Speak No Evil

Christian Tafdrup, Denmark, 2022

97 min.DK/Feature

On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later, the Danish couple receives an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn't take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very different than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now finds themselves trapped in a house that they wish they had never entered.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Speak No Evil
Danish title Speak No Evil
Director Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup
Producer Jacob Jarek
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor Nicolaj Monberg
Sound Jos Ten Kloster
Production designer Sabine Hviid
Appearance Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders
Production country Denmark, Netherlands
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 17.03.2022
Comment Christian Tafdrup made his debut as a feature film director with 'Parents' (2016), selected for Tribeca. His second film, 'A Horrible Woman' (2017), was selected for a number of festivals.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Profile Pictures


Direction Christian Tafdrup
2nd assistant director Theodor Garnæs Kramer
Extras coordinator Jacob Thomas Pilgaard
1st assistant director Paul Zomerhuis
2nd assistant director Aniek van Heren
Continuity Kevin Kok


Screenplay Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Mads Tafdrup


Producer Jacob Jarek
Line producer Johnny Andersen
Production manager Katrine Højdahl
Producer's assistant Emma Lind
Production assistant Jacob Pedersen
Location scout Lise Søllested
Production assistant Jacob Jayantha


Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
First assistant camera Danny van Deventer
Loader Mark Newman
DIT Oliver Wozny

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Maarten Riinbeek
Best Boy Guido Hillbrink


Editor Nicolaj Monberg

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Art director Jeanett Brahe
Set dresser Rasmus Sylvest
Assistant set dresser Signe Pedersen Mehl


Costume designer Louize Nissen
Costume designer Marianne Elgaard-Bendtsen
Costume assistant Fredericke Carmen Kellberg


Makeup artist Robert Stouthamer
SFX makeup Carola Brockhoff


Boom operator Henrik Skov
Sound engineer Jos Ten Kloster


Appearance Morten Burian
Appearance Sidsel Siem Koch
Appearance Fedja van Huêt
Appearance Karina Smulders

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2022-07-07
Transilvania International Film Festival 2022-06-17
Seattle International Film Festival 2022-04-14
Göteborg International Film Festival 2022-01-28
Sundance Film Festival 2022-01-20
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