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The Bridge (Broen) (2011)

Rated - Unrated, Length - minutes
Cast - Kim Bodnia, Sofia Helin, Dag Malmberg, Christian Hillborg, Puk Scharbau
Director - Hans Rosenfeldt (creator)
Synopsis - Detectives from Denmark and Sweden join forces to catch a killer when a body is discovered on a bridge that connects the two countries.

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Jar City (Mýrin) (2006)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 94 minutes
Cast - Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Atli Rafn Sigurðsson
Director - Baltasar Kormákur
Synopsis - In 1974, a young Icelandic girl met a grim fate at the hands of a murderer -- and the crime was never solved. So begins celebrated director Baltasar Kormákur's procedural thriller Jar City (or Mýrin), adapted from Icelandic writer Arnaldur Indridason's 2000 best-seller, Tainted Blood. In the present day, the jaded and exhausted detective Erlendur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) begins to investigate a link between that notorious unsolved crime and the homicide of a local thug, Holberg (Thorsteinn Gunnarsson). Erlendur also struggles in his private life with an overwhelming problem: the drug addiction of his own pregnant daughter, Eva Lind (Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir). Meanwhile, Örn (Atli Rafn Sigurdarson), an employee at a DNA-mapping lab, reels from the death of his own daughter, who suffered from a brain tumor. In time, the two men's lives will intersect in a myriad of ways that neither can even begin to foresee -- and the motivation for Holberg's original crime will become resoundingly clear. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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As It Is in Heaven (Sa som i himmelen) (2004)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 130 minutes
Cast - Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjoholm, Lennart Jahkel, Niklas Falk
Director - Kay Pollak
Synopsis - An internationally renowned Swedish conductor returns to his childhood village and agrees to help the local church choir hone their singing skills. The harder Daniel works draws out the singers' hidden inner talents, the more he realizes just what he's been missing by living in the big city. Before long he's made new friends, and found a new love. A heartfelt tale of inspiration and discovery, As It Is In Heaven was Sweden's official submission for Best Foreign Film at the 2005 Academy Awards. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Land of Mine (Under sandet) (2017)

Rated - R, Length - 110 minutes
Cast - Roland Møller , Mikkel Boe Følsgaard , Louis Hofmann , Joel Basman , Emil Belton
Director - Martin Zandvliet
Synopsis - In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 82 minutes
Cast - Mille Dinesen, Mikael Birkkjaer, Ole Dupont, Marie Hammer Boda, Troels Lyby
Director - Bo Mikkelsen
Synopsis - The Johansson family's idyllic summer is brought to an abrupt halt as deaths stack up from a virulent strand of the flu. The authorities start off by cordoning off the neighborhood, but soon panic and force the inhabitants into quarantine in their hermetically sealed houses. Isolated from the rest of the world, teen Gustav spies out and realizes that the situation is getting out of control. He breaks out, but soon the family of four comes under attack from the riotous, bloodthirsty mob who forces them to the extreme to escape alive.

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The Killing (Forbrydelsen) (2007)

Rated - Unrated, Length - minutes
Cast - Sofie Gråbøl, Søren Malling , Mikael Birkkjær , Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Morten Suurballe
Director - Søren Sveistrup
Synopsis - The series is set in Copenhagen and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl). Each series follows a murder case day-by-day. Each fifty-minute episode covers twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the stories of the murdered victim's family and the effect in political circles alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.

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The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

Rated - R, Length - 104 minutes
Cast - Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Eili Harboe, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Fridtjov Saheim
Director - Roar Uthaug
Synopsis - Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village - and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord - it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger's warning center, geologist Kristian is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he's about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn't right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path.

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Rams (Hrútar) (2015)

Rated - R, Length - 90 minutes
Cast - Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theódór Júlíusson, Charlotte Boving, Gunnar Jónsson, Jon Benonysson
Director - Grímur Hákonarson
Synopsis - Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, all the animals in the area are culled to contain the outbreak, with many farmers abandoning their land. But the brothers don't give up so easily-and each tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, they will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations-and themselves-from extinction.

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Thale (2013)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 77 minutes
Cast - Silje Reinamo, Jon Sigve Skard, Erlend Nervold, Morten Andresen, Morten Andrese
Director - Aleksander Nordaas
Synopsis - Two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.

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April 9th (9.april) (2015)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 92 minutes
Cast - Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Joachim Fjelstrup, Lars Mikkelsen, Pilou Asbæk, Sebastian Bull Sarning
Director - Roni Ezra
Synopsis - In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.

