Danish drama films

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  1. A Caretaker's Tale

    A Caretaker's Tale (2012)


    A Caretaker's Tale (Danish: Viceværten) is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by theatre director Katrine Wiedemann based on a screenplay by Kim Fupz Aakeson.

  2. A Family

    A Family (2010)


    A Family (Danish: En Familie) is a 2010 Danish drama film directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen. It was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

  3. A Funny Man

    A Funny Man (2011)


    A Funny Man (Danish: Dirch) is a 2011 Danish drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet about the Danish actor and comedian Dirch Passer.

  4. A Happy Divorce

    A Happy Divorce (1975)


    A Happy Divorce (Danish: En lykkelig skilsmisse, French: Un divorce heureux) is a 1975 Danish-French drama film directed by Henning Carlsen. It was entered into the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.

  5. A Royal Affair

    A Royal Affair (2012)


    A Royal Affair (Danish: En kongelig affære) is a 2012 historical drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Følsgaard. The story is set in the 18th century, at the court of the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark, and focuses on the romance between his wife, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, and the royal physician Johann Friedrich Struensee.

  6. A Summer Tale

    A Summer Tale (2000)


    Den bästa sommaren ("The Best Summer") is a 2000 Swedish-Danish film directed by Ulf Malmros.

  7. Accused

    Accused (2005)


    Anklaget (Accused) is a 2005 Danish drama film about a couple, Henrik and Nina Christofferson, whose happiness was shattered when their 14-year old daughter Stine accused her father of molesting her.

  8. Adam's Apples

    Adam's Apples (2005)


    Adam's Apples (Danish: Adams Æbler) is a 2005 Danish black comedy film directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. The film revolves around the theme of the Book of Job. The main roles are played by Ulrich Thomsen and Mads Mikkelsen.

  9. After the Wedding

    After the Wedding (2006)


    After the Wedding (Danish: Efter brylluppet) is a 2006 Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film was a critical and popular success and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but lost out to The Lives of Others.

  10. Aftermath

    Aftermath (2004)


    Aftermath (Danish: Lad de små børn) is a 2004 Danish drama film directed by Paprika Steen.

  11. Alt dette og Island med

    Alt dette og Island med (1951)


    Alt dette og Island med is a 1951 Danish drama film directed by Johan Jacobsen and starring Sonja Wigert.

  12. Ang.: Lone

    Ang.: Lone (1970)


    Ang.: Lone is a 1970 Danish drama film directed by Franz Ernst. It was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival where it won a Special Recognition award. The film was also selected as the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 43rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

  13. Antichrist

    Antichrist (2009)


    Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It tells the story of a couple who, after the death of their child, retreat to a cabin in the woods where the man experiences strange visions and the woman manifests increasingly violent sexual behaviour and sadism. The narrative is divided into a prologue, four chapters and an epilogue. The film was primarily a Danish production but co-produced by companies from six different European countries. It was filmed in Germany and Sweden.

  14. Arven

    Arven (2003)


    The Inheritance (Danish: Arven) is a 2003 Danish film directed by Per Fly. It is released as Inheritance in the United Kingdom.

  15. At Night

    At Night (2007)

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    At Night (original title: Om natten) is a 2007 Danish film.

  16. Atlantis

    Atlantis (1913)


    Atlantis is a 1913 Danish silent film directed by August Blom, the head of production at the Nordisk Film company, and was based upon the 1912 novel by Gerhart Hauptmann. It starred an international cast headlined by Danish matinée actor Olaf Fønss and Austrian opera diva Ida Orloff. The film was the first Danish multi-reeled feature film. The story, which tells the tale of a doctor who travels to the United States in search of a cure for his ailing wife, includes the tragic sinking of an ocean liner after it strikes an object at sea. Released only one year after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the movie drew considerable attention as well as criticism due to similarities to the actual tragedy.

  17. Babette's Feast

    Babette's Feast (1987)


    Babette's Feast (Danish: Babettes gæstebud) is a 1987 Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel. The film's screenplay was written by Axel based on the story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). Produced by Just Betzer, Bo Christensen, and Benni Korzen with funding from the Danish Film Institute, Babette's Feast was the first Danish cinema film of a Blixen story. It was also the first Danish film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

  18. Barbara

    Barbara (1997)


    Barbara is a 1997 Danish drama film directed by Nils Malmros and stars Anneke von der Lippe and Lars Simonsen. Adapted from the classic Danish novel by Faroese writer Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen, the film is about a minister in the 18th century who is captivated by the overt sexuality of a promiscuous woman and marries her. Set in the Faroe Islands, the film was Malmros' first diversion from his usual subject of adolescents in Århus, and his own experiences.

  19. Barndommens gade

    Barndommens gade (1986)


    Early Spring (Danish: Barndommens gade) is a 1986 Danish drama film directed by Astrid Henning-Jensen. It was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival.

  20. Bleeder

    Bleeder (1999)


    Bleeder is a Danish film from 1999, written, produced and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film was a big hit in Denmark, much like Refn's previous film Pusher. The film stars many of the same actors as Pusher, but it is not a sequel.

  21. Blind Justice

    Blind Justice (1916)


    Blind Justice (Danish: Hævnens nat) is a 1916 Danish silent drama film directed by Benjamin Christensen. Prints of the film exist in the Det Danske Filminstitut.

  22. Bora Bora

    Bora Bora (2011)


    Bora Bora is a 2011 Danish drama film written and directed by Hans Fabian Wullenweber.

  23. Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves (1996)


    Breaking the Waves is a 1996 film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Emily Watson. Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970s, it is about an unusual young woman, Bess McNeill, and of the love she has for Jan, her husband. The film is an international co-production led by von Trier's Danish company Zentropa. It is the first film in Trier's Golden Heart Trilogy which also includes The Idiots (1998) and Dancer in the Dark (2000).

  24. Brødre

    Brødre (2004)


    Brothers (Danish: Brødre) is a 2004 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen and Ulrich Thomsen.

  25. Brotherhood

    Brotherhood (2009)


    Brotherhood (Danish: Broderskab) is a 2009 Danish film written by Rasmus Birch and Nicolo Donato, directed by Donato and produced by Per Holst.

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