Lars von Trier, 2009
A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse ..
Thomas Vinterberg, 2010
A story about two estranged brothers, marked by a childhood of gloom. They were separated from each other at a young age by a tragedy that split their entire family. Today, Nick's life is drenched in alcohol and plagued by violence, while his kid brother, a solo-parent, struggles as a junkie to give his son a better life.
Nicolas Winding Refn, 2009
For years, One-Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the chieftain Barde. Aided by a boy, Are, he kills his captor and together they escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness.
In a Better World
Susanne Bier, 2010
The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Henning Carlsen, 1966
Pontus, a young penniless poet, wanders about in 1890 in Oslo, freezing and in search of love and work while trying to preserve his self-respect and integrity. A newspaper editor offers to publish an article by him, but Pontus is too proud to receive an advance payment. When he cannot pay his rent, his landlord throws him out.
A sunday in hell
Jørgen Leth, 1977
Director and poet Jørgen Leth is, amongst other things, obsessed with bicycle racing as a ritual expression of human victory and defeat, and from this obsession he has made the unique "A Sunday in Hell". The Sunday is April 11th, 1976, when the classic and grueling annual bicycle race Paris-Roubaix was held, and the Hell is the cobblestone field roads of Northern France, where the champions of bicycle racing battle for victory. With an army of photographers, Jørgen Leth followed the race in all of its details, and he has edited the footage into a mythic and documentary spectacular.
Gabriel Axel, 1987
A Parisian fugitive from the 1871 Commune of Paris uprising, Babette, a fine cook, is taken into the poor fishing village home of two puritanical spinsters who consider food beyond oatmeal almost sinful. When Babette by chance comes into money, she blows it all on serving up the ultimate gourmet meal for the dazed villagers. Based on the Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) tale.
Kaspar Rostrup, 1989
An American Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1990 nomination, "Waltzing Regitze" tells of a working class marriage that has survived all obstacles because true love and mutual respect always prevailed. Tempestuous Regitze and conformist Karl Aage live through wartime hardships and familial strifes and upheavels and are now preparing for their annual summer party over which the shadow of tragedy is suddenly cast.
Lars von Trier, 1991
In 1945, just after Germany's surrender, Leo, a young American of German descent, wants to be of help in the old Fatherland and signs on as sleeping car conductor with the Zentropa Express company. He soon finds himself turned into a pawn between the power elite and Nazi terrorists gone underground. English dialogue, international cast.