Women are being abducted for bio-hacking experiments in “Breeder”

Women are being abducted for bio-hacking experiments in "Breeder"
Eeva Putro in Breeder (2020). Photo © Mads Eneqvist

With the permission of Lars von Trier, Nicolas Winding Refn is probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark in decades. Since his debut feature film Pusher (1996), he was often called the Danish Quentin Tarantino and his career expanded with interesting titles, some of them becoming classics of the new times, like Valhalla Rising (2009), Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013), and his latest work to date The Neon Demon (2016). But what not many people know is that the film that started the whole thing, Pusher (1996), was co-written by Jens Dahl, who focused on a career as a TV series writer.

In the last few years, Jens Dahl has made the jump into feature films. After debuting with 3 Things (2017), now he is back with his second movie, the horror and thriller Breeder (2020), which has been written by Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen.

In it, a renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman, is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies’ DNA to enable her clients to reverse the aging process. When Mia goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded, and tortured in a grim underground facility. Familiar faces start to appear, and she realizes that she is not alone in this. Can she somehow find inner strength and escape from the nightmare?

Breeder (2020) is starring Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Anders Heinrichsen, Morten Holst, Signe Egholm Olsen, Eeva Putro, Jens Andersen, and David Bateson.

The movie has been present in several international film festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Ramaskrik Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Monster Fest, Sitges Film Festival, and Night Visions Film Festival. After being available in Europe, now Breeder (2020) is scheduled for a digital release worldwide by Uncork’d Entertainment on January 11, 2022.

Keith Leopard, President Uncork’d Entertainment, has described Breeder (2020) as “a superbly crafted horror film with a real-world reminder that we live in a world measured by youth and beauty. This is a film about the effects of aging, how the world looks upon you once you do, and a miraculous cure- at a cost”.

Watch here the trailer for Breeder (2020).