Bodil Award Winners for Best Danish Filmby Labraxas | created - 29 Dec 2011 | updated - 29 Dec 2011 | Public
All the films that have won the Danish Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. The Bodil award, established in 1948, is the oldest Danish film award. The awards named after two prominent women in Danish film, Bodil Ipsen and Bodil Kjer.
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2. The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman (1948)
105 min | Drama, War
On the 9th of April 1940, the crew of a Danish merchant ship receives the news of Germany's invasion of Denmark. Instead of returning home, they vote in favor of setting course for England.... See full summary »
6. Adam og Eva (1953)
96 min | Comedy
Early romantic and mildly erotic comedy by Danish star director Erik Balling who earned his first Bodil awards from this 1953 movie. It's all about an anonymous little gray book originating... See full summary »
7. Farlig ungdom (1953)
104 min | Crime, Drama
Egon, a young man from Jutland living with relatives in Copenhagen, meets sensible young girl Ruth and falls in love. But Egon is involved with a gang of criminals, and when they assault a ... See full summary »
8. Ordet (1955)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy
Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.
10. Be Dear to Me (1957)
101 min | Drama, Family
The eight year old girl, Lene, feels neglected by her loving, but busy parents. One day when she is once again let down, she run away from home. On her adventure she meets new people, buys a dog and see the ocean.
11. Sin Alley (1957)
86 min | Crime, Drama
Desperation has a good hold of the youngsters. There are no more than 30,000 teacherships. Young people from the province are flowing to Copenhagen in the hope that the possibilities are greater there.
12. A Stranger Knocks (1959)
83 min | Drama
A stranger - a fugitive, a sought-after - walks through a deserted landscape a late rainy day in August 1947. He reaches the sea, walks along the beach, the waves scream. He is lost. As ... See full summary »
13. Vi er allesammen tossede (1959)
83 min | Comedy
A comedy of a man's Kafkaesque experience with the Danish welfare system starting with the IRS, the traffic police thinking he's drunk because he's seeing elephants (he drove into one earlier) and finally from jail to a mental hospital.
14. Den sidste vinter (1960)
91 min | Drama, War
During the latter part of WW2, The Danish resistance is taking care of an English agent after getting hurt on his arrival by plane. The agent's goal is a sabotage action, but a traitor is among them.
15. Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)
105 min | Comedy, Family
Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn't too keen on the job at first, but ... See full summary »
17. Street Without End (1963)
80 min | Drama
The workdays of three Copenhagen street prostitutes. 22-year-old Sunny lured by a friend how to make easy money. Doris the luxury escort suffers of an urge for love. Connie drinks to forget.
19. Strike First Freddy (1965)
100 min | Comedy
A sales agent of prank items, a real prankster, is returning to Denmark by ferry, when his bag is exchanged with a secret agent's bag. He ends up as a not so secret agent - bringing fun into the otherwise serious spy business.
20. Hunger (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
21. People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart (1967)
X | 95 min | Comedy
It's a story of fire and play. About women and men. About life and death. About the marvelous legality of coincidences. . It's a story of love. About heavenly and mortal and devilish love.
22. Ballad of Carl-Henning (1969)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
The warmhearted but rather naive Carl Henning (Jesper Klein) is an 18 y.o. dairy apprentice. He takes the run after a nightly fight with his employer (John Wittig), and is soon introduced to society's darker sides.
24. Ang.: Lone (1970)
97 min | Drama
Lone flees from a girls' home in Jutland, and goes to Copenhagen after a showdown. Here we follow her through various environments until she disappears into the city's throng.
25. Den forsvundne fuldmægtig (1971)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Two men disappear at the same time, one of them commits suicide with dynamite. The police try to figure out who it was and what happened to the other.
27. Lars Ole, 5c (1973)
84 min | Drama
It's nice to be a kid with school, play and friends. But just below the surface is astonishing cruelty, craftiness and seriousness that can make the life hell for a 12-year-old boy in the 5th grade.
29. Boys (1977)
83 min | Drama
Three episodes that illustrate three steps in a boy's relationship with the sexual. First as five-years old meeting with the more experienced cousin, then the first serious crush as seventeen and finally the student's carefree girl hunt.
30. Me and Charly (1978)
98 min | Drama
Steffen is picnicking with his girlfriend, daughter of a rich businessman, when he meets Charly - trying to steal Steffen's moped. Later they end up as BFFs despite the differences.
33. Jeppe på bjerget (1981)
110 min | Comedy
The Baron, and his people decide to imagine a social experiment. They carry Jeppe, who is the most inept peasant of all, and who is senseless of drinking, up into the Baron's bed to see ... See full summary »
34. Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Family
A weak, dyslexic boy is bullied in school. His Tarzan obsessed dad calls him Rubber Tarzan. He makes a friend in crane driver Ole, who tells him: There's always something, you're good at. You just have to know, what it is.
35. Land of Plenty (1983)
106 min | Drama
Knud is a pig farmer, and he lives woth his wife, Katrine, and their two young children. But life gets tough when the problems start to pile up at the pig farm and in their private life.
36. Beauty and the Beast (1983)
87 min | Drama
In Århus, Denmark, mom's in hospital, pregnant, while dad and 16 y.o.daughter are spending time together painting the baby room. Dad can't accept that his daughter has grown up with interest in guys etc. Instead, he turns to spying on her.
37. The Element of Crime (1984)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.
38. The Dark Side of the Moon (1986)
90 min | Drama, Romance
A man has been in prison for sixteen years after killing of his wife. Now he seeks to create a new life, where he only finds warmth and fellowship with Turkish immigrants. He will also try to come to terms with the daughter who hates him.
39. Flamberede hjerter (1986)
114 min | Comedy
Henriette is a fiercely independent nurse with the knack of solving all her friends problems, without being able to cope with her own. Lonely and single, she conceals a soft centre beneath ... See full summary »
40. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
PG-13 | 157 min | Drama
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,706 | Gross: $2.05M
41. Emma's Shadow (1988)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven-year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her ... See full summary »
42. Memories of a Marriage (1989)
90 min | Drama
The active Regitze and passive Karl Aage have a party with friends and family at their allotment garden. He reminisces his life with her from meeting her during WWII, having a son, the son graduating, etc. up to present day.
44. Europa (1991)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
Votes: 18,945 | Gross: $1.01M
45. Kærlighedens smerte (1992)
115 min | Drama
A young woman who falls in love with her teacher is hit by heartache and challenges she is not prepared for and struggles to escape her dark frame of mind.
46. De frigjorte (1993)
97 min | Comedy
The early 1990's: 300,000 Danes are out of work. Viggo, a machinist with two grown children, is silent about feelings, scared he'll lose his job, loud about the value of trade unionism, ... See full summary »