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Peter Aalbæk Jensen

(1956 – )

Producer. Born 8/4 1956. Graduated as a producer from the National Film School of Denmark in 1987. Aalbæk is the co-founder and former CEO of Zentropa.

Aalbæk Jensen made his feature film debut as a producer with 'Europa' (1991), which marked the beginning of his lifelong collaboration with Lars von Trier. In 1992 they founded the production company Zentropa. Besides the films of Lars von Trier and his TV series 'The Kingdom', Zentropa has produced films by renowned directors such as Susanne Bier, Lone Scherfig, Per Fly, Nikolaj Arcel, Mads Brügger, Simon Staho, Jørgen Leth, Anders Morgenthaler, Niels Arden Oplev, Annette K. Olesen, Pernille Fischer Christensen and Thomas Vinterberg. Among the company's most recent efforts are such commercial successes as the 'Department Q' franchise and the 'Klown' franchise.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Resin 2019 Producer DK/Feature
The Street Party 2019 Executive producer DK/Feature
Mom Squad 2019 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Purity of Vengeance 2018 Executive producer DK/Feature
The House that Jack Built 2018 Executive producer DK/Feature
Darling 2017 Producer DK/Feature
The Journey 2017 Producer DK/Documentary
You Disappear 2017 Executive producer DK/Feature
Storks 2016 Hektor Feature
A Conspiracy of Faith 2016 Producer DK/Feature
Nymphomaniac Director's Cut 2014 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Absent One 2014 Producer DK/Feature
The Miracle 2014 Executive producer DK/Feature
I am Here 2014 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Salvation 2014 Executive producer DK/Feature
On the Edge 2014 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013 Producer DK/Feature
Nymphomaniac 2013 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Weight of Elephants 2013 Executive producer DK/Feature
Love Is All You Need 2012 Executive producer DK/Feature
Into the White 2012 Producer Feature
Elles 2012 Executive producer Feature
A caretaker's tale 2012 Executive producer DK/Feature
A Royal Affair 2012 Executive producer DK/Feature
Happy End 2012 Executive producer Feature
Melancholia 2011 Executive producer DK/Feature
Rebounce 2011 Executive producer DK/Feature
ID:A 2011 Executive producer DK/Feature
Magi i luften 2011 Executive producer DK/Feature
Ambassadøren 2011 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Kvinden der drømte om en mand 2010 Executive producer DK/Feature
In a Better World 2010 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Left Wing Gang 2010 Executive producer TV series
Sky 2010 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
The Erotic Human 2010 Executive producer DK/Feature
Love & rage 2009 Executive producer DK/Feature
Antichrist 2009 Executive producer DK/Feature
Zoomerne 2009 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Coach 2009 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
The blessing 2009 Executive producer DK/Feature
Kærlighedens krigere 2009 Executive producer Feature
Mammoth 2009 Co-producer Feature
Det røde kapel 2009 Executive producer DK/Documentary
The Tribunal 2009 Co-executive producer Feature
En enkelt til Korsør 2008 Executive producer DK/Feature
Remix 2008 Executive producer DK/Feature
Go with peace Jamil 2008 Executive producer DK/Feature
Lille soldat 2008 Executive producer DK/Feature
Eye for eye 2008 Executive producer DK/Feature
Himlens hjärta 2008 Executive producer Feature
Through a glass, darkly 2008 Co-executive producer Feature
Island of lost souls 2007 Executive producer DK/Feature
At Night 2007 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Little Girl Fishing 2007 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Ekko 2007 Executive producer DK/Feature
Daisy Diamond 2007 Executive producer DK/Feature
De unge år 2007 Executive producer DK/Feature
Hvordan vi slipper af med de andre 2007 Executive producer DK/Feature
Princess 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
The three musketeers 2006 Executive producer: Danish version DK/Feature
One to one 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
After the Wedding 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
Råzone 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
Direktøren for det hele 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
Un jour avec Peter 2005 Appearance Documentary
Det danske dogmeri 2005 Appearance DK/Documentary
Lars von Trier Anecdotes 2005 Appearance TV documentary
Quando i bambini giocano in cielo 2005 Production Feature
Clown 2005 Peter Aalbæk TV series
Restless souls 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
The judge 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
Bázo 2005 Executive producer Feature
Manslaughter 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
Manderlay 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
All About Anna 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
Dear Wendy 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
We are the champions 2005 Executive producer DK/Feature
Testamentet - Tage Skou-Hansen 2005 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Bang Bang Orangutang 2005 Co-producer DK/Feature
Next Door 2005 Co-executive producer Feature
Forbrydelser 2004 Executive producer DK/Feature
Levende mirakler 2004 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Strings 2004 Executive producer DK/Feature
Rød mand stå 2004 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Brothers 2004 Executive producer DK/Feature
South 2004 Co-producer Feature
Masjävlar 2004 Co-producer Feature
A Hole in My Heart 2004 Co-producer Feature
Regel nr. 1 2003 Mand i morgekåbe, Executive producer DK/Feature
Dogville 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
Rocket Brothers - tæt på bandet Kashmir 2003 Executive producer DK/Documentary
The five obstructions 2003 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Dogville Confessions 2003 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Verder dan de maan 2003 Producer: Denmark Feature
Inheritance 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
2 moves, 1 pass 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
Now 2003 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Zafir 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
