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Danish director Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, whose “Mifune” was a Silver Bear winner at the 1999 Berlin Film Fest, will begin filming his next feature, “Skagerak,” later this year. Iben Hjejle (“Mifune,” “High Fidelity”) will star.

The English-language romantic comedy, described by Kragh-Jacobsen as “Barbara Cartland goes ‘Trainspotting,’ ” is set in modern-day Manchester, England, and Scotland. Hjejle plays a Danish girl who accepts an offer from a Scottish earl to become a surrogate mother.

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