Tag Archives: Danish

Natasha Arthy – Se til venstre, der er en Svensker AKA Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)

REVIEW by Anji Milanovic (from plume-noire.com):
In Old, New, Borrowed and Blue director Natasha Arthy begins the film with a signed certificate of authenticity from the Dogma school. By the film’s end, however, it’s clear that she has taken the rules of Dogma and used them to make her own engaging film, instead of an exercise in philosophical experimentation. Read More »

Lasse Spang Olsen – I Kina spiser de hunde AKA In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

A man looking to spice up his life gets a bit more excitement than he expected in this manic crime comedy. Arvid (Dejan Cukie) is a bank teller whose life has fallen into a rut — so deep a rut that his girlfriend, Henne (Trine Dyrholm), breaks up with him for being too dull. Hoping to put some much-needed adventure into his life, Arvid helps stop a robbery at the bank by bashing would-be thief Franz (Peter Gantzler) over the head with a squash racquet. Read More »

Torben Bech & Otto Rosing – Nuummioq (2009)

Plot Summary
If there is a Greenlander “type” (and if not, take a moment come up with one) Malik would be it: he is taciturn, bearish and mildly hedonistic bachelor. He’s a carpenter, good with his hands, not terribly articulate, living with his similarly-reserved grandparents. He lives in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, where there’s not much to do but work, hunt, drink and pick up women (all of which Malik does well). He spends a lot of time with his friends, Inuit cousin Mikael and baffoonish Carsten, the latter of whom ends up in the hospital after an overdose of Viagra, but it is Malik who receives bad news: he has cancer and not long to live. Read More »

Nikolaj Arcel – En kongelig affære aka A Royal Affair (2012)

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician –
and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. Read More »

Paprika Steen – Lad de små børn AKA Aftermath (2004)

Plot summary:
A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter. Read More »

Nitesh Anjaan – Dreaming Murakami (2018)

Synopsis
WE HAVE TO BE UNREALISTIC DREAMERS
When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kaze no uta o kike, Hear the Wind Sing, a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station in Tokyo. The Frog follows her, determined to engage the translator in its fight against the gigantic Worm, which is slowly waking from a deep sleep, ready to destroy the world with hatred. As Mette struggles to find the perfect sentences capable of communicating what Murakami’s solitary, daydreaming characters are trying to tell us, the boundary between reality and imagination begins to blur. Read More »

Ole Bornedal – Fri os fra det onde AKA Deliver Us from Evil (2009)

Quote:
A father returns to his old hometown with his young family. Events force him to face the small town’s xenophobia.

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Lars and Johannes are brothers with very little in common. Johannes is a high-powered lawyer with a beautiful wife and two children; Lars is a truck driver and a drunken brute who beats his girlfriend. Having returned to his hometown in the country, Johannes hopes for a less hectic, more genuine lifestyle. But trouble is underfoot when Lars runs over a woman with his truck. He sees only one way out: put the blame on Alain, a Bosnian refugee with impaired mental functions. But when Lars, the God-fearing husband of the victim, and his friends close in on the Bosnian, Johannes stands up for the man and shelters him. Read More »