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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

Angels in Fast Motion / Ole Christian Madsen

The unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival. Maria is a “pusher frau” (drug mule), wandering restlessly among addicts, abusers and bikers in a relentless search for love. Allan has just returned from an ill-fated trip across the Pacific and must reclaim his life and stay clean, but ghosts from his past return to haunt him. Steso, the intellectual, god-forsaken and prophetic cynic, does his utmost to unite the two polar opposites that give meaning to his life: his girl and drugs. All three try desperately to make some sense of the madness, but how do you find meaning in the chaos that is life? And how do you find love if you can’t recognize it when you see it?


Director:Ole Christian Madsen
Script:Ole Christian Madsen, Bo Hr. Hansen, based on a novel by Jakob Ejersbo
Cinematography:Jørgen Johansson
Editing:Søren B. Ebbe
Sound:Hans Møller
Music:Frithjof Toksvig
Costumes:Helle Nielsen
With:Signe Egholm Olsen (Maria), Thomas L. Corneliussen (Asger), Claus Riis Østergaard (Allan), Thure Lindhardt (Steso), Signe Vaupel (Maja), Pernille Vallentin Brandt (Tilde), Farshad Khogli (Hossein), Nanna Berg (Miriam)
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:Jette Lehmann
Producer:Meta Louise Foldager, Morten Kaufmann
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:123'
Production Year:2005
Best Male & Female in Supporting Role Given to the whole Ensemble - Taormina IFF 2005, Best Male Supporting Role, Best Art Directing, Best Make-Up Artist, Best Sound Design, Best Song - Danish Film Academy (Robert Award) 2005
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 24:00 | ID:127
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 0:20 | ID:857
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