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Director
Ole Christian Madsen

Filmography
1988 Kun for forrykte (doc)
1993 Happy Jim (short)
1994 Stormfulde hjerter (short)
1995 Venner for livet (short)
1995 Det store spring (short)
1995 Den sorte tvivl (short)
1997 Taxa (TV)
1996 Sinans Bryllup/Sinan’s wedding (short)
1999 Pizza King
2000 Edderkoppen/The Spider (TV)
2001 En kærlighedshistorie/Kira’s Reason – A Love Story
02-03 Rejseholdet/Unit 1 (TV)
2005 Nordkraft/Angels in Fast Motion
2006 Prag/Prague
2008 Flammen & Citronen/Flame & Citron
2011 Superclásico

Biography
He was born in Denmark, in 1966. He graduated as director from the Danish National Film School of Denmark in 1993 with the award-winning graduation film Happy Jim. Since then he has written and directed a growing number of award winning films, including the outstanding short Sinan’s Wedding (1997), which was followed by his first feature film, the courageous Pizza King in 1999. In 2001, he wrote and directed the award-winning dogma film Kira’s Reason – A Love Story and in 2005 he turned the critically acclaimed bestseller Nordkraft (Angels in Fast Motion) into an award-winning hit with both the critics and audiences. In 2000 Madsen shot The Spider, an acclaimed TV drama about a post-war Copenhagen haunted by crime and blackmarket dealers. In 2006, together with award winning scriptwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson, he wrote the relationship drama Prague, and went on to direct an intense chamber play featuring Mads Mikkelsen and Stine Stengade. This was followed by the big-scale WWII drama Flame & Citron about Danish resistance fighters, which sold to 50 countries and was the biggest box office hit in Denmark in 2008. In 2011, he directed his first comedy, Superclásico, of which he was also the main screenwriter. The filmwas shot in Buenos Aires. In parallel to his films, all of which he has made with Nimbus Film, Ole Christian Madsen has directed several highly acclaimed TV series, including several episodes of the award winning Taxi and Unit 1.

Ole Christian Madsen

Pizza King / Ole Christian Madsen

Young Junes, son of an immigrant, is in a bind. He is tired of selling hot goods to fences and feels he is being pushed into his best friend Bobby’s desperate, dangerous criminal plans. More than anything, Junes would like to return to the boxing ring that gave him dignity and a sense of identity. Pizza King, a little fast-food joint, is where they hang out, pass the time of day, and swap stories. Junes is the guy with his head screwed on, Bobby the devil-may-care type, and when they come across 25 kilograms of cannabis during a burglary, a conflict of loyalties arises; it intensifies when Junes falls for the beautiful Fatima, a law student from outside the all-male crime scene.


Director:Ole Christian Madsen
Script:Ole Christian Madsen, Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Lars K. Andersen
Cinematography:Bo Tengberg
Editing:Olivia Fuglsang- Laviana
Sound:Christian Howard Lund
Music:Frithjof Toksvig
Costumes:Helle Nielsen
With:Ali Kazim (Junes), Janus Nabil Bakrawi (Bobby), Isam Subeihi (Fauzi), Farshad Kholghi (Zuzu), Ellen Nyman (Fatima)
World Sales:Trust Nordisk Film, Denmark T. +45 36 868 788 F. +45 36 774 448 post@trust-film.dk www.trustnordisk.com
Production Design:Morten Isbrand
Producer:Morten Kaufmann, Bo Ehrhardt
Production:Nimbus Film Productions, Denmark T. +45 3634 0910 nimbus@nimbusfilm.dk www.nimbusfilm. dk
Production Country:Denmark
Co-production:Danish Film Institute, Denmark
Format:35mm Color
Duration:100'
Production Year:1999
Best Film - Valencia Cinema Jove, Spain 2000
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 13:00 | ID:152
OLYMPION:Monday, November 07, 2011 - 13:00 | ID:312
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