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Ole Christian Madsen

(1966 - )

Director. Born 1966, Denmark. Graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993, the same year as Thomas Vinterberg and Per Fly.



Madsen enjoyed success with his short fiction "Sinan¿s Wedding" (1997) and debuted as feature director with "Pizza King" (1999), set among a group of young second-generation immigrants who get mixed up with Copenhagen¿s crime scene.



Madsen contributed to Dogme 95 with the intense psychological drama "Kira¿s Reason ¿ A Love Story" (2001), which was followed by "Angels in Fast Motion" (2005) about three lost souls in a world dominated by hard drugs and desperate addicts. A troubled relationship between husband and wife is at the centre of "Prague" (2006). Madsen's film about a duo of legendary WWII resistance fighters, "Flame & Citron" (2008), was a huge boxoffice draw.



"Superclásico" (2011), Madsen's first stab at the comedy genre, was Oscar-shortlisted for Best Foreign Language film. "Itsi Bitsi" (2014), a portrait of a generation and a glimpse of Danish rock history in the 1960s, premiered at Toronto Film Festival.



Madsen is an acclaimed director for the small screen, including the series "Taxi" (1997) and "Unit 1" (2000) as well as the six-part post-war noir "The Spider" (2000). He has also directed several episodes of the US action-drama series "Banshee" (2013-).

