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Sofie Gråbøl: ‘Lars von Trier is a very caring person… he's not like his films’

The Danish actor on her role in the director’s new serial killer movie, being mesmerised by Suranne Jones, and Christmas hygge-style

Danish actor Sofie Gråbøl became famous internationally playing police officer Sarah Lund in TV thriller The Killing. She also starred in the Arctic-set Sky series Fortitude. She made her film debut in 1986, her early films including 1988 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Pelle the Conqueror. She now appears as one of the victims of a serial killer played by Matt Dillon in The House That Jack Built, the latest film from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier, whom she previously worked with on his 2006 comedy, The Boss of It All. She lives in Copenhagen with her two children.

So, The House That Jack Built

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Sofie Gråbøl: ‘Lars von Trier is a very caring person… he's not like his films’

The Danish actor on her role in the director’s new serial killer movie, being mesmerised by Suranne Jones, and Christmas hygge-style

Danish actor Sofie Gråbøl became famous internationally playing police officer Sarah Lund in TV thriller The Killing. She also starred in the Arctic-set Sky series Fortitude. She made her film debut in 1986, her early films including 1988 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Pelle the Conqueror. She now appears as one of the victims of a serial killer played by Matt Dillon in The House That Jack Built, the latest film from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier, whom she previously worked with on his 2006 comedy, The Boss of It All. She lives in Copenhagen with her two children.

So, The House That Jack Built

What did you think?
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

LevelK acquires Danish family action feature 'Hacker' (exclusive)

LevelK acquires Danish family action feature 'Hacker' (exclusive)
Poul Berg’s feature debut was developed in cooperation with fellow Emmy nominee Kalle Bjerkø.

LevelK has acquired world sales rights for Poul Berg’s Danish family action film Hacker.

The film marks the feature debut for Emmy nominee Berg, whose TV credits include Ride Upon The Storm, Mille and Limbo.

The script has been developed in cooperation with writer Kalle Bjerkø, Emmy nominee 2012 for Boxhead.

Signe Leick Jensen and Morten Kaufmann produce for Toolbox Film, with Cinenic Film as co-producer. Backers include The Danish Film Institute, Dr TV, The Swedish Film Institute, Svt, Scanbox Entertainment, LevelK and Creative Europe/Media.
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New to Streaming: ‘A Ghost Story,’ The Films of Lars von Trier, ‘Blame,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blame (Quinn Shephard)

Written, directed, edited, and starring 22-year-old Quinn Shephard, Blame premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last spring. We said in our review, “It’s an impressive debut feature that’s confident and assured, yet feels less like a feature film and more like an effective television drama with a few well-drawn characters and a multi-episode arc. Its asymmetric narrative doesn’t always work as it withholds information
See full article at The Film Stage »

Producer Richard B. Lewis Sets Three Projects At Universal Cable Productions

Veteran producer Richard B. Lewis (August Rush, Backdraft, The Outer Limits) and his Southpaw Entertainment Group have three new projects in development at Universal Cable Productions, Deadline has learned. The first is a project about monsters and their creators, the second an adaptation of Nicola Moriarty's breakthrough novel, The Fifth Letter, and the third, a half-hour comedic adaptation of Lars Von Trier’s, The Boss Of It All. Lewis and Salem co-creator Adam Simon…
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Movie Review - Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Volume II (2013).

Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Nymphomaniac: Volume II, 2013

Written and Directed by Lars von Trier.

Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Michael Pas, Jean-Marc Barr and Connie Nielsen.

Synopsis:

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

“Leave your hair up. It might be necessary if I decide to punch you in the face.” – K (Jaime Bell) to Joe (Charlotte Gainsborgh) in Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Controversy, rightly or wrongly, is attached to a Lars von Trier picture like hype is attached to the news of a comic book adaptation, often blown out of proportion because of the need for something to write about. With the marketing for his latest work, the two parts of Nymphomaniac, teasing us with posters of the cast making an ‘o-face’ and a cheeky
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Mitch Hurwitz to Remake Lars von Trier’s The Boss of it All

What’s wrong with Mitch Hurwitz? For the last few years, we had a chance to hear that he’ll be writing the script for Arrested Development, and that filming will begin soon, and… well, a lot of things!

And now, we’re here to report that Hurwitz has actually just set up a deal with Universal to direct a remake of Lars von Trier‘s The Boss of It All comedy?

No, we’re not kidding! According to the latest reports, Emma Forrest will be in charge for the screenplay, while Arrested Development narrator Ron Howard will executive-produce with Brian Grazer through their Imagine Entertainment company.

And here’s a little description of the original The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele) movie:

“The owner of an It company wishes to sell it. But, for years, he has pretended that the real boss lives in America and
See full article at Filmofilia »

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