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Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

Rated - R, Length - 121 minutes
Cast - Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Loggia
Director - Bille August
Synopsis - Julia Ormond stars as Copenhagen resident Smilla Jasperson, a reclusive, half-Inuit scientist who befriends a neglected Inuit boy who lives in her building. Arriving home from work one day, Smilla is mortified to learn that the boy has died in a fall from the building's roof. Suspicious because she knows that her young friend was afraid of heights, Smilla probes into the "accident." Her only ally is an enigmatic man known as the Mechanic (Gabriel Byrne), who also lives in the building and seems sympathetic. Smilla discovers that the boy's family is connected to a mining company conducting top-secret research in her ancestral home of Greenland. Then she spies the Mechanic and the company's president (Richard Harris) dining together. Is she a paranoid conspiracy theorist or a sleuth uncovering a bizarre murder mystery? When a retired secretary (Vanessa Redgrave) helps her make a critical discovery, Smilla sets off for Greenland, where the otherworldly, prehistoric answer to her questions awaits. Danish director Bille August's previous film Pelle the Conqueror (1987) also concerned the bond between an adult Denmark emigre and a child. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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The Last King (Birkebeinerne) (2016)

Rated - R, Length - 99 minutes
Cast - Kristofer Hivju , Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Jakob Oftebro , Elg Elgesem , Thorbjørn Harr
Director - Nils Gaup
Synopsis - Based on true events, THE LAST KING is set in civil war-ravaged Norway. Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church's Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne. On his deathbed after falling ill, the King soon welcomes a son, born in secrecy, as half the Kingdom wants him dead. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald and Torstein, escape with the infant and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King.

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Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) (2011)

Rated - PG-13, Length - 103 minutes
Cast - Glenn Erland Trosterud, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Morch, Hans Morten Hansen, Otto Jespersen
Director - Andre Ovredal
Synopsis - Shot in a verite style, Trollhunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, Trollhunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore." -- (C) Official Site

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In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) (2014)

Rated - R, Length - 115 minutes
Cast - Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Kristofer Hivju, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro
Director - Hans Petter Moland
Synopsis - Introverted and hard-working snow plow driver Nils has just been named Citizen of The Year, when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder--a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as "The Count", and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher.

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Force Majeure (2014)

Rated - R, Length - 120 minutes
Cast - Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju
Director - Ruben Ostlund
Synopsis - A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) (2009)

Rated - R, Length - 148 minutes
Cast - Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre
Director - Daniel Alfredson
Synopsis - Author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" winds to a close with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, director Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the best-selling novel following punky protagonist Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) as she fights to prove that she's innocent of committing multiple murders. As Lisbeth lies in intensive care, the corrupt officials in high office attempt to take advantage of her incapacitated state by accusing her of murder. But fiercely independent Lisbeth isn't about to play the scapegoat, and the more her accusers work to ruin her life, the harder she and her loyal friend Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) must push back to prove them wrong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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The King's Choice (Kongens nei) (2016)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 113 minutes
Cast - Jesper Christensen , Anders Baasmo Christiansen , Tuva Novotny , Karl Markovics , Katharina Sch?ttler
Director - Erik Poppe
Synopsis - Faced with the invasion of Nazi forces, Norway's King Haakon VII (played by Jesper Christensen) is forced to decide between continuing the fight against the Germans or acquiescing to their takeover of his nation. Erik Poppe directed this historical docudrama.

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Borgen (2012)

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Cast - Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Pilou Asbæk, Mikael Birkkjaer, Christoph Bastrup
Director - Adam Price (creator)
Synopsis - A drama about a new Danish prime minister's battle to maintain her ideals.

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The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet) (1957)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 96 minutes
Cast - Max von Sydow , Gunnar Bjornstrand , Bibi Andersson , Bengt Ekerot , Inga Gill
Director - Ingmar Bergman
Synopsis - In medieval Sweden, a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess.

