• Christian Braad Thomsen – Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve AKA Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (2015)

    2011-2020Christian Braad ThomsenDenmarkDocumentary

    Based on the personal recollections of Danish film journalist Christian Braad Thomsen, Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands is an episodic but thorough examination of the man and his works. Starting with the terrible reception of his first feature film Love Is Colder Than Death at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival, the bio-doc builds through photographs, stills, audio recordings and filmed interviews a portrait of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, his loose but consuming relationships with his family and the extended families he created around him. [MARK WILSHIN, Dog and Wolf]Read More »

  • Christian Braad Thomsen – Kære Irene AKA Dear Irene (1971)

    1971-1980Christian Braad ThomsenDenmarkDrama

    [Kære Irene] is a curiously Muggeridgian movie attacking the new, sexually liberated society of Denmark from an undoctrinaire Marxist standpoint. Thomsen’s people have achieved freedom; indeed they talk about almost nothing else. They sleep around, they are unillusioned, they know the limits of their responsibilities. Flesh slaps sullenly on flesh, and after lovemaking there is always a bottle of beer to be opened, an appointment to be kept, a husband and a child to return to. Isolation is a condition accepted as inevitable as life itself. – Jonathan Raben, New Statesman, England.Read More »

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

    2001-2010DenmarkDramaOle BornedalThriller

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

  • Anna Sofie Hartmann – Giraffe (2019)

    2011-2020Anna Sofie HartmannDenmarkDrama

    A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. A tunnel is being built to connect Denmark and Germany. Three people meet and part ways again.Read More »

  • Jørgen Leth – Det Erotiske Menneske AKA The Erotic Man (2010)

    2001-2010DenmarkDocumentaryEroticaJørgen Leth

    A collections of scenes based on documents, letters, pictures and poems that depict a man’s erotic nature.Read More »

  • Christoffer Boe – Spies & Glistrup AKA Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)

    2011-2020Christoffer BoeDenmarkDrama

    In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political landscape, in this shocking, often hysterical, always compelling quasi-biopic.
    Since his Camera d’Or-winning debut feature Reconstruction, Christoffer Boe has explored the power of memory — and its capacity to mould an individual’s perception of reality. With his latest, the sometimes shocking, always-compelling quasi-biopic Sex, Drugs & Taxation, he examines collective memory, which, as it turns out, is equally as prone to delusion.Read More »

  • Bjarne Henning-Jensen – Ditte menneskebarn AKA Ditte, Child of Man (1946)

    1941-1950Bjarne Henning-JensenClassicsDenmarkDrama

    One of the most admired Danish films of all time, Bjarne Henning-Jensen’s Ditte Menneskebarn is the story of a poor girl born out of wedlock (Jette Kehlet plays the child Ditte, then Tove Maës) whose mother (Karen Lykkehus) is an abusive adulterer who nearly kills her eldest daughter. Ditte grows up with her grandmother (wonderfully played by Karen Poulsen), but is ill equipped to later fend for herself as a maid on a large farm. Impregnated and abandoned by the weak-willed son of the house (Preben Neergaard), Ditte, just like her mother, will have to face the future as a social outcast. The original novel was by Martin Andersen Nexø (Pelle the Conqueror), a writer who used a very broad pencil indeed. The American reviewers (who saw the film in 1950 sans several scenes of a nude Maës) certainly thought so, dismissing the film as mere melodrama. Some of the performances are difficult to take for a modern audience, but, overall, the film still has the power to move.
    — Hans J. Wollstein ( More »

  • Malene Choi – The Return (2018)

    2011-2020DenmarkDocumentaryDramaMalene Choi

    Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity. Operating in a hybrid field THE RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi’s personal experience as well as stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.Read More »

  • Michael Noer – Nordvest (2013)

    2011-2020CrimeDenmarkMichael Noer

    18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal’s gang decide they want revenge. What starts with pushing and shoving soon escalates into armed conflict. This is a big test for Caspar: is he ruthless enough for this battle? And will he drag his younger brother into it?Read More »

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