One rainy night between five and six happens a crime, which terrifies the inhabitants of the city. A woman is found strangled in her shop. Her name is Sonja. Shortly after another murder is committed. This time the victim is a young, flirtatious girl. But perhaps the most terrifying is that the girl’s name is also Sonja. The police is convinced it is the same killer, and at each scene is heard a woman singing the same song. A song which is soon dubbed the ‘murder melody’.
Tag Archives: Danish
Døden kommer til middag / Death Comes at High Noon (1964) Erik Balling, Poul Reichhardt, Helle Virkner, Birgitte Federspiel, Crime, Drama, Thriller
A dark evening, a crime writer Peter Sander, drives through a forest when his car runs out of petrol . A little distance from the road there is a house with lighted windows, and he goes there to borrow a phone. Suddenly he trips over a tree root and sprain one foot . He lags up the forest road . Then there is a shot, a moment after running steps. A beam cuts through the dark. It goes out . The steps moves away. Peter gets up and stomps up to the house . No one responds to his knokking.
Mazurka på sengekanten / Bedroom Mazurka (1970) John Hilbard, Ole Søltoft, Annie Birgit Garde, Birte Tove, Comedy, Erotic
Max (Søltoft) is a popular teacher at a public school who needs a new schoolmaster. In an effort to entice him to take the vacated position, the boys hire a stripper to seduce the sexually inexperienced scholar. The wife and daughter of the former headmaster also wish to tutor the teacher in their own private lessons in human sexuality.
En familie / A Family (2010) Pernille Fischer Christensen, Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk, Drama
Ditte (Lene Maria Christensen) owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend (Pilou Asbæk) and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father (Jesper Christensen) comes down with a serious illness, Ditte is faced with the grueling decision: To pursue her own dreams, or to continue the legacy of her family. A Family is a moving and modern story about complicated family ties, the new wife, the new kids – and about following your dreams to find your own place in history.
Mifunes sidste sang / Mifune’s Last Song (1999) Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing much has happened since he left. He places an add in the local newspaper to get help running the farm and taking care of his mentally disabled brother. The whore Liva, who is running away from annoying telephone calls, answers it. But running away from your past isn’t easy.
De Pokkers Unger / Those Blasted Kids (1947) Astrid Henning-Jensen, Bjarne Henning-Jensen, Henry Nielsen, Tove Maës, Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen, Drama, Family
Afsporet / Derailed (1942) Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen, Illona Wieselmann, Ebbe Rode, Poul Reumert, Crime, Drama, Romance
“Afsporet” (Derailed) focuses on the intense erotic relationship between a rich woman suffering from amnesia and petty thief on probation entangled with organized crime. The film was the directorial debut of Ipsen and is considered the first Danish film noir.
Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the throne. In exchange, Medea and the boys are to be banished. Jason explains that his actions ensure a rich future for Medea and her sons. She asks that she be allowed to stay; Kreon refuses. She asks for one more day, and begs Jason to seek the king’s permission to allow their sons to stay in Corinth. Jason agrees and Medea prepares a gift for her sons to give to Glauce. Will Medea leave peacefully?
Det gode og det onde / Good and Evil (1975) Jørgen Leth, Claus Nissen, Ulla Gottlieb, Holger Juul Hansen, Documentary
Jørgen Leth can squeeze poetry from a stone and wit from dust, and he can find love where the milk of human kindness runs dry. In a series of tableaux of Life in Denmark, he carries absurdism to a happy extreme. To act out his minuscule non-dramas, he uses a motley crew of professional actors like Ghita Nørby and Claus Nissen, writer Dan Turéll plus a snake charmer, a bicycle racer and a circus queen.
Lille Soldat / Little Soldier (2008) Annette K. Olesen, Trine Dyrholm, Lorna Brown, Finn Nielsen, Drama
Lotte is a soldier recently back from war. She drinks, and her apartment is a mess. When her father comes to see her he offers her a job. He turns out to make his living by offering the services of African prostitutes to those who want to buy. Lotte starts driving his girlfriend and main attraction Lily around town for house calls. Lotte determines that Lily needs her help.