“As a rule, they comprise thrillers, tragedies and love stories with an intense acting style and marked lighting, as well as urban settings that are exploited in an ingenious way. A few stock characters appear and reappear in the Danish films of the period. Among these, we find the circus performer, the prodigal son, the officer, the land-owner, and the earl.”Mottram, Rom. The Danish cinema before Dreyer, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, 1988Nordisk Film found success with films like The Anarchist’s Mother-in-law (Anarkistens Svigermoder, 1906), literary films such as The Lady with the Camellia’s (Kameliadamen, 1907), and dramatic adventure stories like The Robber’s Sweetheart (Røverens Brude, 1907) and the infamous The Lion Hunt (Løvejagten, 1907). The Lion Hunt is infamous because it’s about two hunters who chase and kill two lions. The film features Danish actors in blackface to represent Africans, and Nordisk Film bought two ageing lions from a zoo and actually shot them in the film. The Lion Hunt was understandably slammed by critics and banned.