The Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) has unveiled the line-up for its 50th edition, with Anders Thomas Jensen’s dark comedy Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere) set to open the fest.
Similar to his previous films, the new dark comedy features Mads Mikkelsen in the lead along with Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro and Andrea Heick Gadeberg. The cast also includes Gustav Giese and Omar Shargawi. Riders of Justice is written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen and produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Sidsel Hybschmann for Zentropa.
The event will mark its international premiere after being released in Denmark in November. During its three weeks of full release, before the partial lockdown of the country, the film sold more than 457,000 tickets, making it the second best-selling film of the year.
IFFR will run as a multi-part event, initially with a hybrid showcase of films February 1-7, followed by a physical event June 2-6. Riders Of Justice will be part in the Limelight programme. Catch the trailer here.