The names speak for themselves – they are the brightest stars of world cinema. Every month World Movies showcases three of their most iconic films over three consecutive nights. This month, we focus on Danish star Mads Mikkelsen.
Although he did not begin his acting career until he was 30, Mads Mikkelsen has become and international icon. As a professionally trained dancer, Mikkelsen has the ability to sweep any leading lady off her feet as well as reveal his darker side by playing the villain in multiple Hollywood action flicks.
Flame and Citron (Denmark, Germany, 2008)– Tuesday 13 March 9.30pm
This is the true story of two infamous World War II resistance fighters, brilliantly presented in one of the most expensive films made in Danish movie history.
Pusher (Denmark, 1996)- Wednesday 14 March 9.30pm
A failed drug deal lands Frank in debt to a ruthless and dangerous Copenhagen drug lord. Mads Mikkelsen stars in the first film in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s gritty, violent and chilling crime trilogy.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (France, 2009)- Thursday 15 March 9.30pm
The love affair between two 20th century icons is dramatized in this period drama. Coco Chanel offers to take the homeless and broke young composer Igor Stravinsky into her home, and begins a passionate love affair.