Sascha, the young and beautiful trophy girlfriend of a Danish drug lord, arrives at his holiday villa in the seaside town of Bodrum, on the Turkish Riviera, where she is welcomed into his inner circle. Under the summer sun, she lives a carefree dream of luxury and fun until she meets Tomas, a Dutch traveler trying to discover himself.

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    • Vic Carmen SonneSascha
    • Lai YdeMichael
    • Thijs RömerTomas
    • Yuval SegalBobby
    • Bo BrønnumBo
    • Adam Ild RohwederMusse
    • Morten HemmingsenJens
    • Mill JoberMaria
    • Laura KjærTanja
    • Stanislav SevcikKarsten


    • 100

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Like a crafty predator, the Danish knock-out Holiday lays patiently in wait as long as it needs to — in this case nearly an hour — before stunning its prey, the spectator, with a shocking scene that catapults the film to a whole different level.
    • 100

      The Observer (UK)

      Eklöf establishes herself as a ferocious talent. I await her next film with as much trepidation as anticipation.
    • 91


      Holiday is a fearless work, anchored by Sonne’s bold, subtle performance, which keeps her motivation unclear until a burst of developments at the startling conclusion.
    • 80

      Los Angeles Times

      Eklöf doesn’t seem to care if you like her film or her characters — including the protagonist — and it’s this boldness that keeps you watching.
    • 80


      It’s a cool, hard trip, icy in the fullest glare of the afternoon sun, in which even the pallid, expensively tacky interior of the villa — hats off to production designer Josephine Farsø — invites tension and judgment.
    • 70

      Screen Daily

      Unfortunately some of the power of this resolutely unflinching drama is lost because Sascha is such a vacuous and shallow presence at the centre of picture.
    • 60

      The Guardian

      There is no doubting the verve and style of Eklöf’s film-making – and the brutality from people on an open-ended holiday from ordinary human empathy.
    • 60


      Through Eklöf’s ruthless observations on sex, class and family, one comes to view this world with a cold-blooded voyeuristic gaze.

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