Category Archives: Denmark

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives. 2013. Nicholas Winding Refn, director. Denmark.

The headline could have read “Only God Forgives. Cannes Audience Cannot”. A not inconsequential number of walkouts occurred during early screenings of Only God Forgives. It has been reported that, of those enduring this picture in its entirety, many accompanied the final credits with booing. One reaction, although positive, admitted that Only God Forgives would “have people running for the exits and for the hills”.

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Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising. 2009. Nicolas Winding Refn, director. Denmark.

Valhalla Rising introduces the character One Eye. It is the twelfth century. A clan of Vikings, in what seems to be the Scottish highlands, hold One Eye captive. He is a skilled combatant and made to fight for the entertainment and financial benefit of his captors.

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