Tag Archives: Danish

Svend Methling – Fyrtøjet AKA Magic Lighter (1946)

The first animated feature film made in Europe. Read More »

Lars von Trier – Idioterne AKA The Idiots [+Extras] (1998)

“Idioterne is the cinematic equivalent of a knife in your gut. The Idiots is altogether a complex, maddening, devastating, kaleidoscopic one-of-a-kind viewing experience.” Read More »

Jens Ravn – Manden der tænkte ting AKA The Man Who Thought Life (1969)

The main character is Dr. Max Holst, a successful neurosurgeon. One day an intense little man named Steinmetz shows up, who has the real ability to create objects out of thin air, using only his mind. As no one believes him at first, he is held at a ward for mental patients, but manifests the key to his door and escapes. As he has a special interest in Dr. Holst, Steinmetz subsequently invites Holst to his large mansion, which is full of expensive paintings and sculptures, and proves to him that he can in fact materialise objects. Steinmetz’s abilities are evolving by leaps and bounds, and is progressing from being able to create objects only to being able to create living things. Read More »

Johan Jacobsen – Den usynlige hær AKA The Invisible Army (1945)

Synopsis:
‘Sabotage of a Nazi factory is carried out by the husband of the lover of a resistance leader.’
– BFI Read More »

Johan Jacobsen – Soldaten og Jenny AKA Jenny and the Soldier (1947)

A good natured soldier with a killer right hand, falls in love with a beautiful girl who has a troubled past. Read More »

Jenö Farkas – Wonderful Copenhagen (1984)

Like a bulletin board that has all kinds of notices next to each other, Jenoe Farkas’ documentary on the various inhabitants of Copenhagen, filmed over a several-year period, has all sorts of people and events on display, but not one unifying theme or any cinematic artifice to link them together. Read More »

Anders Fløe – Afskåret AKA Secluded (2016)

19-year-old Sarah is going on holiday deep in the Swedish forests with her parents. Everything seems to be completely idyllic, but just as she leaves behind civilisation and mobile phone coverage, she discovers that a sex tape of her has been shared on the internet. Without a connection to the outside world, it is difficult for her to prevent the video from spreading, and Sarah’s world slowly falls apart. But what seems like her life’s worst crisis is overshadowed during the holiday by an even worse nightmare, that has fatal consequences for the entire family. Read More »