Worth Watching - Dec 11: Natasha Arthy's Fighter Trailer
Let's kick off this wonderful day with a trailer for a Danish kung fu film called Fighter. This trailer starts out pretty bad, but quickly turns into a full-fledged martial arts extravaganza that should leave every kung fu fan impressed. I'm sold purely based on this footage alone. In the film, a high school student named Aicha, played by actress Semra Turan, secretly starts training at a professional kung fu club. Eventually she discovers that the the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu. Thanks to Twitch (via SlashFilm) for debuting this trailer, otherwise I probably wouldn't have ever known about it. Look good?
Watch the trailer for Natasha Arthy's Fighter:
Fighter is both written and directed by Danish filmmaker Natasha Arthy, of films like Miracle and Old, New, Borrowed and Blue previously. The script was co-written by Arthy and fellow Danish screenwriters Nikolaj Arcel (Seducer's Fall, Island of Lost Souls) and Rasmus Heisterberg (Skymaster, Island of Lost Souls). This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this year and also showed at Fantastic Fest. IFC Films is distributing Fighter in the US, although there's no word yet on when we'll see it.