THE PACT is the unbelievable true story of the later years of world-famous writer Karen Blixen (previously portrayed by Meryl Streep in OUT OF AFRICA).
Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her life on her famous African farm only to return to Denmark in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she lays eyes on an aspiring 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally – even if at the cost of him losing everything else in his life. THE PACT is a heart-wrenching story of a sorcerer and her apprentice, about how far you will go for love and art.
Double Golden Palm winner Bille August teams up again with writer Christian Torpe and producer Jesper Morthorst after their success with the San Sebastian and Danish Academy Award winner SILENT HEART.
Director: Bille August
Writer: Christian Torpe
Producers: Jesper Morthorst & Karin Trolle
In co-production with SF Studios Production
Original Title: Pagten