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Zappa (1983)

Directed by Bille August

Starring Adam Tønsberg, Arne Hansen, Jens Okking, Lone Lindorff, Morten Hoff, Peter Reichhardt

Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. All three seem friends at first, but gradually Steen starts pushing Mulle away while pulling the impressionable Bjørn with him towards more and more tragic violent behavior, fueled by frustration over his loveless home life.

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Yösyöttö (2017)

Directed by Marja Pyykkö

Starring Lauri Tilkanen, Niko Saarela, Pihla Viitala

Dad is left alone with a newborn after the mom decides motherhood is not her thing. Single dad tries to survive alone in "women's world" and keep the baby and himself alive.

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Word of God (2017)

Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz

Starring Jenny Asterius, Lisa Nilsson, Mads Langelund, Marcus Sebastian Gert, Maria Erwolter, Marie Askehave, Miri Ann Beuschel, Peter Hellemann, Søren Malling

WORD OF GOD is the screen version of Jens Blendstrup's best-selling autobiography of the same name published in 2004 - a wry, funny and touching film by award-winning director Henrik Ruben Genz, and starring Søren Malling in his defining role as Uffe/God. It is the 1980s - Jens and his brothers live in a single-family house in Risskov, a suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. Here, the family's patriarch psychologist and self-appointed God - Uffe - rules the roost in his dressing gown and underwear. Changes threaten the peace when Uffe decides to write his memoirs. The family home is suddenly filled to the rafters with Uffe's loyal patients, who both provide Uffe with moral support - and drunken companionship. As insurrection smoulders on the part of his three sons, maternal Gerd Lillian does all she can to keep the family together. But for Jens, Thomas and Mikkel to break free of their father's tyrannical rule and grow up will require a final, inevitable showdown with 'God'.

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Wives: Ten Years After (1985)

Directed by Anja Breien

Starring Anne Marie Ottersen, Brasse Brännström, Frøydis Armand, Jon Eikemo, Katja Medbøe, Lise Eger, Mathias Armand, Per Frisch

Ten years have passed since our three heroines' first outing in 1975. Now the women meet at yet another class reunion. Not surprisingly, they are still unwilling to call it a night after the party is over. Husbands and children must celebrate Christmas as best they can, while the women spend quality time drinking and taking stock of their lives.

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With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring Anne Sørensen, Leif Sylvester, Mads Mikkelsen

Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done.

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