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Big Time (2017)

Big Time: Historien om Bjarke Ingels (original title)
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BIG TIME follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bjarke Ingels Bjarke Ingels ... Himself
Charlie Rose ... Himself
Elisabet Ingels Elisabet Ingels ... Herself, Bjarke Ingels' mother
Knud Bundgaard Jensen Knud Bundgaard Jensen ... Himself, Bjarke Ingels' father
David Zahle David Zahle ... Himself
Patrik Gustavsson Patrik Gustavsson ... Himself
Ulla Röttger Ulla Röttger ... Herself
Margareeta Margareeta ... Herself (as Margrethe II of Denmark)
Kai-Uwe Bergman Kai-Uwe Bergman ... Himself
Sheela Maini Søgaard Sheela Maini Søgaard ... Herself
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson Mary Elizabeth Donaldson ... Herself (as Mary Crown Princess of Denmark)
Crown Prince Of Denmark Frederik Crown Prince Of Denmark Frederik ... Himself
Douglas Durst Douglas Durst ... Himself
Alexander Durst Alexander Durst ... Himself
Beat Schenk Beat Schenk ... Himself


Bjarke Ingels started out as a young man dreaming of creating cartoons. Now, he has been named "one of architecture's biggest innovators" by The Wall Street Journal and one of The 100 Most Influential People on the planet by TIME Magazine. BIG TIME follows Bjarke during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too. In addition to the recently opened architectural marvel VIA 57 West (625 West 57th Street), Bjarke Ingels' company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) was given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers which will replace Two World Trade Center in Manhattan. While Bjarke is creating these buildings, which will change the New York skyline, he is hit by health-related issues. The Film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious ...

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The architectural mind behind some of the world's most famous buildings.




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English | Danish

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3 May 2017 (Denmark) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,347, 3 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,347, 3 December 2017
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12 April 2018 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

Bjarke Ingels indeed is one of the most talented architects in the nowadays ever changing world. In this film, we could really his serene yet powerful prospect that he would give to the world with some of the most tauting yet also the most beautiful environmentally friendly futuristic man-made structures which set forth the modern day civilization of living and working spheres all around us in either the big cities or countryside. His designs are all unique, his ideas all down to earth practical but at the same time, aesthetically eye-appealing. This Danish architect is an architect without borders. He is like a stork, bring beautiful babies all over the world.

It's a pity that we couldn't understand when he spoke in Danish. It also omitted some incident that caused his minor concussion that worried him quite a bit. Also, it seemed to me that most of the time when he relocated to New York, he somehow became a lonely person without normal family life. His wife later showed up in the end, did him a quick bowtie job in the limo by referring to a "How to" video from Youtube.

I am not quite sure about the design that he'd put in Hualien, Taiwan later, that design is sure Gotham ugly and ghost-like repelling, building on an doomed earthquake belt on the east coast of that island. All his other future projects are looking pretty good.

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