The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built Denmark (2018) Dir. Lars von Trier What makes a serial killer the way they are? It’s probably fair to say the last filmmaker we would want to ponder this question and put his musings on film is Lars von Trier, but he has never cared what people think of him … Continue reading The House That Jack Built

The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time) Denmark/Sweden (2013) Dir. Søren Kragh-Jacobsen By now, the phrase “Nordic Noir” will be something of a generic byword for the endless supply of superbly crafted dark, violent crime thrillers set in the gloomiest parts of Scandinavia. The Hour Of the Lynx, based on the stage play by … Continue reading The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

Accused (Anklaget)

Accused (Anklaget) Denmark (2005) Jacob Thuesen While the marriage between Henrik (Troels Lyby) and Nina Christofferson (Sofie Gråbøl) seems solid and as normal as anyone else’s they have a problem with their fourteen year-old daughter Stine (Kirstine Rosenkrands Mikkelsen). An insular and reclusive girl, Stine has habit of confusing reality with fiction and has caused … Continue reading Accused (Anklaget)

Nightwatch (Nattevagten)

  Nightwatch (Nattevagten) Denmark (1994) Dir. Ole Bornedal Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is a law student who takes a job as night watchman at a mortuary to help pay his fees. Part of his rounds includes checking on the rooms which store the dead bodies which are currently full with the scalped female victims of a … Continue reading Nightwatch (Nattevagten)

Aftermath (Lad de små børn…)

Aftermath (Lad de små børn...) Denmark (2004) Dir. Paprika Steen Claes Lehmann (Mikael Birkkjær) and his wife Britt (Sofie Gråbøl) are struggling to come to terms with death of their young daughter in a traffic accident. Claes is an architect who works with his friends Nisse (Søren Pilmark) and Vivi (Lena Endre) while Britt is … Continue reading Aftermath (Lad de små børn…)