Murderous Trance aka the Guardian Angel has been awarded for Best Feature Film in the Gold Movie Awards main gala, held in London on the 9th of January. Actor Josh Lucas was also awarded Best Actor for his role in the film.
Other nominees for Best Feature Film were Schemers (by David McLean), I Wrote This For You (by Jason Zavaleta), Before The Dawn (by Jay Holben), My Name is Sara (by Steven Oritt) and Ray Meets Helen (by Alan Rudolph).
Now the fourth annual Gold Movie Awards rewards the best films and filmmakers every month. Among these, the very best are nominated and rewarded in the annual main gala. The mission of the Gold Movie Awards is to support and bring forth the independent film industry.
The director and scriptwriter of the film, ArtoHalonen, and actor PilouAsbækwere both nominated – Halonen for the Best Director and Asbæk for Best Actor.
Murderous Trance premiered in Finland in 2018 and internationally at the Warsaw Film Festival in the fall of 2018. The distribution rights of the film have been sold to in a total of 60 countries, including the USA, Spain, France, Poland, Japan, China and all of the Nordic Countries.
Murderous Trance bases on the true story of a remarkable series of hypnosis crimes that took place in Denmark in 1950s. The awarded Josh Lucas plays the part of Bjørn Schouw Nielsen, a man who was sentenced 17 years in prison for taking part in the hypnosis crimes.
Among the cast members arethe international stars PilouAsbæk (Game of Thrones, Borgen), Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, A Beautiful Mind, Sweet Home Alabama) and Rade Šerbedžija (Downton Abbey, Eyes Wide Shut) and Sara Soulié (Nymphs, Other Girls) .
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