Cinema spree

NEW RELEASES. The cinemas are loaded with Danish films this fall. Two comedies, a drama, a family film and an animated film are released in October.

Almost Perfect

Hella Joof, actor, satirist and director of box office hit comedies "Shake It All About" (2001) and "Oh Happy Day" (2004), has directed her sixth feature. In "Almost Perfect", Anne has given up trying to find a man who will fit into her sensible and controlled life. She has therefore chosen to become pregnant with a sperm donor who has been carefully chosen. But as her hormones get the better of her she realizes that the child may come to resemble the father and possibly get his less flattering characteristics. Anne feels compelled to find the sperm donor and ensure that he is as perfect as she imagines.

Director Hella Joof
Screenplay Christian Torpe, Marie Østerbye
Appearances Lene Maria Christensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Production Michel Schønnemann and Malene Blenkovfor Blenkov & Schønnemann
Danish release 04.10.2012

Father of four – at sea

Far til fire til søs
Photo: Ilse Schoutteten

In the sixth installation of the popular "Father of four" series, the family is preparing for the wedding of Søs and Peter. The house is upside down with preparations and in the middle of all that the family all of a sudden has to arrange a trip to Funen to help Peter’s foster dad, Skipper. His training ship, Valborg, has over time given many orphaned boys a good start in life. But now the ship is falling apart and can only be saved if Skipper wins first price in the yearly regatta for old wooden ships in the waters around Funen.

Director Claus Bjerre
Screenplay Claus Bjerre, Anton Carey Bidstrup, Thomas Glud
Appearances Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jess Ingerslev, Bjarne Henriksen, Carla Mickelborg, Stephanie León
Production Henrik Møller-Sørensen for ASA Film Production
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish release 04.10.2012

Chasing Talents

The actors and director (middle) of "Chasing Talents". Photo: Christian Geisnæs

Actor and stand-up comedian Jonatan Spang makes his directorial debut with the comedy "Chasing Talents": Mark is a singer in a boyband at its downfall. Laura is tired of playing second fiddle in the relationship. But one day Laura gets her talent measured by the eccentric inventor Aslan, and it appears that she is incredibly talented. Instantly Laura gains more self-confidence and success. Mark discovers that talent can not only be measured, but it is also possible to steal talent using Aslan's machine. In the name of love Mark sucks his unsuspecting girlfriend blank of talent and makes sure he himself rises to stardom – and towards huge problems at home ... 

Director Jonatan Spang
Screenplay Jonatan Spang, Mette Heeno
Appearances Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt, Casper Crump, Jonatan Spang, Mille Dinesen, Birthe Neumann, Nicolas Bro, Frank Hvam, Julie Zangenberg, Nikolaj Steen, Simon Jul
Production Bo Ehrhardt for Nimbus Film
International sales Nimbus Film
Danish release 11.10.2012

Marco Macaco

Marco Macaco

Jan Rahbek makes his feature film debut with the animated children's film "Marco Macaco". Marco the Monkey works as a beach officer. But he spends most of his time trying to win the heart of the beautiful Lulu. He is just about to succeed, when Marco's rival, Carlo, builds a gigantic monkey-shaped casino right on Marco's beach. Lulu is fascinated by the charming Carlo. Jealously Marco starts an undercover investigation of Carlo's strange casino. Soon he discovers the truth. Carlo will take over the island and force Lulu to marry him! When Marco tries to arrest Carlo a problem rises. Literally from the ground. Because Carlo's Casino is a giant robot.

Director Jan Rahbek
Screenplay Jan Rahbek, Thomas Borch Nielsen
Voices Peter Frödin, Tommy Kenter, Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt
Production Thomas Borch Nielsen for Nice Ninja
International sales Sola Media
Danish release 11.10.2012

A Caretaker's Tale

Photo: Per Arnesen

Katrine Wiedemann's second feature, the drama "A Caretaker's Tale" recently enjoyed its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film tells the story of Per, a harsh and bitter caretaker with a lowlife son who just got out of prison and two pathetic friends he bosses around. One day he discovers a young beautiful woman lying naked in an empty apartment, wrapped in a curtain. Apparently she's up for grabs. The girl is happy and willing – almost like a gift from above. Per brings her home to his own apartment, and her innocence awakens something new in him and his friends – love perhaps?

Director Katrine Wiedemann
Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Appearances Lars Mikkelsen, Julie Zangenberg, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Tommy Kenter, Ditte Gråbøl, Peter Plaugborg
Production Ib Tardini and Vinca Wiedemann for Zentropa Entertainments
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish release 25.10.2012

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