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Anders-Thomas Jensen is a Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer, Script Supervisor and Costume Design Danois born on 6 april 1972

Anders-Thomas Jensen

Anders-Thomas Jensen
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Nationality Danemark
Birth 6 april 1972 (47 years)

Anders Thomas Jensen (born 6 April 1972 in Frederiksværk) is a Danish screenwriter and film director.

Jensen won the Oscar for his 1998 film Election Night. He received Oscar nominations in the live-action short category for his films Ernst & Lyset (1996) and Wolfgang (1997). He also wrote The New Tenants, which won the 2009 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

From the end of the 1990s and into the new millennium he wrote the screenplays for most of the Danish movie blockbusters of the period, including Mifune's Last Song (co-written with Søren Kragh-Jacobsen), In China They Eat Dogs, Open Hearts, Stealing Rembrandt, and Brothers.

In 2000 Anders Thomas Jensen for the first time directed a feature film: the action-comedy Flickering Lights, and since then directed The Green Butchers and Adam's Apples.

In 2005 he received the Nordisk Film Award (1000 Danish kroner times the age of Nordisk Film).


"As there was the Lubitsch touch and the Wilder touch, we can now speak of the Jensen touch -- a twinge of pathos acknowledged quietly, relying on our sympathy for the characters' bizarre frailties."

Biography

Anders Thomas Jensen est né le 6 avril 1972, il est scénariste, réalisateur et acteur danois.

Entre 1996 et 1998, il a réalisé deux courts-métrages : Ernst & lyset (Ernst et la Lumière), Wolfgang et Valgaften (Soirée d'élections). Tous ont été nominés aux Oscars, et le dernier nommé a gagné une statuette.

En 2000, Anders Thomas Jensen réalise son premier long métrage, la comédie Blinkende lygter (Flickering Lights). Il a depuis réalisé De grønne slagtere (Les Bouchers verts) et Adams Æbler (Adam's Apples)

En 2005, il obtient le prix du cinéma nordique.

Il est marié à Line Kruse, une actrice danoise.

Best films

The Dark Tower (2017)
(Scriptwriter)
The Duchess (2008)
(Scriptwriter)
In a Better World (2010)
(Director)
After the Wedding (2006)
(Story)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anders-Thomas Jensen (35 films)

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Director

Men & Chicken, 1h44
Directed by Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling, Nicolas Bro, Bodil Jørgensen
Rating66% 3.3491153.3491153.3491153.3491153.349115
Two brothers (Gabriel and Elias), who are informed at their father's deathbed that they both are adopted, discover that their biological father is Evelio Thanatos, a geneticist specialized in stem cell research. To find out about their mother and to meet their biological father the brothers go to the Island of Ork where they find out that they have three other half-brothers (Franz, Josef and Gregor). Both Gabriel and Elias are welcomed with a beating but later the brothers get along.
In a Better World, 1h53
Directed by Susanne Bier, Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'adolescence, Films set in Africa, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Kim Bodnia, Wil Johnson, Anette Støvelbæk
Rating75% 3.798923.798923.798923.798923.79892
Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) is a Swedish doctor who commutes between his home in Denmark and his work in a Sudanese refugee camp. In Sudan, he often treats female patients who are the victims of a sadistic warlord. Anton is married to Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), but they are separated, and struggling with the possibility of divorce over an affair that Anton had with another woman. They have two young sons, the older one being 12-year-old Elias (Markus Rygaard).
Adam's Apples, 1h30
Directed by Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about disabilities
Actors Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen, Nicolas Bro, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe
Rating77% 3.898613.898613.898613.898613.89861
Neo-Nazi gang leader Adam (Ulrich Thomsen), is granted parole from prison by participating in a rehabilitation program, where he joins the aggressive Saudi gas station robber Khalid (Ali Kazim) and the kleptomanic rapist Gunnar (Nicolas Bro). The community is headed by the priest Ivan (Mads Mikkelsen), who believes firmly and blindly in the goodness of man, and is seemingly oblivious to the ongoing misconduct and aggression of his charges.
The Green Butchers, 1h35
Directed by Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Bodil Jørgensen, Jakob Cedergren, Lily Weiding
Rating72% 3.6499253.6499253.6499253.6499253.649925
The film opens with Svend barbecuing tiny steaks in a backyard. His fiancée Tina bothers him about the food. Bjarne arrives and is introduced to one of Tina's co-workers. While they eat, Bjarne does not take to Beate's flirtation and kicks her under the table until she leaves crying. The next day, as Holger tells a customer a particularly blunt story about sausages, Svend complains to Bjarne that they could open a better butcher shop. Holger insults them and tells Svend that his marinade is terrible. Soon thereafter, Svend meets with "House Hans", a realtor, and Bjarne at a closed butcher shop, and decides to purchase it and open his own shop. Bjarne visits the sanatorium where his brain dead brother Eigil is being kept alive on machines, and tells Nurse Juhl to take him off life support because he needs the money he inherited. Back at the shop Svend and Bjarne prepare the shop for opening. They discuss hiring an electrician to fix the lights in the meat freezer, and business cards. Bjarne then visits the cemetery where his parents and wife are buried. Astrid introduces herself and Bjarne invites her to the opening of his shop.
Flickering Lights
Directed by Anders-Thomas Jensen
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sofie Gråbøl, Iben Hjejle
Rating76% 3.8483953.8483953.8483953.8483953.848395
Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they steal over 4,000,000 Danish kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But their past eventually catches up with them.

