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DANISH FILMS IN THE 1980's: INTERNATIONAL FAME AND RECOGNITION

by Dan Kenneth Gigernes
DANISH FILMS IN THE 1980's: INTERNATIONAL FAME AND RECOGNITION by Dan Kenneth Gigernes

In the 1980s two Danish films win the Oscar for best international film. A humanistic realism characterizes the period’s films, which depict every day people anchored in a recognizable Danish reality. Nils Malmros makes a name for himself with his realistic youth films, while Lars von Trier creates an avant-garde breakthrough in Danish cinema. The Film Law is revised again in 1989, and the 50/50-scheme is established to stimulate popular movies.