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Skøl! Scandinavia

The selection of films spotlights some of the best films being made in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.


1:1   

1:1
Denmark, 2006, 90 min.
Director Annette K. Olesen takes on the growing issue of racial conflict in Denmark in this story about how the near-deadly assault on a white boy destroys fragile peace between the local European and Palestinian communities.... more



After the Wedding   

After the Wedding
Denmark, 2006, 120 min.
When Jacob, (played by Mads Mikkelsen, the arch villain in the recent Bond film Casino Royale) who runs a struggling orphanage in Bombay, returns to Denmark to secure new funds, he discovers that his new benefactor has a secret path that will forever alter his charitable present and... more



Allegro   

Allegro
Denmark, 2006, 88 min.
In this cinematic tour de force from Denmark, a concert pianist, Zetterstrøm (Ulrich Thomsen from The Celebration), returns home to Copenhagen and finds himself a lost in a dreamlike odyssey to rediscover the love that he lost many years ago.... more



The Boss of it All   

The Boss of it All
Denmark, 2006, 100 min.
Danish provocateur Lars von Trier returns with an unexpectedly breezy comedy about a company director who blames his office policies on an imaginary superior, but later must hire an actor to impersonate “the boss of it all.” Von Trier deviously pulls the strings for the unwitting marionettes... more



The Bothersome Man   

The Bothersome Man
Norway, 2006, 95 min.
Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment, and soon finds a girlfriend. But before long, he notices that something is wrong. A strong shot of new Nordic humor, this surreal parable won Best Film at the Hamptons International Film F... more



Cecilie   

Cecilie
Denmark, 2006, 100 min.
Cecilie sees and hears things no one else does. After she experiences an assault of which no traces are found, her husband commits her to a psychiatric hospital. But is she insane? With the help of a psychiatrist, Per, she begins to unravel the past, with shocking results, in this tense, psychologic... more



Children   

Children
Iceland, 2006, 93 min.
Karitas, a single mother trying to survive in contemporary Icelandic society, fights a custody battle for her three young daughters, oblivious to the needs of her son Gudmund. Then her hoodlum ex enters the mix after burning his bridges elsewhere. The drama brings to light the failure of a supposedl... more



Falkenberg, Farewell   

Falkenberg, Farewell
Sweden, 2006, 88 min.
The struggle of five 20-something male friends to find their place in the world provides the focus for Falkenberg, Farewell, which captures the energy of youth, and with it, a strong undercurrent of melancholy. Winner for Best Film at the Athens Film Festival.... more



Free Jimmy   

Free Jimmy
Norway, 2006, 80 min.
Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Kyle MacLachlan and Jim Broadbent lend their voices to his outrageous Norwegian animated adventure in which a drug-addicted elephant escapes from the circus, only to be chased down by circus employees, sober animal activists, big-game hunters and the mafia.... more



Frozen City   

Frozen City
Finland, 2006, 90 min.
Unfolding in ice-encrusted Helsinki, this is a raw and realistic portrait of a marital breakdown that shows the battling partners fueled by remnants of the feelings they still have for each other, and also by an irrational desire to hurt the other as much as possible.... more



Lights in the Dusk   

Lights in the Dusk
Finland, 2006, 80 min.
Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s latest deadpan, black comedy presents a lonely and unassuming security watchman who meets a beautiful blonde, but finds himself brutally enmeshed in a criminal heist plot of which he will become the fall guy.... more



Nina's Journey   

Nina's Journey
Sweden, 2006, 120 min.
Based on the true story of the writer-director’s mother, it’s a powerful drama about a young Jewish woman's remarkable odyssey of survival during World War II in Poland. The gripping narrative, poignantly interspersed with testimony from the real Nina, was named Best Film and Best Script at the Swed... more



Prague   

Prague
Denmark, 2006, 92 min.
When Christoffer and his wife go to Prague to bring back the body of the father he has not seen for 25 years, the city unleashes forgotten longings—causing a rift in the marriage and a fight to avoid being destroyed—in this intense drama about love, loss and loneliness.... more



Sons   

Sons
Norway, 2006, 103 min.
A gritty and beautifully written drama about a young man's angry reaction to the discovery of disturbing man from his past lurking near the community pool. Structured as a thriller the film chronicles his personal crusade to expose the truth portraying all of the characters involved with an honest a... more



Thicker Than Water   

Thicker Than Water
Iceland, 2006, 90 min.
When happy couple Pétur and Ásta’s young son Örn needs a blood transfusion after a soccer accident, Pétur is shocked to find Örn’s blood type matches neither parent, throwing the boy’s paternity into question and removing the cornerstones of Pétur’s world in this chilling family drama.... more



Twinkle Twinkle Little Star   

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Denmark, 2006, 59 min.
The mother of 14-year-old Liv and 16-year-old Danny isn't feeling very cheery this holiday season because of her impending bitter divorce. When she confounds family tradition by bringing home a younger male co-worker, she allows herself to become entangled in a dangerous erotic power game with her d... more



Uro   

Uro
Norway, 2006, 98 min.
A solid audience pleasing first feature in the vein of Lumet or Scorsese, Stefan Faldbakken brings this story based on Norway’s zero tolerance policy to drug dealing. Turning his back on a delinquent past, Hans Petter becomes a cop, determined to follow the straight and narrow. He soon realizes ever... more



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