DEN FØRSTE DRÅBE BLOD (THE FIRST DROP OF BLOOD)
By Robert Reinhold
2 F / 1 M
What does it take for an ordinary Danish girl to be convicted and imprisoned as a terrorist? What makes her acquainted with Sharia and Jihad? And are there any answers to these questions at all?
THE FIRST DROP OF BLOOD is the story of a 15-year-old girl who seeks an ‘ordinary’ life of love and security, but who is constantly forced to move by her mother who doesn’t realise that the fulfilment of her own needs has negative consequences for her daughter – a daughter who, bit by bit, becomes a determined teenager who won’t settle for being a nobody but insists on becoming a someone, even if this requires bloody sacrifices.
The work is one of the most controversial and disputed Danish plays in recent years. THE FIRST DROP OF BLOOD is fiction but is based on real events that finely portray the negative potential of relationships that exclude rather than integrate human beings into communities.
“The dilemmas are many, but we do not get any answers in the play, and that is its great strength.” (Teateravisen)
“The play explains what is possible to explain. The incomprehensible remains incomprehensible.” (Northwest News)
★ ★ ★ ★ “The justification of the play is to give us a greater understanding of the phenomenon of the ‘Kundby girl’.” (Politiken)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The first drop of blood hits its target audience precisely and with a sure touch” (POV International)