Day and Night 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
Skagerrak 2003 Executive producer DK/Feature
Flash of a Dream 2002 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Charlie Butterfly 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Slim Slam Slum 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Open Hearts 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Wallah be 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Lilja 4-ever 2002 Co-producer Feature
One Hell of a Christmas 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Minor mishaps 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Catch that girl 2002 Co-producer DK/Feature
It's all about love 2002 Executive producer DK/Feature
Flyvende farmor 2001 Portvagt DK/Feature
Truly Human 2001 Executive producer DK/Feature
Kat 2001 Executive producer DK/Feature
Prop & Berta 2001 Executive producer DK/Feature
Fukssvansen 2001 Executive producer DK/Feature
One-hand clapping 2001 Executive producer DK/Feature
Foreign Fields 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
Don's Plum 2000 Executive producer Feature
The lady of Hamre 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
Tillsammans 2000 Co-producer Feature
Italian for Beginners 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
A Summer tale 2000 Co-producer Feature
The Geography of Fear 2000 Co-producer Feature
Hotmen Coolboyz 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
The bench 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
The King Is Alive 2000 Executive producer DK/Feature
Ikingut 2000 Co-producer Feature
Besat 1999 Executive producer DK/Feature
Pink Prison 1999 Executive producer DK/Feature
Constance 1999 Executive producer DK/Feature
In Doctor Von Trier's laboratory: Back to the magic of cinema 1998 Appearance TV documentary
Vildspor 1998 Executive producer DK/Feature
The idiots 1998 Executive producer DK/Feature
I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now? 1998 Producer DK/Feature
Motello 1998 Executive producer DK/Feature
Angel of Night 1998 Executive producer DK/Feature
Love Fools 1998 Co-producer Feature
H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge 1998 Executive producer DK/Feature
Tranceformer 1997 Appearance Documentary
Dimension 1997 Production DK/Short fiction
The last viking 1997 Producer DK/Feature
Stjerner uden hjerner 1997 Executive producer DK/Feature
Sekten 1997 Producer DK/Feature
Mørkets øy 1997 Associate producer Feature
Mendel 1997 Co-producer Feature
Portland 1996 Production DK/Feature
Breaking the Waves 1996 Producer DK/Feature
Djöflaeyjan 1996 Producer Feature
The Flyer 1996 Executive producer DK/Feature
Den attende 1996 Executive producer DK/Feature
Shadow of the Clouds 1996 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
The Greatest Heroes 1996 Co-producer DK/Feature
Filmskolen 1995 Appearance TV film
The Beast Within 1995 Co-producer DK/Feature
Á köldum klaka 1995 Executive producer Feature
A comédia de Deus 1995 Executive producer Feature
Carmen & Babyface 1995 Executive producer DK/Feature
Love Me, Love Me Not 1995 Executive producer DK/Feature
The Teachers Room 1994 Executive producer TV series
Biódagar 1994 Producer Feature
Pretty Boy 1993 Bil-tyr DK/Feature
Det bli'r i familien 1993 Producer DK/Feature
Russian pizza blues 1992 Portier på Zanzibar, Producer DK/Feature
Trier's Element 1991 Appearance TV documentary
The village 1991 Production manager, Production assistant TV series
Zentropa 1991 Producer DK/Feature
Kys mor, skat! 1990 Production, Appearance DK/Short fiction
Perfect world 1990 Production DK/Experimental
Affaldsveje 1990 Producer DK/Documentary
Retfærdighedens rytter 1989 Mand i prinsesses lejlighed, Producer DK/Short fiction
An Abyss of Freedom 1989 Production manager DK/Feature
Sally's bizniz 1989 Production manager DK/Feature
The track 1988 Production assistant DK/Documentary
Station 13 1988 Unit manager TV series
Katinka 1988 Production assistant DK/Feature
Ligusterkrigeren 1987 Producer DK/Short fiction
Rued Langgaard 1986 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
De saliges ø 1986 Producer DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Grand Prix 1996 Cannes, Festival de 1996 Breaking the Waves
Herald Angel Prize, Best Female Actor 1996 Edinburgh International Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Watson, Critic's Prize 1996 Edinburgh International Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Amanda 1996 Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1996 Breaking the Waves
Metro Media Award, 2nd Place 1996 Toronto International Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Best Film 1996 Sarajevo Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Outstanding Film 1996 Busan International Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Eucemenical Award 1996 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1996 Breaking the Waves
Baltic Film Prize 1996 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1996 Breaking the Waves
FIPRESCI Award / Northern Lights Section 1996 Stockholm International Film Festival 1996 Breaking the Waves
Camerimage, Audience Prize 1996 Torun, Camerimage 1996 Breaking the Waves
Gazeta Pomorska Award 1996 Torun, Camerimage 1996 Breaking the Waves
Critic's Jury Distinctive Prize 1996 Torun, Camerimage 1996 Breaking the Waves
Film School Students' Prize 1996 Torun, Camerimage 1996 Breaking the Waves
Best European Film in 25 Years 1998 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 1998 Breaking the Waves
Guldbagge, Bedste Udenlandske Film 1997 Göteborg International Film Festival 1997 Breaking the Waves
Special Mention, Children 2002 Berlinale 2002 Klatretøsen
Children's Jury's 2nd Prize 2002 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2002 Klatretøsen
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2002 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2002 Klatretøsen
Audience Award 2002 Amsterdam Cinekid 2002 Klatretøsen
Ludi-prize 2002 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2002 Klatretøsen
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
Reykjavik Film Festival 2019-09-26 Harpiks
Toronto International Film Festival 2019-09-05 Harpiks
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2018-07-13 Darling
