Country: Denmark

  • Holy Spider

    Holy Spider

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress at Cannes for her role as an investigative journalist going undercover to track down a killer.

  • Riders of Justice

    Riders of Justice

    A revenge thriller that combines deadpan humour and violence will inevitably evoke the Coen brothers, while the dynamic of a scarred older man and a young girl on a revenge mission has its precursors in films such as Kiss-Ass and Léon (that the young girl is also called Mathilde is surely no coincidence in a…

  • Wild Men

    Wild Men

    Danish cinema is having a moment. The last two years have seen the release of award-winning films like Another Round, Riders of Justice, Flee and The Guilty. Wild Men co-writer and director Thomas Deneskov credits the Danish Film Institute and public support: “The funding system allows us to really play, and not worry about making…

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    This horrifically gripping Oscar-nominated documentary examines the legacy of the anti-communist atrocities in the wake of a failed coup in mid-1960s Indonesia. It interviews members of the death squads, who were never prosecuted for their crimes, and gets them to stage bizarre re-enactments of their crimes interspersed with movie footage. While not an easy watch…

  • A Hijacking

    A Hijacking

    Virtuoso display of Nordic suspense from Borgen scriptwriter as Somali pirates take over Danish cargo ship and battle with Copenhagen-based hostage negotiator. (Warning: may contain Faroe Isle sweaters.) The film was shot on location and used a real ship. The crew of the ship, who worked as extras, had been hijacked in the past, and…

  • After the Wedding

    After the Wedding

    Jacob, a Scandinavian aid worker (Mikkelsen) manages an orphanage in Mumbai. He is contacted by a potential patron, Jorgen, (Lassgard) and given an unusual offer. After a twenty year absence Jacob reluctantly returns to Copenhagen to try to secure the funding. But there’s something strange about Jorgen’s agenda as he protracts the decision, invites Jacob…

  • Red Road

    Red Road

    Tough, gritty, Scottish drama might be enough to put you some of you off but Red Road is definitely worth the trip. This Cannes Jury Prize-winning film is the first feature film from Andrea Arnold, Oscar-winning director of the short, Wasp. Arnold famously described receiving an Oscar as the dogs bollocks so we know were…

  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark is the third film in Lars von Trier’s Golden Heart Trilogy – the previous two were Breaking the Waves (1996) and The Idiots (1998). The story centres on Selma (Björk), a Czech immigrant to the US, who works in a factory but has a degenerative eye condition. She is determined to…

  • Reconstruction


    Its a mystery why Alex suddenly leaves the devoted Simone to follow a beautiful woman into the Copenhagen night. Time twists and Simone becomes a stranger to him – his past disappears. To create his future, Alex must return the enigmatic Aimee’s love, but will he have the courage Boe offers us a noir-ish, psychological…

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