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Submarino (2010) Thomas Vinterberg, Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Drama

Submarino (2010)
As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives in a shelter and tries to help an old friend. When their mother dies, Nick meets his brother at the funeral. The brother, who remains nameless, is a single father to a young boy, but also supports a drug habit that is spiraling out of control. When an opportunity presents itself, he becomes a drug dealer to secure his son’s future. Eventually, the two brothers meet again.

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Harry og kammertjeneren / Harry and the Butler (1961) Bent Christensen, Osvald Helmuth, Ebbe Rode, Gunnar Lauring, Comedy, Family

Harry og kammertjeneren (Bent Christensen, 1961)
Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn’t too keen on the job at first, but he takes it because there aren’t that many butler-jobs around at the moment. In the beginning both of them don’t know what to expect of the other, but find a way to satisfy both of them. The people in the neighborhood at first make jokes about Harry and his butler, but in the end they start to accept him when he starts to help them.

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Kapgang / Speed Walking (2014) Niels Arden Oplev, Villads Bøye, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Drama

Kapgang AKA Speed Walking (2014)
In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It’s 1976, music’s in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin’s mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death trickers a series of events that not only changes Martin’s life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. An intense, humorous and evocative story about how life and death demands a transition in us all.

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Skyggen af Emma / Emma’s Shadow (1988) Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Line Kruse, Börje Ahlstedt, Erik Wedersøe, Comedy, Drama

Skyggen af Emma aka Emma's Shadow (1988)
Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma’s parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your child kidnapped, Emma decides to stage her own kidnapping. She soon meets Malthe, a kind-hearted, child-like, naïve sewer cleaner who literally stumbles on to her. She convinces Malthe that she is a Russian princess whose family is being chased by Bolsheviks, so Malthe lets Emma stay with him in his very modest abode. After being “kidnapped” for a few days, Emma decides to return home. But, just as she is about to return, she overhears a couple of servants talking about how her parents don’t seem to be very upset over her dilemma. She then returns to Malthe and a close bond soon develops between Emma and Malthe. Meanwhile, the police are finally called and begin their investigation. Emma writes a ransom note for $2000, and her father pays it.

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Mordets melodi / Murder Melody (1944) Bodil Ipsen, Gull-Maj Norin, Poul Reichhardt, Angelo Bruun, Crime, Drama

Mordets melodi (1944)
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’.

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Døden kommer til middag / Death Comes at High Noon (1964) Erik Balling, Poul Reichhardt, Helle Virkner, Birgitte Federspiel, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Doden kommer til middag AKA Death Comes at High Noon (1964)
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.

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