Oscars: Denmark Selects 'You Disappear' for Foreign-Language Category

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Peter Schonau Fog's second feature, about the blurred lines between causality and free will, premiered in Toronto.

Denmark has picked Peter Schonau Fog's psychological drama You Disappear to represent the country in the 2018 Oscars race in the foreign-language category.

The feature stars Danish A-listers Trine Dyrholm, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and the late Michael Nyqvist. Based on the best-selling novel by Danish writer Christian Jungersen, it follows Frederik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a headmaster put on trial for embezzling millions from his school. His defense lawyer, played by Nyqvist, argues Frederik is not criminally liable because he has a brain tumor that is affecting his behavior. Dyrholm plays Frederik's wife, Mia.

You Disappear premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. TrustNordisk is handling international sales on the feature.

Denmark has been nominated for the foreign-language Oscar 12 times and has won on three occasions: for Gabriel Axel's Babette's Feast in 1987, Bille August's Pelle the Conqueror in 1988 and In a Better World by Susanne Bier in 2010.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for best foreign-language film on Jan. 23. The 90th Oscars ceremony takes place on March 4.