Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt

Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt – Weekend (1962)

Three dissatisfied and dysfunctional couples in their thirties spend a weekend together in a summer cottage. A drunkard called Lars is brought along by one of the couples. At the cottage Lars provokes the others and urges them to try something new. They then go on a binge, fuck, provoke various authority figures, and wrestle with the consequences and implications of their new-found liberty. Their libertine games continue until their dark inner human core is released. Read More »

Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt – Tænk på et tal AKA Think of a Number (1969)

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The story opens just before Christmas, when solitary, apathetic bank clerk Flemming Borck uncovers a plot to rob his bank. (It’s a convoluted set-up, so we’ll just leave it at that.) After doing a little rookie recon, Borck identifies the would-be bank robber as a faux shopping-mall Santa Claus, and counter-plots to steal the money himself and let Santa take the blame. This works out about as badly as you might imagine, and our bumbling protagonist spirals further and further away from the carefree, laconic lifestyle he had hoped to ensure for himself. Read More »