In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »
In Århus, Denmark, mom's in hospital, pregnant, while dad and 16 y.o.daughter are spending time together painting the baby room. Dad can't accept that his daughter has grown up with interest in guys etc. Instead, he turns to spying on her.
Three episodes that illustrate three steps in a boy's relationship with the sexual. First as five-years old meeting with the more experienced cousin, then the first serious crush as seventeen and finally the student's carefree girl hunt.
Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the ... See full summary »
Anneke von der Lippe,
Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
Director Nils Malmros, a surgeon, performed all the operations in this movie himself. Prior to making this movie he worked as an assistant surgeon at the neuro-surgical department once headed by his father to maintain his skills as a surgeon as well as to research for this movie. See more »
Clearly achieving authenticity was a priority for writer and director Nils Malmros when he was making 'At Kende Sandheden'. Not only were the surgeries in the film really performed by him (he is an ex-assistant surgeon) but his attention to detail in the visuals and writing is apparent. Shot entirely in black, white and gray ''At Kende Sandheden' moves back and forth in time between the early 1900s, the 1940s and the 80s. The film tells the story of Dr. Richard Malmros a successful surgeon whose use of a chemical substance while performing surgery became the center of a legal battle. We are given glimpses of his childhood that reflect the poverty of his family and he came to become a doctor, his youth when he started his career and married and as an elderly when he's to face trial. Director Nils Malmros skillfully directs the film. The film looks quite polished but that works in creating the environment. I also found the lack of colour effective as it stressed on the time period and kept the viewer focused. The cinematography, score, art direction and the performances by Jens Albinus, Lasse Brovst Andersen and Søren Østergaard are are first rate.
Needless to say, ''At Kende Sandheden' is partially autobiopic for director Malmros. This is his way of presenting his father's point of view and I liked that he closed the film with an open ending, letting the viewer decide after presenting another perspective.
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