International Competition

The Stranger

Nicole Nielsen Horanyi
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
Amanda meets Caspar on Facebook. He soon moves in, and they live together as a happy family. But then cracks begin to appear in his story,

In 2011, a single mother named Amanda meets Caspar on Facebook, and there is an immediate spark between them. As their relationship develops, Amanda discovers through his rather odd messages and phone calls that her new love leads a very complicated life. Nevertheless, Amanda and her daughter think he is wonderful. He soon moves in, and the three of them live together as a happy family. But then cracks begin to appear in his story, and at last Amanda starts to open her eyes. Just who is this man? Amanda and most of the other characters play themselves in this reconstruction of events – Casper is played by an actor. In between the re-enacted scenes, Amanda answers questions from filmmaker Nicole Nielsen Horanyi. How did they first meet? What was her life like at the time? And why did Amanda not suspect sooner that Caspar was not what he seemed?


Nicole Nielsen Horanyi

Nicole Nielsen Horanyi was born in Roskilde, Denmark in 1977. She graduated in Documentary Directing from The National Film School of Denmark in 2007. Her films have participated at multiple festivals like: CPH:DOX, Silverdocs, SXSW, Nordisk Panorama etc. Her short film MR. P (2007) was screened at 2012 ZagrebDox.

General sponsor

En fremmed flytter ind

2017, 100'

Directed by:
Nicole Nielsen Horanyi

Screenplay by:
Nicole N. Horanyi, Krister Moltzen

Henrik Ipsen

Edited by:
Rasmus Steensgaard Madsen

Kristian Eidnes, Rasmus Seebach

Helle Faber

Produced by:
Made in Copenhagen

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2017; DOC NYC Film Festival 2017; Doc Point Helsinki 2018