Asta Nielsen

Asta Nielsen, Denmark, 1968

28 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Taking its mark in a conversation with Poul Reumert in the spring of 1968, Asta Nielsen is interviewed inside her home in Copenhagen by the actor, Axel Strøbye. She tells about her career as the first world-renowned film star, up until the 1920s, and about the time that followed, where her life unfolded partly in the theater and partly in anonymous seclusion in Denmark. The account of her life is illustrated with characteristic passages from a number of the most famous Asta Nielsen films: »The Abyss«, »Engelein«, »Die Freudlose Gasse«, »Lulu« and »Hamlet«.
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Original title Asta Nielsen
Danish title Asta Nielsen
Keywords Nielsen, Asta, Silent films, Carriere, Strøby, Axel, Reumert, Poul, Copenhagen, 1900-1999
Director Asta Nielsen
Screenplay Asta Nielsen
Director of Photography Peter Roos
Editor Merete Neergaard
Sound Knud Kristensen
Composer Morten Slæbo
Appearances Asta Nielsen, Poul Reumert, Axel Strøbye
Production country Denmark
Production company Laterna Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 12.07.1968
Cinemas Triangel
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Laterna Film
Commissioned by Kortfilmrådet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Asta Nielsen


Script Asta Nielsen


Cinematography Peter Roos
Camera assistant Leif Hansen


Editing Merete Neergaard


Music Morten Slæbo


Sound Knud Kristensen


Appearance Asta Nielsen
Appearance Poul Reumert
Appearance Axel Strøbye

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
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