Magazine article Screen International

Aalbæk Jensen Plots 'Angelic Avengers' Adaptation

Magazine article Screen International

Aalbæk Jensen Plots 'Angelic Avengers' Adaptation

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The Angelic Avengers, published in 1946 under the pen name Isak Dinesen, is billed as "a Gothic romance".

The film will be directed by Birger Larsen, who directed several episodes of Scandinavian TV noir The Killing as well as British TV movie Murder: Joint Enterprise.

The Angelic Avengers is the story of two young women abandoned and trying to cope with poverty and grief in 19th century Britain and France. An elderly Scottish cleric and his wife invite the girls to live on their estate in France, apparently kindly intentions.. But the girls discover that, under cover of piety and idealism, the clergyman and his wife lure young girls into their grasp into to sell them into the white slave trade.

Jensen is looking for British partners for the project, which is likely to have a budget of around euro6m. …

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