Tag Archives: Denmark

Mikres eleftheries / Minor Freedoms (2008) Costas Zapas, Antonis Papadopoulos, Marlen Saites, Alexandros Tountas, Drama

Minor Freedoms (2008)
Set in the Greek highlands, the story presents a violent, domineering man who deals in the trafficking of emigrants and young, Balkan prostitutes. Addicted to drugs and mentally unstable, the man’s teenage daughter Fanny succumbs to her father’s violence and ends up working for him as a prostitute. The man also wishes to prostitute his young son, the immature Christos, who is dominated by his father’s violence and engages in suicidal behavior. There is a special bond between brother and sister, who have only each other, yet no one admits this. Fanny falls apart day by day but the father maintains his reign as Christos, however, resists. “But in the kingdom of the father, the last word belongs to the king,”

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Agent 69 Jensen i Skyttens tegn / In the Sign of the Sagittarius (1978) Werner Hedman, Ole Søltoft, Poul Bundgaard, Karl Stegger, Adult, Comedy

I skyttens tegn AKA In the Sign of the Sagittarius (1978)
Secret Albanian rocket plans worth 10 million have been stolen – and Albanian, Chinese, Russian and Danish agents converge on Tangier to recover them. The thieves have hidden the microfilm in one of four make-up compacts – the other three are booby-trapped. They are soon eliminated, and Danish agent KB Andersen scoops up the compacts during a brawl in the nightclub. He hides them among the passengers on his flight back to Copenhagen. One compact explodes in Customs, and the other three are distributed among a doctor, a fashion model, and a stewardess – making them the targets of the various agents.

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Old Men in New Cars / Gamle mænd i nye biler (2002) Lasse Spang Olsen, Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen, Action, Comedy, Crime

Old Men in New Cars (2002)
The last wish of the dying “Monk” is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell. Peter and Martin – the two chefs – want to get him out and soon father and son meet for the first time in their lives. They get on from the word go, but now dad needs a liver transplant and Ludvig and Harald set about raising the wherewithal. Everything goes wrong when they try to rob a bank, though they meet Mille, who puts them onto a new trail, and Peter and Martin also make a contribution. However, soon they have the cops and the anti-terror corps on their tails.

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Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999) Katrin Ottarsdóttir, Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir, Sigri Mitra Gaïni, Johan Dalsgaard, Comedy, Drama

Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999)
After having lived for a number of year’s abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small island community, present themselves in outrageous colourful clothing and with a superior attitude to all things Faroes. The real purpose of their visit is to solve unfinished family matters, but they soon loose the grip, and find themselves fleeing the answers they came looking for. The girls are “rescued” by Rúni, a local fisherman, who gives them a lift in his old Ford Granada, decorated with zebra covers, flower lights and a stuffed crocodile in the back. On their journey up north they meet, among others, a fallen rock-singer, missionary grandparents, thirsty wedding guests and a Jesus wannabe. Rúni is constantly running errands, there is always someone he has to meet. Who is this silent, shy man? What is his curious business? And why does he get more bruised after each errand? The short route …

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Fighter (2007) Natasha Arthy, Semra Turan, Nima Nabipour, Cyron Melville, Action, Drama

Fighter (2007)
Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn’t inspire her. Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love. But the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu, and Aicha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants.

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