Cry Wolf


CRY WOLF is the intense and emotional story of a teenage girl who has written a vivid school essay detailing her stepfather’s violent behavior. The parents deny the accusations, but who is lying – and who is telling the truth?


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Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf

14-year-old Holly’s family is torn apart by her school essay detailing violence in the home. Dedicated social worker Lars is assigned to the case. Convinced by Holly’s story, he places Holly and her seven-year-old brother, Theo, in foster care. However, when central family members – including Holly’s stepfather – claim that the essay is nothing more than teenage rebellion, Lars’s sense of certainty begins to fray at the edges.

Holly’s parents launch a full-scale legal attack against Lars and their own daughter. Meanwhile, video footage of Lars performing a heavy-handed social services operation is shared on social media, turning private misery into public outrage. In a sudden role reversal, Lars quickly finds himself on the receiving end of negative publicity. Scrambling to rebuild his case before the final court ruling – with or without the help
of a remorseful Holly – several central questions remain: Are children always to be trusted? How much emotional turmoil can one family take? And who is really telling the truth?

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019.

Directors Pernille Fischer Christensen (Becoming Astrid, A Family, A Soap), May El-Toukhy (Queen Of Hearts, Ride Upon The Storm, The Legacy), Samanou Sahlstrøm (Follow The Money, Until We Fall), Niclas Bendixen (Ditte And Louise)
Head Writer Maja Jul Larsen (Follow The Money, Borgen)
Producer Claudia Saginario (Yes No Maybe)
Produced by DR Drama
Cast Bjarne Henriksen (The Killing), Peter Plauborg (Splitting Up Together), Christine Albeck Børge (The Bridge)
Original Title Ulven Kommer (Formerly known as: En Familiesag/ A Family Matter)
Format 8 x 58 min.
Release Q3 2020