Best admissions for local films since 1981
by Annika Pham
Almost four million Danes have watched a domestic movie at a local cinema this year, a level not seen since 1981, when Danish films garnered 4.1 million admissions, according to the Danish Film Institute.
This record could well be surpassed by the end of the year as three more Danish films are still to open. Today, Little Soldier [+see also:
film profile], the new drama by Annette K Olesen (In Your Hands [+see also:
film profile]) produced by Zentropa, is being released by Nordisk Film.
December 19 will see the release of another Zentropa production, Kristian Levring’s drama Fear Me Not, successfully launched at this year’s Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals. The third title scheduled to open is family film Max Pinlig by Lotte Svendsen, released by SF.
A wide variety of films for all age groups have hit the jackpot, proof of the vitality of local films. So far, the top five domestic titles are WWII drama Flame & Citron [+see also:
film profile] (667,601 admissions, Sandrew Metronome), the comedy Take the Trash (444,017 admissions, Scanbox), animated film Journey to Saturn (385,976 admissions, Nordisk Film), franchise film Father of Four: Back Home (372,326 admissions, Scanbox) and this year’s Danish Oscar entry, Worlds Apart [+see also:
film profile] (314,545 admissions, Nordisk Film).
Last weekend, according to bio-tal, five Danish films were in the top ten: Terribly Happy [+see also:
film profile] was number two behind Quantum of Solace [+see also:
film profile], with 136,465 admissions. Father of Four: Back Home, animated title Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms [+see also:
film profile] and Journey to Saturn were in at four, five and six, respectively, and Everlasting Moments [+see also:
film profile] number eight.
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