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The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (2007)

12/25/2007 (DK) ComedyDrama 1h 31m
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Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s, Erik is accepted by the Danish National Film School where he enters a world of angry and unhelpful tutors, weird fellow students and unwritten rules. In this both exhilarating and angst-provoking period for him, Erik feels increasingly like a foreigner in the film industry. Frequently, he is merely an observer of the absurdities that surround him. He encounters trade union disputes, falls in love and experiences self-assured empowered women who refuse to make a commitment. The film is a drama full of comedy - a sharp portrait of a conceited but entertaining world of film which we suspect our dogged young director will eventually conquer with his vision.

  1. Jacob Thuesen


  2. Lars von Trier


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  1. Jonatan Spang

    Jonatan Spang

    Erik Nietzsche

  2. Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier


  3. Mille Lehfeldt

    Mille Lehfeldt

    Margrethe (as Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt)

  4. David Dencik

    David Dencik


  5. Carl Martin Norén


  6. Therese Damsgaard

    Therese Damsgaard


  7. Søren Pilmark

    Søren Pilmark


  8. Bodil Jørgensen

    Bodil Jørgensen

    Katrine Bonfils

  9. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


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The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1

Original Title De unge år

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Original Language Danish

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