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Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2008)

Rated - PG, Length - 102 minutes
Cast - Jakob Cedergren, Kim Bodnia, Lene Maria Christensen, Lars Brygmann, Anders Hove
Director - Henrik Ruben Genz
Synopsis - Temporarily reassigned to the provincial Danish town of Skarrild after being accused of professional misconduct in Copenhagen, a by-the-books policeman begins to sense that the hamlet has something truly sinister in its midst in this dark drama based on author Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name. Constable Robert isn't used to life in the country, so when he's first confronted by the small-town customs of South Jutland he begins to feel as if he's drifted into some kind of all-too-quaint alternate reality. But perhaps his suspicion that everything here is just a little too perfect isn't just the result of simple culture shock, because the more Constable Robert gets to know about his new surroundings, the more convinced he becomes that the community of South Jutland harbors a disturbing secret. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Headhunters (Hodejegerne) (2011)

Rated - R, Length - 101 minutes
Cast - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aksel Hennie, Eivind Sander, Julie R Ølgaard, Synnøve Macody Lund
Director - Morten Tyldum
Synopsis - Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man. Headhunters is based on Jo Nesbø's best-selling thriller from 2008. -- (C) Magnolia

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The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2013)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 97 minutes
Cast - Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter, Fares Fares, Søren Pilmark, Troels Lyby
Director - Mikkel Norgaard
Synopsis - Based on the international bestseller, the riveting first film in the Department Q series introduces maverick detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) who, after majorly botching an assignment, is relegated to reviewing cold cases. With his new partner (Fares Fares), the moody Mørck begins digging into the unsolved disappearance of a high-ranking female politician (Sonja Richter) who supposedly committed suicide but whose body was never recovered--a mystery that plunges the investigators into a dark and disturbing conspiracy. A nonstop series of ingenious twists and shocking surprises keep the suspense simmering in this stylish thriller.

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Babette's Feast (Babettes Gaestebud) (1987)

Rated - G, Length - 102 minutes
Cast - Stephane Audran, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Gudmar Wivesson, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson
Director - Gabriel Axel
Synopsis - The Danish/French Babette's Feast is based on a story by Isak Dinesen. Stephane Audran plays Babette, a 19th century Parisian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough Danish coastal town. Philippa (Bodil Kjer) and Martina (Birgitte Federspiel), the elderly daughters of the town's long-dead minister, take Babette in. As revealed in flashback, Philippa and Martina were once beautiful young women (played by Hanne Stensgaard and Vibeke Hastrup), who'd forsaken their chances at romance and fame, taking hollow refuge in religion. Babette holds a secret that may very well allow the older ladies to have a second chance at life. This is one of the great movies about food, but there are way too many surprises in Babette's Feast to allow us to reveal anything else at this point (except that Ingmar Bergman "regulars" Bibi Andersson and Jarl Kulle have significant cameo roles).. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2009)

Rated - R, Length - 130 minutes
Cast - Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre
Director - Daniel Alfredson
Synopsis - The second installment of author Stieg Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" trilogy gets translated to the big screen with this tale of a prominent magazine publisher who launches a comprehensive investigation into Swedish sex trafficking and political corruption. The publisher of "Millennium" magazine, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) has built an empire on his ability to shake up the establishment. Approached by a young journalist with evidence that high-ranking Swedish officials are involved in sex trafficking and crimes against minors, the incensed magazine publisher launches a comprehensive investigation that threatens to implicate some of the most powerful politicians in the country. Noomi Rapace and Alexandra Eisenstein co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1988)

Rated - PG-13, Length - 160 minutes
Cast - Max von Sydow, Pelle Hvenegaard, Erik Paaske, Bjorn Granath, Axel Strobye
Director - Bille August
Synopsis - Long but rewarding, the Danish-Swedish Pelle the Conqueror is based on the early passages of Martin Andersen Nexoe's four-volume novel. Pelle (Pelle Hvengaard) is the son of a 19th-century Swedish farmer (Max Von Sydow). Seeking escape from their poverty-stricken surroundings, father and son emigrate to Denmark. Upon arrival, however, they are treated like indentured servants, leading to a profound ideological turnaround for the impressionable Pelle. Adapted for the screen by Bille August, Pelle the Conqueror won the 1988 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) (2009)

Rated - R, Length - 154 minutes
Cast - Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber
Director - Niels Arden Oplev
Synopsis - A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper Mikael and Lisbeth dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1985)