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Skyggebokser 2017 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Steppeulven 2014 Direction, Manuskript DK/Feature
Banshee 2013 Direction TV series
Banshee Origins 2013 Direction TV series
Superclásico 2011 Direction, Manuskript DK/Feature
Flammen & Citronen 2008 Direction, Manusforfatter DK/Feature
Prag 2006 Direction DK/Feature
Nordkraft 2005 Direction DK/Feature
En kærlighedshistorie 2001 Direction DK/Feature
Edderkoppen 2000 Direction TV series
Rejseholdet 2000 Direction TV series
Pizza King 1999 Direction DK/Feature
Sinans bryllup 1997 Direction DK/Short fiction
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Stormfulde hjerter 1994 Direction TV film
Tre små historier 1993 Direction DK/Short fiction
Lykkelige Jim 1993 Direction DK/Short fiction
Kun for forrykte - Eik Skaløe og Steppeulvene 1988 Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
FIPRESCI Award 2002 Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Best Female Actor 2002 Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Best Screenplay 2002 Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Eucemenical Award 2001 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001 kærlighedshistorie
Robert, Best Editor 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Robert, Best Director 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Robert, Best Female Leading Actor 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Robert, Best Screen Play 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Robert, Best Feature Film 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Bodil, Best Danish Feature Film 2002 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Bodil, Best Female Actor 2002 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 2002 kærlighedshistorie
Golden Moon, Best Film 2000 Valencia Cinema Jove 2000 Pizza King
Special Prize 2001 Danish Arts Foundation Awards 2001 kærlighedshistorie
Best Supporting Actress 2005 Taormina International Film Festival 2005 Nordkraft
Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2005 Taormina International Film Festival 2005 Nordkraft
Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2006 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2006 Nordkraft
Best Set Design 2006 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2006 Nordkraft
Best Makeup 2006 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2006 Nordkraft
Best Original Song 2006 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2006 Nordkraft
Best Sound 2006 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2006 Nordkraft
Jury Award 2007 San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 2007 Prag
Robert, Best Cinematographer 2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007 Prag
Robert, Best Sound 2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007 Prag
Best cinematography 2007 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2007 Prag
Robert, Best Production Design 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Robert, Best Special Effects 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Robert, Best Make Up 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Robert, Best Costumes 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Robert, Best Sound 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Best Cinematography 2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009 Flammen & Citronen
Audience Award 2011 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011 Superclásico
Bodil, Best Supporting Actress 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 Superclásico
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Cinemateket 2016-01-24 Steppeulven
Chennai International Film Festival 2015-12-10 Steppeulven
Braunschweig International Film Festival 2015-11-02 Steppeulven
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Steppeulven
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015-05-29 Steppeulven
Seattle International Film Festival 2015-05-14 Steppeulven
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2015-04-15 Steppeulven
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2015-04-04 Steppeulven
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2015-03-19 Steppeulven
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19 Steppeulven
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2015-01-27 Steppeulven
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2015-01-16 Steppeulven
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14 Steppeulven
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014-10-31 Steppeulven
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Steppeulven
Zagreb Film Festival 2014-10-19 Steppeulven
Reykjavik Film Festival 2014-09-25 Steppeulven
Helsinki Film Festival 2014-09-18 Steppeulven
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04 Steppeulven
Denver International Film Festival 2012-11-01 Superclásico
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2012-07-10 Superclásico
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01 kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 Superclásico
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2012-05-10 Superclásico
Cinémathèque royale de Belgique 2012-05-01 kærlighedshistorie
International Film Festival of Panama 2012-04-26 Superclásico
Macedonia 2012-04-19 Superclásico
Sarasota Film Festival 2012-04-13 Superclásico
Washington DC International Film Festival 2012-04-12 Superclásico
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2012-03-31 Superclásico
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2012-03-19 Superclásico
Cinemateket 2012-03-13 Superclásico
Sofia International Film Festival 2012-03-09 Superclásico
Miami International Film festival 2012-03-02 Superclásico
Guadalajara Film Festival 2012-03-02 Superclásico
Dublin International Film Festival 2012-02-16 Superclásico
Glasgow Film Festival 2012-02-16 Superclásico
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Superclásico
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2012-01-06 Superclásico
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012-01-05 Superclásico
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2011-12-15 Superclásico
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011-11-18 Superclásico
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2011-11-10 Superclásico
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011-11-04 kærlighedshistorie
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02 Superclásico
Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 2011-11-01 Superclásico
Valladolid International Film Festival 2011-10-22 Superclásico
Warsaw International Film Festival 2011-10-07 Superclásico
Busan International Film Festival 2011-10-06 Superclásico
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2011-10-06 Superclásico
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22 Superclásico
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-09-08 Superclásico
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Superclásico
Zürich Film Club Xenix 2010-12-01 Flammen & Citronen
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Flammen & Citronen
Cinemateket 2010-01-25 Flammen & Citronen
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2009-12-12 Flammen & Citronen
Kolkata Film Festival 2009-11-10 Flammen & Citronen
London UK Jewish Film Festival 2009-11-07 Flammen & Citronen
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009-11-06 Flammen & Citronen
Canberra Nordic Film Festival 2009-10-15 Flammen & Citronen
Cinemateket 2009-10-15 Prag
Cinemateket 2009-09-17 Flammen & Citronen
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2009-08-21 Flammen & Citronen
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24 Flammen & Citronen
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-07-17 Flammen & Citronen
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 2009-06-16 Flammen & Citronen
