All That Matters Is Past (Uskyld)

All That Matters Is Past (Uskyld) Norway (2012) Dir. Sara Johnsen Love triangles are messy enough affairs when they implode if the acrimony is that bad, so you can imagine how combustible the situation would be if this illicit ménage à trois involved two brothers? Janne (Maria Bonnevie) is the orphan girl who comes between … Continue reading All That Matters Is Past (Uskyld)

Across The Waters (Fuglene over sundet)

Across The Waters (Fuglene over sundet) Denmark (2016) Dir. Nicolo Donato How many more times must people be told - “Don’t Trust Anyone” before they start listening? This was never a more vital aphorism than during World War II where even those who seem altruistic and helpful were in fact looking to exploit all situations … Continue reading Across The Waters (Fuglene over sundet)

Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Department Q - The Absent One (Fasandræberne) Denmark (2014) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard This gruesome, sinuous slice of Nordic Noir is the second film in the Department Q series based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, following 2013’s Keeper Of Lost Causes. As is usually the case, the cast list gives fans a chance to play … Continue reading Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Men And Chicken

Men And Chicken (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Arrow Films) Running Time: 104 minutes approx. “The humour on this island is pretty basic” At the risk of sounding reductive the above quote from this jet black Danish comedy could apply to the film itself - that is until you look beyond the apparent Bottom meets … Continue reading Men And Chicken

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære)

A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære) Denmark (2012) Dir. Nikolaj Arcel Our Scandinavian neighbours have proven themselves as masters of the dark and brooding crime thriller with their vast catalogue of superb TV series, but this doesn’t mean we should dismiss them as one hit wonders. They are equally capable of delivering compelling and visually … Continue reading A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære)

Call Girl

Call Girl Sweden (2012) Dir. Mikael Marcimain 1976 and a general election is looming, but while many of the parties are paying lip service to the voters about sexual equality and reforms in policies,  the candidates and high level ministers are indulging in illicit activities with girls supplied by notorious brothel madam Dagmar Glans (Pernilla … Continue reading Call Girl