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Zandvliet’s most ambitious film to date after his 2009 debut Applause and 2011’s A Funny Man is inspired by true events where more than 2,000 German prisoners of war were forced shortly after the Second World War to clear mines laid by German occupying forces along the Danish West coast. More than half of the young Germans were killed or seriously maimed.
Roland Møller, who made his screen debut in Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer’s prison drama R, is cast in his first lead role as the Danish Sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen in charge of the prisoners, with Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, who received a Silver Bear as Best Actor at the 2012 Berlinale for his performance in A Royal Affair and was a Shooting Star last year, as Lieutenant Ebbe.
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Danish cinema appears to be going through something of a new wave at present, with something of a contemporary Dogme 95 movement being recreated, with host of brilliantly naturalistic pictures released. At the heart of this revival is Michael Noer, who co-directed R alongside Tobias Lindholm (who had himself made A Hijacking, and written The Hunt), now going solo with the harrowing drama Northwest.
Noer was once a documentarian, and he tells us how that benefited him when tackling a dramatic, narrative feature. He also discusses why he decided to use real criminals and non-professionals actors for this piece.
How did the idea for Northwest first come about?
I’m not really an ideas kind of person, if that makes any sense. What I mean by this, is that I have a documentary background. I met my editor when I went to film school and we’ve always worked together and made maybe 15-20 films, »
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2 items from 2014
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