THE SUNFISH is a humorous character-driven drama that portrays the life of Kesse, a third generation fisherman living in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in Northern Jutland. As a result of new fishery policies and the global financial recession, the smaller fishermen are slowly succumbing to the pressure of competing with larger fishing enterprises. Kesse is struggling to survive, desperately holding on to the only way of life he knows. But desperate times require desperate measures and so, due to increasing financial pressure, Kesse is forced to find more notorious and alternative ways of making ends meet. This in turn, leads him to meet his polar opposite, the female marine biologist Gerd.

“Being from the northern outskirts of Jutland, I have often found a lack in Danish films depicting everyday life and environments outside of the big cities. Films that dare to tell the stories that are hidden in the small, neglected towns of Jutland, whilst doing so sincerely and without pointing any fingers.” – Søren Balle

Original Title: Klumpfisken
International Title: The Sunfish
Format: Feature film
Project Status: Completed
Director: Søren Balle
Scriptwriter: Lærke Sanderhoff & Søren Balle

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