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Nordic Council kudos buzz to Fly

'Manslaughter' the third part in helmer's trilogy

Danish helmer Per Fly’s “Manslaughter” (Drabet) will receive the $56,000 Nordic Council Film Prize for 2005. The winner was picked from eight features and two documentaries from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Pic is the third part in Fly’s trilogy on Denmark’s class-conscious society. The first part in the trilogy, “The Bench,” dealt with the lower class, while the second, “Inheritance,” took on the upper class.

“Manslaughter,” about the intellectual middle class, follows a 52-year-old high school teacher, married with a son, who has an affair with a former student who’s an extreme left-wing activist. Following a raid where a policeman is killed, the student is arrested and the teacher leaves his stunned wife to support her.

Helmer Fly will share the prize, to be awarded Oct. 26 at a ceremony in Reykjavik, with producer Ib Tardini of Zentropa Entertainment and scriptwriters Kim Leona, Dorte Hogh and Mogens Rukov.

“Manslaughter” was released domestically by Nordisk Film to rave reviews. With about 300,000 tickets sold, it’s had the second-best box office for a local film this year.

Pic premiered internationally at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

International sales are handled by Denmark’s Trust Film Sales.

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