Through the adults surrounding him, eight year-old Frederik is confronted with animalistic desires, abandonment, death, hatred, and envy. His parents hold little love for each other, and ... See full summary »
Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing ... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen,
Nobody wants them but everybody is watching: from time immemorial, animal fights have been as much looked down upon as they have been loved. "The Beast Within" pursues the reasons for man's... See full summary »
The young girl Johannes is left by her mother at a solemn convent school. The school is a strange world to her, and when she feels unable to comply with the demands of faith she faces a difficult decision.
Denmark in the 70's. The teenager Christoffer's parents Nisse and Maria have decided to move into a commune because they want to try the alternative lifestyle. But Christoffer doesn't like ... See full summary »
Sixten Tobias Kai Nielsen,
Through the adults surrounding him, eight year-old Frederik is confronted with animalistic desires, abandonment, death, hatred, and envy. His parents hold little love for each other, and his mother starts an affair with Frederik's teacher. When Frederik's father is killed, the little boy opts to shut out the world, and deal only through his alter ego, The Beast Within, who perceives everything through a haze of despair. Written by
Because this is a film for adults with a child as the main character, it has never really got the attention it ought. But actually it´s a very subtle and touching Danish film about a child´s loss of innocence. It was the first film of Carsten Rudolf and won the two main Danish film awards, the Bodilprize and the Robertprize for best film.
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