Nordisk Film Favorites

Celebrating its 110th anniversary, Nordisk Film is known as the world's oldest active film studio. From this selection, do you have a favorite Nordisk production?

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1.
Under sandet (2015)
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In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. (100 mins.)
“ Martin Zandvliet ” - pbn
 
2.
Krigen (2015)
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The story of a Danish commander, who accused for civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad. (115 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
“ Tobias Lindholm ” - pbn
 
3.
Kapringen (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
“ Tobias Lindholm ” - pbn
 
4.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
“ Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg ” - pbn
 
5.
To verdener (2008)
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The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith. (116 mins.)
“ Niels Arden Oplev ” - pbn
 
6.
Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006 Documentary)
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In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five... (85 mins.)
“ Asger Leth, Milos Loncarevic ” - pbn
 
7.
Pusher II (2004)
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Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done. (100 mins.)
“ Nicolas Winding Refn ” - pbn
 
8.
Reconstruction (2003)
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A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair. (92 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
“ Christoffer Boe ” - pbn
 
9.
I Am Dina (2002)
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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death... (125 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
“ Ole Bornedal ” - pbn
 
10.
At kende sandheden (2002)
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A portrait of a famous Danish brainsurgeon, Richard malmros. The son of the surgeon, Danish moviemaker Niels malmros tells the story of his father. (98 mins.)
Director: Nils Malmros
“ Nils Malmros ” - pbn
 
11.
Hamsun (1996)
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Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war. (159 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
“ Jan Troell ” - pbn
 
12.
Europa (1991)
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Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. (112 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Lars von Trier ” - pbn
 
13.
Dansen med Regitze (1989)
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Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet... (102 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Rostrup
“ Kaspar Rostrup ” - pbn
 
14.
Babettes gæstebud (1987)
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters. (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ Gabriel Axel ” - pbn
 
15.
Matador (1978 TV Series)
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank... (67 mins.)
“ Erik Balling ” - pbn
 
16.
Olsen-banden (1968)
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The first of 13 Olsenbanden films presents us with Egon Olsen, head of the gang, and his friends Benny and Kjeld... (80 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
“ Erik Balling ” - pbn
 
17.
Qivitoq (1956)
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In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape. (119 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
“ Erik Balling ” - pbn
 
18.
Mød mig paa Cassiopeia (1951)
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A stage writer desperate for inspiration acquires a muse straight out of Greek mythology. She bedazzles everyone she meets, but will the play be done in time, and will earthly life win the muse over? (101 mins.)
“ Torben Anton Svendsen ” - pbn
 
19.
Ditte menneskebarn (1946)
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Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children. (99 mins.)
“ Bjarne Henning-Jensen ” - pbn
 
20.
Blade af Satans bog (1920)
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In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor. (167 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ Carl Th. Dreyer ” - pbn
 
21.
Præsidenten (1919)
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The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child... (75 mins.)
“ Carl Th. Dreyer ” - pbn
 
22.
Himmelskibet (1918)
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A group of the researchers from the Earth in a spaceship traveling to Mars, where, to big surprise, finds a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization. (97 mins.)
Director: Holger-Madsen
“ Holger-Madsen ” - pbn
 
23.
Verdens Undergang (1916)
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A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world. (77 mins.)
Director: August Blom
“ August Blom ” - pbn
 
24.
Den hvide slavehandel (1910)
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(45 mins.)
Director: August Blom
“ August Blom ” - pbn