Scriptwriter

The Dark Tower, 1h35
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Western
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Claudia Kim
Rating56% 2.8487652.8487652.8487652.8487652.848765
Le pistolero Roland de Gilead est lancé sur les traces de Walter Padick, l'homme en noir. Assoiffé de vengeance, Roland doit par ailleurs protéger la mythique Tour sombre, lieu servant de point de connexion entre tous les univers, pour sauver son monde sur le point de s'écrouler. Il peut compter sur l'aide de Jake Chambers, un adolescent originaire de la « Terre-clef » et ayant reçu de nombreuses visions de Roland, de son ennemi juré et de la Tour sombre.
A Second Chance, 1h42
Directed by Susanne Bier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Bonnevie, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Peter Haber
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.397663.397663.397663.397663.39766
Andreas, policier, vit en couple avec Anna. Ils sont les jeunes parents d'un petit Alexander, heureux malgré les nombreuses nuits sans sommeil. Avec son co-équipier Simon, il va être amené à enquêter sur un couple de toxicomanes, parents d'un bébé qui grandit dans une univers sordide et qu'Andreas fera tout pour protéger. Une nuit, les destins de chacun vont basculer, amenant Andreas à prendre une décision motivée par son instinct de père.
The Shamer
The Shamer (2015)

Origin Danemark
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Jakob Oftebro, Maria Bonnevie, Allan Hyde, Roland Møller, Søren Malling, Stina Ekblad
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.997482.997482.997482.997482.99748
Le roi de Dunark a été assassiné avec sa femme enceinte et son fils de 4 ans. Les soupçons se tournent principalement vers le fils aîné du roi, Nicodemus, qui a été retrouvé ivre mort, tenant un poignard dans sa main. Mais tant que celui-ci n'a pas clairement avoué son crime, il ne peut être condamné. Le Maître des Lois fait mander la sorcière Melussina Tonerre, qui peut sonder l'esprit des gens, mais cette dernière ne trouve en Nicodemus aucune honte liée au massacre de la famille royale. Pour faire avancer le procès et les affaires politiques, Drakan va chercher la propre fille de Melussina, Dina, qui possède le même pouvoir.
A Second Chance, 1h45
Directed by Susanne Bier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Peter Haber, Thomas Bo Larsen
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.397663.397663.397663.397663.39766
Two police officers, Andreas and Simon, live very different lives. Where Andreas enjoys life with his beautiful wife and newborn child, Simon calms his pain from a broken marriage by going to strip clubs and getting drunk. A routine task takes an unexpected turn when they are called out to the home of a junkie-couple where Andreas finds a neglected baby. A family tragedy, the loss of their child, forces the otherwise upstanding Andreas to commit an act that sends him heading for the abyss, and leaves it up to Simon to rectify the situation.
Men & Chicken, 1h44
Directed by Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling, Nicolas Bro, Bodil Jørgensen
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3491153.3491153.3491153.3491153.349115
Two brothers (Gabriel and Elias), who are informed at their father's deathbed that they both are adopted, discover that their biological father is Evelio Thanatos, a geneticist specialized in stem cell research. To find out about their mother and to meet their biological father the brothers go to the Island of Ork where they find out that they have three other half-brothers (Franz, Josef and Gregor). Both Gabriel and Elias are welcomed with a beating but later the brothers get along.
The Salvation, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Raymond-James, Eric Cantona, Jonathan Pryce
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.347973.347973.347973.347973.34797
In 1870s America, a peaceful Danish settler's wife and ten year old son are murdered. The father kills his family's murderers which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Love Is All You Need, 1h56
Directed by Susanne Bier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about cancer, LGBT-related films, Films about marriage, LGBT-related film
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Bodil Jørgensen, Ciro Petrone
Roles Story
Rating64% 3.2463353.2463353.2463353.2463353.246335
Hairdresser Ida, who has recently ended a successful breast cancer treatment, returns home to find her husband Leif cheating on her. At the same time, her daughter is getting married in an Italian villa with a lemon orchard in a few days, and on the way there she runs into Philip, the groom's father. At the wedding, which is eventually called off when the putative bride and groom find that they are not, after all, right for one another, Ida and Philip develop an attraction. On their return to Denmark, Philip decides to reduce his workload and move permanently to Italy. He finds Ida at the hairdressing salon where she works, only to be rebuffed as she has returned to Leif. But Ida then has second thoughts and goes to Italy to be with Philip.
In a Better World, 1h53
Directed by Susanne Bier, Anders-Thomas Jensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'adolescence, Films set in Africa, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Kim Bodnia, Wil Johnson, Anette Støvelbæk
Rating75% 3.798923.798923.798923.798923.79892
Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) is a Swedish doctor who commutes between his home in Denmark and his work in a Sudanese refugee camp. In Sudan, he often treats female patients who are the victims of a sadistic warlord. Anton is married to Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), but they are separated, and struggling with the possibility of divorce over an affair that Anton had with another woman. They have two young sons, the older one being 12-year-old Elias (Markus Rygaard).
Brothers
Brothers (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins, Jr., Mare Winningham
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.54883.54883.54883.54883.5488
Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is a Marine captain about to embark on his fourth tour of duty. He is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, Grace (Natalie Portman), and he has two young daughters, Isabelle and Maggie (Bailee Madison and Taylor Geare). Sam's brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) is being released from jail for an armed robbery, before Sam departs for Afghanistan in October, 2007. News comes that Sam's helicopter has crashed over the water, killing all of the Marines aboard. In reality, he and a hometown friend, Private Joe Willis (Patrick Flueger), have been taken prisoner in a mountain village.