Malou Reymann



The year is 1933, and society has very specific expectations of how young women should behave. Seventeen-year-old Maren is wild and unruly, so she is sent to the women's institution on Sprogø to adapt. The stay has the opposite effect.

  • Director: Malou Reymann
  • Main Cast: Danica Curcic, Lene Maria Christensen, Amalie Drud Abildgaard
  • Soundtrack: Lisa Montan
  • Cinematography: Sverre Sørdal
  • Screenplay: Malou Reymann, Sara Isabella Jønsson Vedde

Original title in Denmark is Ustyrlig.

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of Unruly (2022)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    In the 1930s depiction 'The Unruly', Malou Reymann takes us to the seemingly idyllic island of Sprogø, where women who did not fall in line lost the right to their own lives and bodies.

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 2. Göteborgs-Posten
    8 / 10

    The director is passionate about their subject and the film, which is set in the women's prison on Sprog\u00f8, evokes thoughts of the classic 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

    Swedish: gp.se »

  • 3. Sydsvenskan
    8 / 10

    "The unruly ones": Powerful about abuse of the "senseless"

    Swedish: sydsvenskan.se »

  • 4. SVT
    8 / 10

    "The Unruly" is a moving portrayal of how women are forcibly interned on a remote island.

    Swedish: svt.se »

  • 5. Västerbottenskuriren
    8 / 10

    Powerful about when society wants to subdue young women

    Swedish: vk.se »

  • 6. Nöjesguiden
    6.6 / 10

    It is a story we have seen before. There is a hero, an antagonist and so on. But there is something more that needs to be added. We owe it to the victims to tell their story but in a stronger film.

    Swedish: ng.se »

  • 7. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.6 / 10

    The Danish 'The Rebels' are hard to shake off

    Swedish: svd.se »

  • 8. Dagens Nyheter
    6 / 10

    Malou Reymans costume drama is a time machine that takes viewers to 1930s Copenhagen where ideas of racial hygiene and control of 'appropriate behavior' among women led to terrible abuses in the state's custody.

    Swedish: dn.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Unruly has earned a total of 49 349 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).