Denmark is often described as a social paradise. But a world of crime proliferates. Wildland harnesses this contradiction to forge an unforgettable thriller that garnered significant attention upon its debut at the Berlin Festival. Ida is still a child entering adolescence when her mother’s death in a car accident forces her to move in with her aunt. Her new home may be full of love, but outside the house this is a family that thrives in the world of organised and violent crime. The director Jeannete Nordhal presents us with a cruel portrait of a family of criminals who sees its dominion threatened by the inclusion of Ida. From living with the matriarch who leads the family, to her cousins’ emotional imbalance, this environment requires Ida to make an extremely difficult choice.