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THE COMPLAINT

William Sehested Høeg 2023 45m


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Awards

• Special Jury’s Mention - Premiers Plans FF

Synopsis

Mona (32) is attending a leadership course focused on teamwork with her colleagues, which takes place over a weekend at a conference hotel. However, the colleagues struggle to navigate the teamwork exercises as they are all awaiting news about the next major promotion. When Mona suddenly receives an anonymous complaint from HR for inappropriate workplace behavior, she suspects a larger conspiracy is underway, and she embarks on a destructive journey to uncover who is trying to sabotage her chances of promotion. THE COMPLAINT is a tragic comedy that illustrates how, in the pursuit of recognition, we can become our own worst enemy.

About the director

William Sehested Høeg

William Sehested Høeg was admitted to The National Film School of Denmark in 2019. Prior to his time at the school, he had directed several award-winning short films, where he honed his skills in different genres such as suspense drama (TYRAN), comedy (BALLON), and a period film (ERIKS KRIG). In recent years, he has explored the nuances of comedy through his film productions at the school, exploring how it can be driven by suspense and carry dramatic weight. Through his characters, he exposes himself and creates contemporary portraits of the toxic group dynamics that we can all relate to. In addition to directing, William often writes for his films and has collaborated with Oscar Dyekjær Giese on the screenplay for THE COMPLAINT. Their collaboration began during the production of their mid-term film.



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