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LAFF Review: 'Someone You Love' A Measured Portrayal Of Family & Loyalty With A Musical Backdrop

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 22, 2014 11:04 AM
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Someone You Love
“Someone You Love,” the latest film from Danish filmmaker Pernille Fischer Christensen, centers on the complicated, though universal issue of family, and everything that that entails — love, heartbreak and hope. Even for someone who seems to have a charmed life, you can’t escape family, and the responsibilities, joys, and drama along with it.

Watch: First Trailer For Cannes Film Festival Midnight Movie 'The Salvation' Starring Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2014 9:30 AM
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The Salvation
The last time Mads Mikkelsen was at Cannes, he walked away with a Best Actor award for his turn in "The Hunt." Now two years later, he'll be back walking the red carpet on the Croisette, but in something a bit different. Instead of a Competition film, the actor will be hoping to thrill audiences in the Midnight Screening selection "The Salvation." And the first trailer is here.

First Look At Mads Mikkelsen In Western 'The Salvation'; Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce & More Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 3:39 PM
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While he's probably still best known to North American audiences as that creepy guy who squared off against James Bond in "Casino Royale," Mads Mikkelsen, perhaps Denmark's biggest star, has made his most serious Hollywood inroads yet as part of NBC's "Hannibal." Believe it or not, the show -- if not quite there yet -- is bursting with potential, a police procedural with Hannibal Lecter at its core and assurances from the creators that the grisly nature of the eminent psychologists true culinary proclivities won't be secret for too long (though they have said that the reveal will only arrive if the show gets renewed.) Meanwhile, this summer Mikkelsen will lead the wrenching Danish drama "The Hunt," (we gave it an A-) which comes from Thomas Vinterberg, director of Cannes Jury Prize-winner "Festen." So what's next? How about a western?

Mikael Persbrandt Takes Lead Role In Lasse Hallström's 'The Hypnotist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2011 7:22 AM
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Arthouse fans maybe recognize him recently from the excellent “Everlasting Moments” or for his turn in Susanne Bier‘s Oscar winning “In a Better World,” but Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt is poised for global recognition as the shape-shifting Beorn in Peter Jackson's forthcoming "The Hobbit" films. But he won't stray too far from his bread and butter just yet as he's lined up a role in director Lasse Hallström's first Swedish film in 24 years.

Review: Oscar Winner 'In A Better World' Morally Complex, Well Made, But Not Quite Transformative

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 30, 2011 4:19 AM
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When you see Susanne Bier’s “In a Better World” and people ask you if you had a good time at the movies, the answer will most certainly be “no.” Like Bier’s other work (notably “Brothers,” “Open Hearts,” “Things We Lost in the Fire” and “After the Wedding”), this 2010 Danish Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film is a serious, emotional drama about how tragedy simultaneously unites and divides us. There’s little enjoyment or entertainment to be had--and there isn’t meant to be--but Bier has crafted another solid film, and it’s easy to see why “In a Better World” won the votes of the mind-numbingly traditional Academy Award voters, particularly against the jaw-dropping Greek oddity “Dogtooth.”

Cate Blanchett & Ken Stott Join 'The Hobbit,' Sylvester McCoy & Mikael Persbrandt Confirmed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 9:05 AM
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More players have joined the growing cast of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" with two recent names confirmed, one new name we haven't heard had and one famous, familiar face returning.

Swedish Actor Mikael Persbrandt Reportedly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 2:58 AM
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The cast of "The Hobbit" continues to grow as it gears up to start shooting in February and it looks like another smaller name has joined a cast of faces that, for the most part, will be making their grand debut on international cinema screens.

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