In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »
Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the ... See full summary »
Anneke von der Lippe,
In Århus, Denmark, mom's in hospital, pregnant, while dad and 16 y.o.daughter are spending time together painting the baby room. Dad can't accept that his daughter has grown up with interest in guys etc. Instead, he turns to spying on her.
Three episodes that illustrate three steps in a boy's relationship with the sexual. First as five-years old meeting with the more experienced cousin, then the first serious crush as seventeen and finally the student's carefree girl hunt.
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »
Max von Sydow,
Director Nils Malmros, a surgeon, performed all the operations in this movie himself. Prior to making this movie he worked as an assistant surgeon at the neuro-surgical department once headed by his father to maintain his skills as a surgeon as well as to research for this movie. See more »
I have just returned from the cinema. A marvelous movie. I have yet to convince myself that this is Nils Malmros' best movie (which I probably will soon), but it certainly is the best and most convincing cinematography ever to come off the hands of a Danish photographer (Jan Weincke).
Truth as we know it - that is, for us who have to get it from the newspapers - is subtly questioned as are the motives that make men tick. Spiced with excruciatingly realistic brain surgery scenes, performed by Nils Malmros himself, by the way, this movie is thrilling as well as moving. Do not miss this masterpiece.
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