Danish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

This includes one film from Greenland, listed at the end.
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1.
Qivitoq (1956)
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In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape. (119 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
 
2.
Be Dear to Me (1957)
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The eight year old girl, Lene, feels neglected by her loving, but busy parents. One day when she is once again let down, she run away from home. On her adventure she meets new people, buys a dog and see the ocean. (101 mins.)
 
3.
The Girls Are Willing (1958)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
4.
Boy of Two Worlds (1959)
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Young boy whose father was from Denmark and mother from a tropical island must live with his paternal aunt in Denmark. His skin color becomes an issue right away and he decides to escape and live in the forest. (93 mins.)
 
5.
Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)
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Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler... (105 mins.)
 
6.
Sekstet (1963)
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(94 mins.)
 
7.
Gertrud (1964)
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In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson (116 mins.)
 
8.
Hunger (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published... (112 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
 
9.
Once Upon a War (1966)
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A young boy grows up during the German occupation of Denmark in World War II. (95 mins.)
 
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Ang.: Lone (1970)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Franz Ernst
 
13.
Den forsvundne fuldmægtig (1971)
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Two men disappear at the same time, one of them commits suicide with dynamite. The police try to figure out who it was and what happened to the other. (102 mins.)
Director: Gert Fredholm
 
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The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Olsen Gang has finally made it. They are in Mallorca, having fulfilled their dream. Almost, that is... (102 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
 
16.
Per (1975)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Hans Kristensen
 
17.
The Olsen Gang Sees Red (1976)
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Egon and the gang are hired to stage a robbery of an antique Chinese vase for an economically challenged baron... (100 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
 
18.
Boys (1977)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Nils Malmros
 
19.
Me and Charly (1978)
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Youth film about friendship between two boys from very different backgrounds. Steffen finish school and do not really know what he wants... (98 mins.)
 
20.
Johnny Larsen (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The coming of age of a young man in the 1950s. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Arnfred
 
21.
Tree of Knowledge (1981)
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As a group of Danish children pass into adolescence, gradually the most popular girl becomes an outcast... (110 mins.)
Director: Nils Malmros
 
22.
Zappa (1983)
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Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying... (103 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
23.
Tukuma (1984)
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A young Dane, Erik goes to Greenland to investigate the mysterious death of his brother, whom the natives called "Tukuma" (the one who is always busy)... (100 mins.)
 
24.
Tro, håb og kærlighed (1984)
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Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife... (108 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
25.
The Dark Side of the Moon (1986)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Erik Clausen
 
26.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
27.
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm... (157 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
28.
Memories of a Marriage (1989)
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Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet... (102 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Rostrup
 
29.
Dance of the Polar Bears (1990)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Birger Larsen
 
30.
Den store badedag (1991)
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Copenhagen 1930. Through the eyes of a boy, his family and the outside world is depicted. A well knit, working class family. The boy has great expectations on his father. This leads to the involuntary unmasking of the father. (100 mins.)
Director: Stellan Olsson
 
31.
Sofie (1992)
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From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects... (151 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
32.
Sort høst (1993)
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This picture reveals Denmark at the second half of the 19th century in the way the literature of that period (the so called critical realism) does... (120 mins.)
Director: Anders Refn
 
33.
Min fynske barndom (1994)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Erik Clausen
 
34.
Hamsun (1996)
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Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war. (159 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
35.
Barbara (1997)
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Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara... (143 mins.)
Director: Nils Malmros
 
36.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
37.
Mifune (1999)
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Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career... (98 mins.)
 
38.
A Place Nearby (2000)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Rostrup
 
39.
Italian for Beginners (2000)
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Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives. (112 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
 
40.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
41.
Reconstruction (2003)
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A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair. (92 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
42.
The Five Obstructions (2003 Documentary)
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About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967) (90 mins.)
 
43.
Adam's Apples (2005)
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A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. (94 mins.)
 
44.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
45.
The Art of Crying (2006)
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Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural... (106 mins.)
 
46.
Worlds Apart (2008)
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The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith. (116 mins.)
 
47.
Terribly Happy (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown. (99 mins.)
 
48.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
49.
Nuummioq (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A love-struck man discovers he has an incurable illness shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams. (95 mins.)
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