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DANISH FILMS IN THE 1970's: IN THE ARMS OF THE GOVERNMENT

by Dan Kenneth Gigernes
DANISH FILMS IN THE 1970's: IN THE ARMS OF THE GOVERNMENT by Dan Kenneth Gigernes

Along with the Film Law of 1972, the Danish Film Institute is established. Organization of governmental movie support finds its fast footing primarily through the new consultant scheme, whose political independence and integrity come under fire from the very beginning due to the Thorsen scandal. Youth films have their heyday in the 70s and the popular folk comedies return again in the form of heist films about the Olsen Gang. Pornography’s newfound freedom leads to the production of ‘erotic folk comedies’ — the so-called bedside movies and zodiac movies.