Articles Posted in the " Denmark " Category

  • Edinburgh Best Film award-winner A WORLD NOT OURS released on February 21st

    A festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, A World Not Ours opens at the ICA in London on February 21st. The film is an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical […]


  • BORGEN “Trilogy” Box Set released for Christmas

    UK DVD & BLU-RAY BOX-SET RELEASE: MONDAY 16th DECEMBER 2013 PLUS “TRILOGY” BOX-SET CONTAINING ALL 3 SEASONS Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label is pleased to confirm that the highly anticipated third and final season of BAFTA award winning Danish political drama, BORGEN, will be released as a DVD & Blu-ray box set in time for Xmas, on Monday […]


  • Klown (18) | Film Review

    It’s not all moody noir coming out of Denmark: this exceptional and extreme sex- and-childcare comedy needs to be seen to be believed.


  • A Hijacking (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

      Dir. Tobias Lindholm, Denmark, 2012, 99 mins, in Danish with English subtitles Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Roland Møller Review by Michaela Fitzgerald There’s nothing sensationalist about this hijacking. There are no bangs or pyrotechnics and the man wearing a white vest is as far from a Bruce Willis-style hero as could be imagined. […]


  • Exit (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    The recent success of all things Scandi has made sound business sense for the belated release of man-on-the-run corporate thriller Exit.


  • Love is All You Need (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir: Suzanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112mins, in English Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Sebastian Jessen Review by Marianne Gray This is the first film from Danish director Suzanne Bier since she won an Oscar for In A Better World in 2010. At the start I thought it was all a bit […]


  • Babette’s Feast (U) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1987, 102 mins Cast: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson Review by Adam Hollingworth The Academy Award winning Danish fable Babette’s Feast, transposed to the stark Jutland coasts of Denmark from a novella written by Karen Blixen, who also wrote Out of Africa, is more beautifully simple […]


  • Borgen – Series Two (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Jannik Johansen, Jesper W Nielsen, Louise Friedberg, Miikel Norgaard, Denmark, 2011, 580 mins, in Danish with English subtitles Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Pilou Asbæk, Mikael Birkkjær Review by Michaela Fitzgerald Mourning the end of The Killing and with a second series of The Bridge someway off, the release of series two […]


  • Unit One – Series One (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Peter Thorsboe, Denmark, 2000, 522 mins, in Danish with subtitles Cast: Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Waage Sandø, Erik Wedersøe, Trine Pallesen        Review by Colin Dibben Fans of The Killing, The Bridge, Wallander and Borgen will jump at the chance to see this proto-Nordic Noir cop procedural series from way […]


  • Ballroom Dancer (E) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Andreas Koefoed and Christian Bonke, Denmark, 2011, 78 mins, English subtitles where appropriate  Cast: Slavik Kryklyvyy, Anna Melnikova Review by Eric Jukes Ballroom Dancer is the story of Slavik Kryklyvyy, a once legendary World Latin American Dance Champion, who has been out of the spotlight for ten years because of a hip injury. Now […]


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