Baalsrud’s Daring WWII Resistance Story Set For Remake

Arne Skouen's Oscar nominated masterpiece Nine Lives (Ni Liv), based on the book We Die Alone by David Howarth, is to be remade as The Twelfth Man (Den Tolvte Mann), written by Petter Skavlan and directed by Harald Zwart. The 1957 film told the story of Jan Baalsrud, who was a member of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. In 1943, he was involved in an attempt to destroy a German air control tower. This mission was compromised when he

Director Hannes Holm Marks Return To TV After 16 Years

Director Hannes Holm, whose movie A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) recently picked up three Guldbagge awards and has sold 1.5 million tickets so far, is hoping to transfer his success to the small screen with Dehli's Most Beautiful Hands (Dehlis vackraste händer). The three part series, recorded in Malmo and New Delhi, is based on Mikael Bergstrand's novel of the same name and centres on author Göran Borg, played by Bjorn Kjellman. He is preoccupied by his

And The Winners Of The 2016 Robert Prisen Are…

On Sunday the Danish Film Academy announced the winners of the 32nd Robert Prisen at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen. The full list of nominees can be found here. Under Sandet was the big winner of the night with five awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Meanwhile, Skammerens Datter picked up five awards, and Mænd Og Høns had three. Trine Dyrholm made history by winning both her seventh and eighth Robert awards for Best Supporting Actress

Land Of Mine Receives Dragon Award For Best Film

Robert Prisen nominee Land of Mine (Under Sandet) directed by Martin Zandvliet has been presented with the Göteborg Film Festival’s main prize, the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film. Land Of Mine is inspired by real events and tells the story of young German prisoners of war who were ordered to clear two million mines on the west coast of Denmark with their bare hands. It is believed that over 2,000 German soldiers were forced to remove mines, and nearly half

Don Juan Wins Best Documentary In Göteborg

This year’s Dragon Award for Best Documentary at the Göteborg Film Festival has been handed to Jerzy Sladkowski for his film Don Juan, which made history in November by becoming the first Swedish film to win the IDFA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. In Don Juan, twenty-two year old Oleg doesn’t live up to his mother Marina’s idea of a real man. She thinks he’s an autistic loafer, and that all he does is hang around watching TV. The film