Tag Archives: Danish

Lars von Trier – Epidemic (1987)

Epidemic (1987)

Epidemic arose from a challenge between Lars von Trier and Claes Kastholm of the Danish Film Institute, Trier betting – in order to get funding for another film – that he could make a film for less than one million Danish Kroner (about £100,000). The result is an intriguing film, but not a very good one, showing at least what Trier could do under self-imposed limitations, paving the way for The Kingdom and showing roots that would lead to the Dogme Manifesto. Read More »

Nils Malmros – Kærlighedens smerte AKA Pain of Love (1992)

In Kærlighedens Smerte (Pain of Love) by the Danish veteran director Nils Malmros we follow the life of a young woman with a childish innocence and great impulsiveness called Kirsten. Kirsten grows up in a middle class home with sympathetic bourgeois parents. We watch Kirsten as she experiences her first innocent relationship with a rather immature boy, as she starts to lust after and date older men, as she experiences failures, as she breaks down mentally, … Read More »

Erik Balling – Martha (1967)

S/S Martha is from 1927 and no maintenance’s been done since. Forgotten by HQ in Copenhagen, the Danish crew has a good, stress less time. But when they celebrate a virgin crew member’s 17th birthday by buying him a prostitute, the company director suddenly arrives with his daughter and takes control of the ship. Read More »

Lars Von Trier & Jørgen Leth – De Fem benspænd AKA The Five Obstructions (2003)

The Five Obstructions”, a 100 min. theatre documentary directed by Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth. An investigative journey into the phenomenon of “documentary”, based on manifestos written by each director. About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967), a document on life in Denmark, containing the familiar Leth idiosyncrasies Read More »

Lars von Trier – Direktoren for det hele AKA The Boss of it All (2006)

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The owner of an IT firm wants to sell up. The trouble is that when he started his firm he invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind when unpopular steps needed taking. When potential purchasers insist on negotiating with the “Boss” face to face the owner has to take on a failed actor to play the part. The actor suddenly discovers he is a pawn in a game that goes on to sorely test his (lack of) moral fibre. Read More »

Nils Malmros – Kærlighedens smerte AKA Pain of Love (1992)

In Kærlighedens Smerte (Pain of Love) by the Danish veteran director Nils Malmros we follow the life of a young woman with a childish innocence and great impulsiveness called Kirsten. Kirsten grows up in a middle class home with sympathetic bourgeois parents. We watch Kirsten as she experiences her first innocent relationship with a rather immature boy, as she starts to lust after and date older men, as she experiences failures, as she breaks down mentally, … Read More »

Nils Malmros – Drenge AKA Boys (1977)

Boys (Drenge) is Nils Malmros’ first movie made in collaboration with a professional film crew. Even so, the movie has a very mature feel to it and the feeling of authenticity from Malmros’ earlier film “Lars Ole, 5C” remains. Boys is, together with “Lars Ole, 5C” and “Tree of Knowledge” part of Malmros’ “Ole”-triology. Read More »