Rated - PG-13, Length - 105 minutes
Cast - Anton Glanzelius, Anki Liden, Manfred Serner, Melinda Kinnaman, Tomas von Bromssen
Director - Lasse Hallstrom
Synopsis - In 1959 Sweden, young Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius) lives with his dying mother and his nasty older brother. He survives all of life's knocks by comparing himself to those who are worse off--such as Laika, the little Russian space dog who was rocketed to his death and had nothing to say in the matter. Ingemar begins to identify with Laika more and more as his mother's health deteriorates, at times dropping to all fours and baying at the moon. When his mother is advised to get some peace and quiet away from her children, Ingemar is sent to live with his loveable uncle and aunt. For the first time, the boy is surrounded by relatives and classmates who pose no threat and who genuinely like him. He even has a sexual awakening. When his mother dies, he no longer rationalizes his misfortunes by comparing himself to those less fortunate; from now on, he can conjure up pleasant memories of his summer away from home to sustain him through the hard times. My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv Som Hund) is based on the autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) (2006)

Rated - R, Length - 119 minutes
Cast - Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgard, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Christian Tafdrup
Director - Susanne Bier
Synopsis - A multi-millionaire wants to know how much his money can really buy in this drama from Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier. Though born and raised in Denmark, Jacob Peterson (Mads Mikkelsen) has made a life for himself in India, where he runs an orphanage for homeless children. While Jacob cares little for money, raising funds is part of the responsibilities of his position, and when he learns that Jorgan (Rolf Lassgard), a wealthy Danish businessman, is willing to donate four million dollars under the condition that he meet with him in person, Jacob grudgingly hops a flight back home. Once in Denmark, Jorgan insists that Jacob attend the wedding of his daughter the next day; at the celebration he meets Jorgan's wife, Helene (Sidse Babett Knudsen), whom he recognizes as someone he knew many years ago. As Jacob finds himself revisiting a past he would prefer to forget, he discovers that Jorgan has an ulterior motive for bringing him to Denmark -- the wealthy man is in poor health, and while the donation will help ease some of his guilt over a life of avarice, he's also looking for someone to take over as Helene's husband after he dies. Efter Brylluppet (aka After the Wedding) received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 118 minutes
Cast - Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken, Knut Joner
Director - Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Synopsis - The Norwegian historical crusader Max Manus -- who lived from 1914 to 1996 -- retains household name status among Scandinavians for his acts of daunting courage during the Second World War, but curiously, few non-historians outside of Northern Europe have heard of him. This adventure epic from co-directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg (Bandidas) represents the first mainstream effort to dramatize Manus' efforts in feature form with elaborate re-creations of his heroic exploits. The bulk of the action spans April 9, 1940 through May 8, 1945, or the period of Nazi Germany's Norwegian occupation. Despite an almost complete lack of formal education, Max (Aksel Hennie) grows completely outraged when Norway falls to Germany and permits the presence of an occupying puppet government within two months. In response, Manus bands together with some other indignant Norwegians and promptly forms a resistance outfit known as the "Rognes Organization" -- a group dedicated to collecting weapons, disseminating anti-Nazi propaganda, and exuding a fighting spirit. Later, when Manus is captured by the Germans, he makes not one but two astonishing escapes from the clutches of the Nazis, with his life intact -- demonstrating, hands-down, that he has no fear. Following a period of saboteur training in Scotland, Manus -- incredibly -- slips right back into Norway, and commandeers a mission to sink Nazi supply ships in an Oslo harbor nighttime raid; though successful, it draws nasty acts of vengeance from a psychopathic Gestapo leader Sigfried Fehmer (Ken Duken) -- an event that turns Sigfried and Max into arch enemies with the bitterest hatred for one another. Manus' heroic efforts for the liberation of Norway continue undaunted, however. Thomas Nordseth-Tiller authored the screenplay, reportedly taking a slight degree of liberty with historical facts. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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I Remember Mama (1948)

Rated - Unrated, Length - 134 minutes
Cast - Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka, Philip Dorn, Cedric Hardwicke
Director - George Stevens
Synopsis - George Stevens's charming film version of Kathryn Forbes' collection of short stories entitled Mama's Bank Account features Irene Dunne as Mama in one of her finest and most ingratiating performances. The film is narrated by Mama's daughter Katrin (Barbara Bel Geddes), recalling the trials and tribulations of her family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Mama tries to keep her house in order and her family on their toes as a motley assortment of eccentric relatives, boarders, and friends -- including Uncle Chris (Oscar Homolka), Mr. Hyde (Cedric Hardwicke), Dr. Johnson (Rudy Vallee), Mr. Thorkelson (Edgar Bergen) -- weave in and out of their lives. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Vikings (2013)

Rated - Unrated, Length - minutes
Cast - Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig
Director - Michael Hirst (creator)
Synopsis - Chronicling the medieval adventures of a band of Norsemen.

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