A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that’s what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night. They have no idea what to do with each other. Sexually. Emotionally. The husband meets a man who knows what to do with his sexuality. Suddenly a hand can do something no hand has done before and lips something no lips have ever done. The two men have a secret love affair. But there is a problem: The woman. And she has something up her sleeve. Will she act? Yes, she will. What happens? Nobody knows. —IMDb
Danish film director Simon Staho (born 2 June 1972) has worked with a number of renowned Swedish actors, including Mikael Persbrandt, Noomi Rapace, Erland Josephson, Lena Endre, Lena Olin, Pernilla August, Michael Nyqvist, and Maria Bonnevie. In 2008 Staho was recipient of the Ingmar Bergman Travel Grant.
Staho’s feature film debut was with Vildspor/Wildside (1998), shot in Iceland and starring Mads Mikkelsen. Variety wrote in its review: “A solidly crafted thriller with links to classic film noir, though the bleakly beautiful Icelandic settings invest this tale of friendship and betrayal with a distinct ambience. Intelligent and suspenseful fare.”
In 2002, Staho directed Nu/Now, a short film about a man whose marriage is destroyed when he has a secret homosexual relationship. The film was shot in black and white and stars Mads Mikkelsen and Mikael Persbrandt as the male lovers.
With a cast of Swedish actors, Staho directed Dag och Natt/Day and Night (2004), winner… read more