The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man is set in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery one blustery October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground and one of her hands is missing. Above her hangs a small man made of chestnuts. The ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) is assigned to the case, along with her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man – evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead – the daughter of politician (DK: Socialminister) Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner).

The Chestnut Man is based on Søren Sveistrup’s acclaimed debut novel by the same name and has been translated into 28 languages and published in 50 countries. The series is created for the screen by Søren Sveistrup, Dorte Høgh, David Sandreuter & Mikkel Serup.

FACT SHEET:


TITLE
The Chestnut Man

ORIGINAL TITLE
Kastanjemanden

LANGUAGE
Danish

FORMAT
TV series

PREMIERE
29/9/2021

GENRE
Drama, Thriller

PRODUCED BY
SAM Productions

INTERNATIONAL SALES
NETFLIX

CAST:


Danica Curcic
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Iben Dorner
Esben Dalgaard
David Dencik
Lars Ranthe

CREW:


CREATOR
Søren Sveistrup
Dorte W. Høgh
Mikkel Serup
David Sandreuter

DIRECTORS
Mikkel Serup (Conceptual director)
Kasper Barfoed

WRITERS
Søren Sveistrup (Head writer)
Dorte W. Høgh (Head writer)
David Sandreuter (Head writer)
Cristoffer Örnfelt
Elsebeth Nielsen

PRODUCER
Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl
Stine Meldgaard Madsen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Søren Sveistrup
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Mikkel Serup

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Sine Vadstrup Brooker
Louise McLaughlin

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Thomas Greve

COSTUME DESIGNER
Rikke Simonsen

MAKEUP DESIGNER
Louise Hauberg

EDITORS
Cathrine Ambus
Anja Farsig
Martin Schade
Lars Therkelsen

SOUND DESIGN
Morten Groth Brandt

COMPOSER
Kristian Eidnes Andersen

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Tine Harden