At World’s End (Ved verdens ende)
Release year: 2009
Director: Tomas Willum Jensen
Screenwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kee Chan, Nicolas Bro, Matthias Hues, Steven Berkoff
Psychiatrist Adrian (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his secretary Beate (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) are sent to Sumatra to make a mental health evaluation of a man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) claiming to be more than 120 years old. While uncertain whether the man is crazy or not, plenty of people are ready to do what it takes to get their hands on the flower he claims gives eternal life, and soon the pacifistic Adrian are forced to fight to survive.
Far from the famous Dogme 95 movement, this Danish action adventure gives American action blockbusters fight to the finish while retaining the black Danish humour. The result is an action- packed movie that challenge your ability to laugh at the macabre in life while delivering enough spectacle to satisfy fans of the genre. The two Nikolaj, Lie Kaas (The Keeper of Lost Causes, 2013) and Coster-Waldau (Mama, 2013) are both brilliant as the two very differnt types of men, but it is Hjort Sørensen (Pitch Perfect 2, 2015) that truly excels as a dumb blonde with attitude, constantly making you laugh out loud. Fun and entertaining and a good first watch for anyone not used to watching movies-with-subtitles but are willing to give it a try.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s character was inspired by famous action heroes, Indiana Jones and John Rambo.
Picture copyrights: NF Film