Transilvania International Film Festival 2009-05-29 Flammen & Citronen
Brussels Eurocine27 2009-05-05 Flammen & Citronen
Singapore International Film Festival 2009-04-14 Flammen & Citronen
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2009-04-04 Flammen & Citronen
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2009-03-26 Flammen & Citronen
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2009-03-18 Flammen & Citronen
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Flammen & Citronen
Jakarta International Film Festival 2008-12-05 Flammen & Citronen
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 2008-12-02 Flammen & Citronen
Beirut EU-Film Festival 2008-11-21 Prag
Marrakech International Film Festival 2008-11-14 Flammen & Citronen
Cottbus FilmFesttival - Festival of East European Cinema 2008-11-11 Nordkraft
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 kærlighedshistorie
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29 Flammen & Citronen
Valladolid International Film Festival 2008-10-24 Flammen & Citronen
London Film Festival 2008-10-15 Flammen & Citronen
Antalya Eurasia International Film Festival 2008-10-10 Flammen & Citronen
Dar Es Salaam EU-Film Festival 2008-10-07 Prag
Toronto International Film Festival 2008-09-04 Flammen & Citronen
Telluride Film Festival 2008-08-29 Flammen & Citronen
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2008-08-16 Flammen & Citronen
Distributørvisning 2008-07-03 Flammen & Citronen
Sofia EU Film Festival 2008-05-22 Prag
Cannes, Festival de 2008-05-14 Flammen & Citronen
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2008-04-17 Prag
Prague Brno EU Film Festival 2008-04-14 Prag
New York Scandinavian House 2008-04-12 Prag
Wisconsin Film Festival 2008-04-03 Prag
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 2008-03-05 Prag
Denver International Film Festival 2007-11-08 Prag
Edinburgh EU Film Festival 2007-10-15 Nordkraft
Riga Arsenals 2007-10-12 Prag
DK FILM FEST : LA 2007-10-05 Prag
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2007-06-29 Prag
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2007-05-24 Prag
Toronto EU-Film Festival 2007-05-21 Nordkraft
Toronto - Royal Danish Consulat 2007-05-19 Nordkraft
Washington DC International Film Festival 2007-04-19 Prag
Belgrade Danish Film Event 2007-04-18 Nordkraft
Singapore International Film Festival 2007-04-18 Prag
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2007-03-31 Prag
Riga Danish Cultural Institute 2007-03-28 Nordkraft
Vilnius International Film Festival 2007-03-23 Prag
Cleveland International Film Festival 2007-03-15 Prag
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 2007-02-28 Prag
Dublin International Film Festival 2007-02-16 Prag
Glasgow Film Festival 2007-02-15 Prag
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 Prag
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04 Prag
Vilnius - Royal Danish Embassy 2007-01-01 Nordkraft
Marrakech International Film Festival 2006-12-01 Prag
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2006-11-16 Prag
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 Prag
Distributørvisning 2006-10-25 Prag
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006-09-21 Prag
Toronto International Film Festival 2006-09-07 Prag
Budapest Danish Film Week 2006-06-01 kærlighedshistorie
Singapore International Film Festival 2006-04-13 Nordkraft
Vilnius International Film Festival 2006-03-24 Nordkraft
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2005-11-24 Nordkraft
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2005-11-03 Nordkraft
Dublin - Scandinavian Film Festival 2005-10-14 Nordkraft
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2005-08-19 Nordkraft
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005-08-17 Nordkraft
Taormina International Film Festival 2005-06-11 Nordkraft
London Dogme Film Festival 2005-04-01 kærlighedshistorie
Toronto Harbourfront Super Danish 2004-10-22 kærlighedshistorie
Budapest Danish Film Week 2004-02-10 kærlighedshistorie
Kolkata Film Festival 2003-11-10 kærlighedshistorie
Rome MedFilm Festival 2003-11-10 kærlighedshistorie
New Delhi Dogme Event 2003-10-21 kærlighedshistorie
Bruxelles Cinedays 2003-10-15 Pizza King
Rio de Janeiro, Danish FF 2003-09-23 kærlighedshistorie
London Reel Madnes FF 2003-06-19 kærlighedshistorie
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 kærlighedshistorie
Rom, Filmstudio 80 2003-03-28 kærlighedshistorie
Skopje International Film Festival 2003-03-14 kærlighedshistorie
Vilnius Dogmefilmfestival 2003-02-21 kærlighedshistorie
Melbourne Digital Cinema Festival 2003-01-09 kærlighedshistorie
Internationalt Kultursekretariat 2003-01-01 kærlighedshistorie
Edinburgh Modern Vikings 2002-11-29 kærlighedshistorie
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002-11-23 kærlighedshistorie
Sevilla Cinema and Sport Film Festival 2002-11-04 kærlighedshistorie
London The Dainsh Wave 2002-10-10 kærlighedshistorie
Warsaw International Film Festival 2002-10-03 kærlighedshistorie
Curzon Soho 2002-10-01 kærlighedshistorie
Bradford Eurovision 2002-10-01 kærlighedshistorie
Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 2002-09-14 kærlighedshistorie
San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art 2002-09-12 kærlighedshistorie
Stockholm Cinemateket, Svenska Filminstitutet 2002-09-01 kærlighedshistorie
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2002-08-20 kærlighedshistorie
Paris Danish Film Week 2002-07-02 kærlighedshistorie
Bratislava Art Film Festival 2002-06-21 kærlighedshistorie
Shanghai International Film Festival 2002-06-08 kærlighedshistorie
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2002-05-31 kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2002-05-23 kærlighedshistorie
Singapore International Film Festival 2002-04-11 kærlighedshistorie
New York New Directors/New Films 2002-03-24 kærlighedshistorie
Tel Aviv International Film Festival 2002-03-14 kærlighedshistorie
Cleveland International Film Festival 2002-03-14 kærlighedshistorie
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2002-03-13 kærlighedshistorie
Portland International Film Festival 2002-03-08 kærlighedshistorie
Edmonton International Film Festival - Local Heroes 2002-03-08 kærlighedshistorie
Galway Danish Film Season 2002-02-01 Pizza King
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 kærlighedshistorie
New York Screening 2001-12-05 kærlighedshistorie
Oslo International Film Festival 2001-11-15 kærlighedshistorie
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001-11-08 kærlighedshistorie
London Film Festival 2001-11-07 kærlighedshistorie
London Film Festival 2001-11-07 kærlighedshistorie
Milan MIFED 2001-10-28 kærlighedshistorie
London Screenings 2001-10-15 kærlighedshistorie
Toronto International Film Festival 2001-09-06 kærlighedshistorie
Singapore Danish Film Festival 2001-01-08 Pizza King
Düsseldorf Festival Of Danish Films 2000-11-20 Pizza King
Malmö Antiracist Film Days 2000-10-28 Pizza King
Berlin Berlinbeta 2000-08-30 Pizza King
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2000-08-22 Pizza King
Rome MedFilm Festival 2000-07-10 Pizza King
Valencia Cinema Jove 2000-06-17 Pizza King
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2000-06-01 Pizza King
Edinburgh Film Event 2000-05-14 Pizza King
Seattle Nordic Film Festival 2000-03-18 Pizza King
Malmö, BUFF 2000-03-13 Pizza King
Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 1999-11-27 Pizza King
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1999-11-12 Pizza King
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04 Pizza King
New York Danish Wave '99 1999-09-10 Pizza King
Sochi International Film Festival 1999-06-03 Pizza King
Cannes, Festival de 1999-05-12 Pizza King
Copenhagen Night Film Festival 1999-02-19 Pizza King
Berlinale 1999-02-10 Pizza King
Göteborg International Film Festival 1999-01-29 Pizza King
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.