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A Trip to Mars


(7/10) Himmelskibet, released in 1918, is he first serious movie to deal with a trip to a distant planet. Poetically filmed and featuring lavish Martian designs, this Danish space opera is at heart an endearing pacifist message in a time when the first world war was ravishing Europe.  4,583 more words

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The End of the World


(7/10) This Danish moral tale from 1916 is the world’s first apocalyptic film. August Blom’s direction takes takes it sweet time to get going, but when the much talked about comet finally crashes towards the Earth, the film proves why it belongs among the classics. 3,808 more words

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The Five Obstructions: Filmmaking as Therapy with the Danish Masters

In 1967 danish director Jorgen Leth directed a short film titled The Perfect Human. In 2003 this documentary was released, where he was challenged by fellow danish filmmaker Lars von Trier to remake this film five times, each time with a different “obstruction” chosen by von Trier. 941 more words


REVIEW: Så Længe Jeg Lever (2018)

The following is a review of Så Længe Jeg Lever — Directed by Ole Bornedal.

Ole Bornedal’s Så Længe Jeg Lever is a Danish biographical film about John Mogensen (played by Rasmus Bjerg), a Danish musician whose immensely popular songs turned him into somewhat of a cult figure in his native country. 594 more words


Krigen: an unwinnable war

This sombre, typically Scandinavian drama explores the reality of modern conflict from an intensely personal perspective. It starts as a ‘war is hell’ movie and ends as a courtroom drama, debating the moral dimension of military action. 217 more words

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[Film Review] Day of Wrath (1943)

English Title: Day of Wrath
Original Title: Vredens dag
Year: 1943
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Genre: Drama, History
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Carl Theodor Dreyer… 570 more words

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