The 1980's in Danish film history is considered to be the start of a new era, with strong international focus on country, something not seen since the silent era. However, the decade started off very weak.
The art and socially conscious films of the 1970s were indeed important for the development of Danish film, but they were never big box office hits. After all, who wants to go to the cinema to watch a film that discusses politics in an overly documentary style? People wanted to be entertained, and this was achieved by the various comedies on television . . .
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