Saturday, October 13, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Denmark (32 Greatest Films 1929-2005)

When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

1943 Day of Wrath* (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
1945 The Red Earth (Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen)
1955 Ordet*  (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
1959 Paw (Astrid Henning-Jensen)
1961 Harry and the Butler (Bent Christensen)
1964 Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
1966 Hunger (Henning Carlsen)
1966 Knud (Jorgon Roos)
1966 Once There Was a War (Palle Kjerulff-Schmidt)
1984 The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier)
1984 Twist and Shout (Bille August)
1987 Babette's Feast* (Gabriel Axel)
1987 Pelle the Conqueror* (Bille August)
1988 Emma's Shadow (Soren Kragh-Jacobsen)
1989 Memories of a Marriage (Kaspar Rostrup)
1991 Europa (Lars Von Trier)
1994 Nightwatch (Ole Bornedal)
1996 Breaking the Waves* (Lars Von Trier)
1998 Festen* (Thomas Vinterberg)
1998 The Idiots* (Lars Von Trier)
1999 Mifune* (Soren Kragh-Jacobsen)
2000 Dancer in the Dark* (Lars Von Trier)
2000 Italian for Beginners (Lone Scherfig)
2000 The King Is Alive (Kristian Levring)
2002 Open Hearts (Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen)
2003 Dogville* (Lars Von Trier)
2003 Inheritance (Per Fly)
2003 The Five Obstructions* (Lars Von Trier, Jorgen Leth)
2004 Brothers (Susanne Bier)
2004 In Your Hands (Annette K. Olesen)
2004 King’s Game (Nikolaj Arcel)
2005 Manderlay* (Lars Von Trier)

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