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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. In 2019 he adapted the shooting at Kulturhuset Krudttønden and the synagogue in Copenhagen taking place in 2015.

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
No title 2020 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Shadow Boxer 2017 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Itsi Bitsi 2014 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Banshee 2013 Direction TV series
Banshee Origins 2013 Direction TV series
Superclásico 2011 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Flame & Citron 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Prag 2006 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Nordkraft 2005 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Kira's Reason - a Love Story 2001 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Edderkoppen 2000 Direction, Script TV series
Unit 1 2000 Direction TV series
Pizza King 1999 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Sinans bryllup 1997 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Stormfulde hjerter 1994 Direction, Script TV film
The end 1993 Direction DK/Short fiction
The End 1993 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
For the Mad Only 1988 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Eucemenical Award 2001 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001 En kærlighedshistorie
Audience Award 2011 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011 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
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
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19 Steppeulven
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2015-01-27 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
Reykjavik Film Festival 2014-09-25 Steppeulven
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2014-09-18 Steppeulven
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04 Steppeulven
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01 En kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 Superclásico
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2012-05-10 Superclásico
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2012-03-31 Superclásico
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2012-03-19 Superclásico
Sofia International Film Festival 2012-03-09 Superclásico
Miami International Film festival 2012-03-02 Superclásico
Guadalajara Film Festival 2012-03-02 Superclásico
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 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 En kærlighedshistorie
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02 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
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22 Flammen & Citronen
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24 Flammen & Citronen
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-07-17 Flammen & Citronen
Transilvania International Film Festival 2009-05-29 Flammen & Citronen
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2009-04-04 Flammen & Citronen
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Flammen & Citronen
Marrakech International Film Festival 2008-11-14 Flammen & Citronen
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 En 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
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
Cannes, Festival de 2008-05-14 Flammen & Citronen
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2007-06-29 Prag
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 En kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2007-05-24 Prag
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2007-03-31 Prag
Vilnius International Film Festival 2007-03-23 Prag
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 Prag
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04 Prag
Marrakech International Film Festival 2006-12-01 Prag
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2006-11-16 Prag
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2006-11-01 Prag
Toronto International Film Festival 2006-09-07 Prag
Vilnius International Film Festival 2006-03-24 Nordkraft
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2005-11-24 Nordkraft
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2005-11-03 Nordkraft
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2005-08-19 Nordkraft
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005-08-17 Nordkraft
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 En kærlighedshistorie
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002-11-23 En kærlighedshistorie
Warsaw International Film Festival 2002-10-03 En kærlighedshistorie
Shanghai International Film Festival 2002-06-08 En kærlighedshistorie
Seattle International Film Festival 2002-05-23 En kærlighedshistorie
New York New Directors/New Films 2002-03-24 En kærlighedshistorie
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 En kærlighedshistorie
Oslo International Film Festival 2001-11-15 En kærlighedshistorie
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001-11-08 En kærlighedshistorie
London Film Festival 2001-11-07 En kærlighedshistorie
Toronto International Film Festival 2001-09-06 En kærlighedshistorie
Malmö, BUFF 2000-03-13 Pizza King
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1999-11-12 Pizza King
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04 Pizza King
Cannes, Festival de 1999-05-12 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.