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The Girl with the Needle

  • Mamka / The Little Seamstress (Working title)
All titles (5)
Feature Film | 2023-2024 | Drama | Denmark, Poland

Brief synopsis

Karoline (Vic Carmen Sonne), a young factory worker, is struggling to survive in post WW1 Copenhagen. When she finds herself unemployed, abandoned and pregnant, she meets Dagmar (Trine Dyrholm), a charismatic woman running an underground adoption agency, helping mothers to find foster homes for their unwanted children. With nowhere else to turn, Karoline takes on the role of a wet-nurse. A strong connection is formed between the two women, but Karoline’s world shatters when she stumbles upon the shocking truth behind her work. Inspired by a true story and directed by Magnus von Horn (The Here After, Sweat) THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE is an unsettling tale about a woman struggling to find love and a sense of morality.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Victoria Carmen SonneKaroline [L]
Trine DyrholmDagmar [L]
Besir ZeciriPeter [SR]
Joachim FjelstrupJrgen [SR]
Søren Sætter-LassenRing Master [SR]
Tessa HoderFrida [SR]


Director of photographyMichał Dymek
Casting directorTanja Grunwald
Costume designerMałgorzata Fudala
DirectorMagnus von Horn
EditorAgnieszka Glińska
ComposerFrederikke Hoffmeier
ProducerMalene Blenkov
ProducerMariusz Włodarski
Production designerJagna Dobesz
ScreenwriterMagnus von Horn
ScreenwriterLine Langebek Knudsen

Distribution / Sales companies

BAC Films [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Gutek Film [pl]
Poland (theatrical)
Poland (theatrical)
The Match Factory GmbH [de]
World Sales
World Sales



Cinema releases and premieres

PremiereWednesday, 15/05/2024Festival de Cannes