5.6/10
592
2 user 3 critic

Grev Axel (2001)

"Count Axel" is a comedy that takes place somewhere in the nordic countries in 1783. It's a classic comedy about mixed identities, with strong elements of contemporary humour and satire. ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

De skrigende halse (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Copenhagen 1984. Ronni is a young, mediocre punk-guitarist, eager to make it big in the death obsessed late-punk milieu. But his girlfriend has left him, the other members of his band are ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Fauli
Stars: Kristian Holm Joensen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Martin Brygmann
Polle Fiction (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The whole plot in this crazy comedy movie is a story about a geeky and nerdy guy called Polle, who lives in a little village named Snave, which is far out in the Danish countryside. Even ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Fauli
Stars: Jens Andersen, Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen, Henrik Bechman
Solkongen (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birthe Neumann, Thomas Bo Larsen
All for Two (2013)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After their newfound fortune have been tricked away from them by a banker, the three friends must work together to get revenge.

Director: Rasmus Heide
Stars: Jonatan Spang, Rasmus Bjerg, Mick Øgendahl
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz
Stars: Roland Møller, Jakob Oftebro, Allan Hyde
Davids bog (1996)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Henrik and Jacob have just finished high school, but they can't get into university, so Jacob gets a job as a waiter and Henrik helps his uncle clear out a rich man's villa after the owner ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Tomas Villum Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Camilla Overbye Roos
Fukssvansen (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dennis and Carl are brothers who live on a small farm in the Danish countryside. None too bright, Dennis wants a girlfriend for Christmas. Carl makes sure that Dennis gets just that when he... See full summary »

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Stars: Martin Buch, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ordinary Jan has no easy life. He is by far the most unpopular employee at work. At home it's even worse. His marriage with the not so ordinary Bente is on the verge of a breakdown. Jan's ... See full summary »

Director: Paprika Steen
Stars: Lars Brygmann, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Nicolaj Kopernikus
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tony (Ulrich Thomsen) is angry and wants his money back after watching world-famous director, Claus Volter's (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) new film. Tony just got out of prison for violent behavior.

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mille Dinesen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Mørke (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

Director: Jannik Johansen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Laura Drasbæk
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Frödin ... Axel
... Leonora Amalie
Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Egon Holmquist ... Erik
... Niels
Sarah Gottlieb ... Agnete
Katrine Jensenius ... Else
... William
Lasse Lunderskov ... Poul
Ole Thestrup ... Ridefogeden
Jens Arentzen ... Richard
Ole Ernst ... Kroejer
... Provsten
... Oberst Lejpstrup
Troels II Munk ... Tyk Mand
Edit

Storyline

"Count Axel" is a comedy that takes place somewhere in the nordic countries in 1783. It's a classic comedy about mixed identities, with strong elements of contemporary humour and satire. One should conceive "Count Axel" as a scandinavian version of the humour that you will find in works like "Black Adder" and "Life of Brian". A humorous universe that takes off in the big classical epos of our past. It is our inheritance from the time of the feudal era, with evil rich lords; and god, pure pesants that is the set-up in "Count Axel". To take this genre of heavy historical films and twist it in to a crazy comedy with the respect of a strong storyline, that is the ambition of "Count Axel" Written by <cosmo@cosmo.dk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Cosmo Film

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Count Axel  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious!
18 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Whomever can not appreciate the sarcasm, irony and crazy humour of this film ... well, turn off the television. The rest of us, who knows Søren Fauli's way of making comedy, will undoubtedly enjoy this film from start to finish.

The way it makes fun about the feudal society, the tyranny of the church and the way peasants were abused, is just wonderful. In fact, there's a joke waiting for you around every corner. Right in the middle of it all is Count Axel with his very modern language (including the curse-words :-). When the jokes go away, the mere words that Count Axel sings over and over again are hilarious! Add to this the plethora of quality actors that appear in this film, and you have a great piece of work. I enjoyed every moment of it, and I watch this film regularly when I need a good laugh.

9/10 for this gem!


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial