DR. LEMMA'S PROBLEM
Somewhere, a long way into the future, all feelings are positive in the Good World, and all problems have been solved. Dr. Lemma feels rebellion against his own controlled and rational life. He longs for the Beautiful World. Through his 'electroscope', he can see Bogart and Godard films, and scenes from Shakespeare and Tchekov. This for him is the Beautiful World, where feelings fiercely and frantically unfold; where there is romance and high drama. All this has been taken away from the Good World.
Script: Svend Åge Madsen
Cast: Peter Steen, Inge Jensen, Henning Jensen, Tommy Kenter
Danmarks Radio 1974
HAND OF FIRE
Suspicious persons appear in the park of the manor. Are they thieves or terrorists? Suddenly a violent explosion breaks the silence. But this is not a bomb. It's the chief pyrotechnics expert of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, who is preparing his poetic fireworks. All the elegantly dressed people are entranced. Short fiction.
Cinematography: Dirk Brüel
Luna Film, Statens Filmcentral 1995
Mikkel is ambitious and dreams of promotion in the firm. He and his wife are invited to a dinner at the boss's home, but during dinner Mikkel's wife finds him so servile that she feels she has to punish him. She disappears into a dark corner of the garden with the boss. Mikkel searches for her in despair.
Script: Ib Lucas
Cast: Thomas Eje, Rikke Wølck, Hans Christian Ægidius
Danmarks Radio 1985
Even an extra in The Royal Opera can feel on equal terms with the opera stars. This extra has no sense of occasion, and believes that he himself will one day be one of the stars. In the long run he has to realize that trees do not grow to the sky. Not for him at least.
Script: Peter Ronild og Peter Steen
Cast: Peter Steen, Peter Ronild, Lane Lind
Danmarks Radio 1976
A young working class couple dream of a better television set, a bigger ca... a holiday trip to the Alps. When they draw up a budget they realize that they cannot even afford to have a child.
Script: Franz Xaver Kroetz
Cast: Lene Tiemroth, Morten Grunwald
Danmarks Radio 1973
Jimmy the video nerd is so obsessed, day and night, with his projects that he loses his job and drives his wife crazy. She breaks down and takes refuge in the locked ward of an asylum. Jimmy goes to see her, meets a manic violin genius there and helps him to escape. A mad comedy.
Script: Jørgen Ljungdalh
Cast: Jannie Faurschou, Hugo Øster Bentsen, Benny Poulsen
Danmarks Radio 1986
A teenage girl feels different from the others, an outsider, superfluous. By the time her parents realize that she wants to commit suicide, she's already on her way to Storstrømsbroen, a bridge in southern Denmark, to carry out her plans. There's a railway over the bridge, and the waters are full of swift currents.
Script: Leif Petersen
Danmarks Radio 1992
He has recently divorced and has found a new love. But when his ex-wife also finds a new lover, who is cold and rough with their two small children, it is difficult for the ex-married couple to cope with the situation.
Script: Peter Steen
Cast: Ulf Pilgaard, Helle Hertz, Sofie Lunøe, Ib Mossin
Danmarks Radio 1975
THE WORSE THE BETTER
A black and insane comedy on riches, poverty and rebellion.
Script and lyrics: Suzanne Brøgger, Svend Åge Madsen and Klaus
Music and songs: Fuzzy
Cast: Jesper Christensen, Lily Broberg, Preben Neergaard
Danmarks Radio 1975
IN DENMARK I DIED
A number of life-paths are told in poems and stories by well-known Danish authors and poets:
Tove Ditlevsen, Klaus Rifbjerg, Tage Skov-Hansen, Sandra Holm,
Lean Nielsen m.fl.
Danmarks Radio 1972
He loves her, but she's married and cannot make up her mind to leave her husband. It can only lead to a sad and painful ending.
Cast: Lotte Hermann, Claus Nissen
Cinematography: Claus Loof, Henrik Heger
Filmbranchens og Danmarks Radios Workshop 1965
A young man meets Death in the guise of a black woman. Experimental film.
Script: Per Sibast
Cast: Juliette Montague, Baard Owe
Cinematography: Claus Loof
Private production 1964