Cecilie experiences a rape, but no traces are found. Her husband commits her to a psychiatric hospital. With the help of a psychiatrist she sees a frightening connection between her condition and a brutal murder dating more than 30 years back.
Tag Archives: Danish
Hvid nat / White Night (2007) Jannik Johansen, Lars Brygmann, Anne Sofie Espersen, Morten Grunwald, Drama
A psychological drama about Ulrich, a workaholic whose life takes a drastic turn when he is involved in a fatal accident. As his guilt grows, his life slowly crumbles around him. Next, an unpleasant event from his past rears its unforgiving head.
2 minutter for sent (1952) Torben Anton Svendsen, Poul Reichhardt, Grethe Thordahl, Astrid Villaume, Crime
The body of a loose-living woman is discovered. Who murdered her? Her new hard-drinking boyfriend? Maybe her playboy ex-lover with a criminal past? Or the ex-lover’s pathologically jealous wife. Or..?
Sprængfarlig Bombe / Clash Of Egos (2006) Tomas Villum Jensen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mille Dinesen, Comedy
Tony has recently been released from a sentence for violent behaviour. He promises to improve his ways and is finally granted a few hours alone with his two children. They celebrate the reunion by going to the movies to see a new film by the famous, critically acclaimed Danish director Claus Volter.
The President / Præsidenten (1919) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman, Drama
The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant from an aristocrat who didn’t want to marry her. The same fate happened to her mother, although he wasn’t allowed to marry because of a vow he had given to his father who had to marry under rank after the girl got pregnant. As expected the sentence for his daughter is death, he asks for a pardon, but this isn’t granted although he is promoted. So he decides to free her and get her out of the country at all costs.
Ordet (1955) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Drama, Fantasy
How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Widowed Patriarch Borgen, who’s rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor’s daughter.
Once Upon a Time / Der var engang (1922) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Clara Pontoppidan, Svend Methling, Peter Jerndorff, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Die Gezeichneten / Love One Another (1922) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Vladimir Gajdarov, Polina Piekowskaja, Drama
Based on the 1918 novel ‘Elsker hverandre’ by Aage Madelung, the film follows various lives, one of which is Jewish girl Hanne Liebe, as she grows up, and experiences the pains of living as a Jew in Russia, leading to a revolution.
Leaves from Satan’s Book / Blade af Satans bog (1920) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Drama
After seeing D. W. Griffith’s epic Intolerance, Denmark’s greatest director, Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr), was inspired to make his own four-episode historical epic with each story told end to end, anthology-style, linked by theme to the others. The unifying character, Satan, attempts to win God’s favor but is doomed to cheerless participation in dark episodes of human history: the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918.
In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson. When he also fails to live up to her idealistic standards, she leaves him and imposes on herself a kind of exile of the heart. In flashbacks and in conversations laced with memories, we also learn of her affair with Gabriel, who still wishes she would go off with him, and we learn of her adolescence, with its early expression of her isolating ideal of absolute love.