eight main characters will dramatically change, and they will find themselves questioning the way they live and the choices they have made.

Read our interview with the nominated writers Ida Maria Rydén and Dorte W. Høgh HERE.