Miami International Film festival 2018-03-09 Darling
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2018-01-31 Darling
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26 Darling
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2017-11-05 Darling
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2017-11-01 Darling
Warsaw International Film Festival 2017-10-13 Darling
London Film Festival 2017-10-04 Darling
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2017-08-19 Darling
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2017-06-22 Breaking the Waves
Torun, Camerimage 2016-11-12 Flaskepost fra P
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2016-10-20 Flaskepost fra P
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11 Flaskepost fra P
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016-07-01 Flaskepost fra P
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016-06-15 Flaskepost fra P
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2016-04-20 Kvinden i buret
Torun, Camerimage 2014-11-15 Kvinden i buret
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2014-11-06 Kvinden i buret
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Fasandræberne
Chicago International Film Festival 2014-10-09 Breaking the Waves
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2014-09-25 Fasandræberne
Austin Fantastic Fest 2014-09-18 Fasandræberne
Shanghai International Film Festival 2014-06-14 Kvinden i buret
Seattle International Film Festival 2014-05-15 Kvinden i buret
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Kvinden i buret
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014-01-03 Kvinden i buret
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Kvinden i buret
Mumbai Film Festival 2013-10-17 Kvinden i buret
Busan International Film Festival 2013-10-03 Kvinden i buret
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2013-09-26 Kvinden i buret
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2013-09-19 Kvinden i buret
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2013-08-15 Kvinden i buret
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2013-08-07 Kvinden i buret
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Breaking the Waves
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Breaking the Waves
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-11-09 Breaking the Waves
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Breaking the Waves
Toronto International Film Festival 2010-11-08 Breaking the Waves
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20 Breaking the Waves
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11 Bang Bang Orangutang
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2006-10-05 Bang Bang Orangutang
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2006-07-06 Bang Bang Orangutang
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2006-03-09 Bang Bang Orangutang
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27 Bang Bang Orangutang
Oslo International Film Festival 2005-11-17 Bang Bang Orangutang
Chicago International Film Festival 2005-10-06 Bang Bang Orangutang
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2005-09-15 Bang Bang Orangutang
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2004-11-11 Breaking the Waves
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2004-09-04 Klatretøsen
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22 Klatretøsen
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2003-10-09 Breaking the Waves
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2003-07-10 Klatretøsen
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2003-05-03 Klatretøsen
TIFF Kids 2003-04-25 Klatretøsen
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2002-11-18 Klatretøsen
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2002-10-24 Klatretøsen
Amsterdam Cinekid 2002-10-12 Klatretøsen
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2002-09-26 Klatretøsen
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 Klatretøsen
Giffoni Film Festival 2002-07-20 Klatretøsen
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2002-05-26 Klatretøsen
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2002-04-30 Klatretøsen
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2002-04-06 Klatretøsen
Malmö, BUFF 2002-03-12 Klatretøsen
Berlinale 2002-02-06 Klatretøsen
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2001-07-31 De største helte
Guadalajara Film Festival 2000-03-10 Breaking the Waves
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 1999-10-05 De største helte
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1998-11-05 Breaking the Waves
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 1998-03-13 Breaking the Waves
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 1998-01-10 De største helte
Stockholm International Film Festival 1997-11-07 De største helte
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1997-11-06 Breaking the Waves
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1997-10-10 De største helte
Cannes, Festival de 1997-05-07 De største helte
Malmö, BUFF 1997-03-10 De største helte
Berlinale 1997-02-13 De største helte
Göteborg International Film Festival 1997-01-31 De største helte
Torun, Camerimage 1996-11-30 Breaking the Waves
Stockholm International Film Festival 1996-11-10 Breaking the Waves
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1996-11-07 Breaking the Waves
Valladolid International Film Festival 1996-10-18 Breaking the Waves
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 1996-10-18 Breaking the Waves
Haifa International Film Festival 1996-09-28 Breaking the Waves
New York Film Festival 1996-09-27 Breaking the Waves
Busan International Film Festival 1996-09-18 Breaking the Waves
Sarajevo Film Festival 1996-09-10 Breaking the Waves
Toronto International Film Festival 1996-09-05 Breaking the Waves
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1996-08-16 Breaking the Waves
Edinburgh International Film Festival 1996-08-11 Breaking the Waves
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1996-07-05 Breaking the Waves
Cannes, Festival de 1996-05-09 Breaking the Waves
Berlinale 1996-02-15 Portland
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.