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Lone Scherfig is a Director and Author Danoise born on 2 may 1959 at Copenhagen (Danemark)

Lone Scherfig

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Nationality Danemark
Birth 2 may 1959 (60 years) at Copenhagen (Danemark)

Lone Scherfig (born 2 May 1959) is a Danish film director who has been involved with the Dogme 95 movement and who has been widely critically acclaimed for several of her movies, including the Oscar-nominated film An Education. She has made a total of seven movies, five of which have found wide distributional success. Her movies are generally romantic comedies, including her most recent film One Day, based on the David Nicholls novel. Through both experimenting with creative constraints and her astute attention to detail, she has come to be recognized as a blossoming talent.

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An Education (2009)
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Filmography of Lone Scherfig (10 films)

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Director

Their Finest
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Jake Lacy
Rating67% 3.399653.399653.399653.399653.39965
Set during the World War II in early 1940s, about some filmmakers try to make a patriotic film to boost morale of British army during The Blitz.
Their Finest, 1h50
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant
Rating67% 3.399653.399653.399653.399653.39965
En plein Blitz de la deuxième guerre mondiale, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), inspirée de l’histoire vraie de Diana Morgan, est recrutée par le service de propagande britannique, en tant que script. Elle intègre une équipe de cinéaste et assiste le prolifique auteur Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) chargés de réaliser un long métrage à succès pour remonter le moral de la population et notamment des femmes et favoriser l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis.
The Riot Club, 1h46
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Gangster films
Actors Natalie Dormer, Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Freddie Fox, Holliday Grainger
Rating60% 3.000113.000113.000113.000113.00011
Alistair and Miles, both with aristocratic connections, start their first year at Oxford University. Though they are very different — Miles is down to earth and happy to have a girlfriend from a lower background, Lauren, whilst Alistair is a snob with aspirations to follow his uncle, a Tory MP — the common bond is that they both become members of the Riot Club, a long established elite drinking club priding itself on hedonism and the belief that money can buy anything.
One Day
One Day (2011)
, 1h48
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott
Rating70% 3.501643.501643.501643.501643.50164
The film opens with a short scene from the "current" day in 2006, which appears later on, before going back 18 years.
An Education, 1h40
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina
Rating72% 3.6490153.6490153.6490153.6490153.649015
In 1961 London, Jenny Mellor is a 16-year-old schoolgirl preparing for Oxford University when she meets a charming older man driving a Bristol 405, David Goldman, who pursues her romantically. He takes her to concerts, clubs and fine restaurants, easily charming her parents into approving of the relationship. Later, Jenny discovers that David is a con man who makes money through a variety of shady practices. She is initially shocked but silences her misgivings in the face of David's charm. Jenny's parents invite Graham, a boy Jenny knows from Youth Orchestra, to Jenny's birthday party but David arrives and Graham goes home. A few days later, David takes Jenny to Paris as a birthday gift, where she loses her virginity to him. When David proposes marriage, Jenny accepts and leaves school. However, she later discovers David is already married. When she reveals her discovery to David, he drops out of sight. Jenny despairs, feeling she has thrown her life away but, with the help of her favourite teacher, resumes her studies and is accepted at Oxford the following year.
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Mads Mikkelsen, Julia Davis, Lorraine McIntosh
Rating68% 3.4482153.4482153.4482153.4482153.448215
When Wilbur leaves the hospital after having tried once more to kill himself, the staff ask his brother Harbour to let Wilbur move in with him. The brothers thus share their childhood flat, next door to the bookshop their father left them. Uninterested in the family business, Wilbur works in a nursery. Harbour takes care of the shop and meets Alice, a mother who sells him the books she finds when working as a cleaner at the hospital. When she is sacked for always being late at work, she goes to see Harbour to explain why she won't be coming to the bookshop anymore, since she has no books to sell. Following his brother's advice on "grabbing" women, Harbour asks Alice to marry him. The wedding meal takes place in an Asian restaurant and allows Wilbur to get acquainted with Sophie, Alice's ex-colleague from the hospital. The two start flirting, but Wilbur pushes Sophie away after she licks his ear. He goes back home and slits his wrists in the bathtub. Harbour finds his brother just in time and Alice saves Wilbur by using towels to stop the bleeding. While discussing Wilbur with Alice, Harbour ends up telling her his brother feels responsible for their mother's death.
Italian for Beginners, 1h52
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Anders W. Berthelsen, Sara Indrio, Anette Støvelbæk, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Peter Gantzler, Bent Meiding
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
Three women and three men, all singles, with stressful or unhappy lives, register for an Italian course in a Danish village. The class serves as a way of bringing these various residents of the town, each of whom is dealing with loss or pain, out of their loneliness and into interactions with other people. When the teacher suffers a heart attack during class and ends up dying, the six classmates hold the class anyway and eventually take a vacation to Italy.

Scriptwriter

A Serious Game
Directed by Pernilla August
Origin Suede
Genres Drama
Actors Michael Nyqvist, Sverrir Gudnason, Mikkel Følsgaard, Liv Mjönes, Göran Ragnerstam, Petronella Barker
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.148973.148973.148973.148973.14897
Dans la Suède du début du XXème siècle, Arvid Stjärnblom, un jeune journaliste, et Lydia Stille, fille d’un artiste peintre, tombent éperdument amoureux. Mais leur idéal d’une passion pure et inconditionnelle se heurte à la réalité de l’époque ; désargentés et effrayés par l’avenir, ils épousent finalement, l’un comme l’autre, un parti plus fortuné. Des années plus tard, alors que chacun a fondé un foyer, ils se retrouvent. Déchirés entre famille et passion, ils devront dès lors assumer leur choix et en payer le prix…
Red Road
Red Road (2006)
, 1h53
Directed by Andrea Arnold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press, Paul Higgins
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.3980053.3980053.3980053.3980053.398005
Jackie Morrison (Kate Dickie) works in Glasgow as a CCTV operator, monitoring the Red Road Flats. She has little to no personal life and engages in occasional sex with married colleague Avery (Paul Higgins). While watching a man and woman have sex in a laneway, Jackie recognises the man and begins inquiring about him. It is revealed that he is Clyde Henderson (Tony Curran), a prisoner who was released on good behaviour. She begins stalking Clyde, "accidentally" meeting him at different places. She learns he is sharing an apartment with fellow ex-con Stevie (Martin Compston) and works as a locksmith. She meets him at a cafe and learns he is throwing a party at the apartment. She breaks into his apartment, claiming to have been invited to the party. She begins exchanging looks with a drunk Clyde and they dance. Eventually, over time, she attends his parties and plans to frame him for raping her to have him sent back to prison. They have sex and she steals the condom, storming out. She returns to her apartment and stages rape on herself. She visits the police and they identify Clyde as the rapist and arrest him. A few days later, she returns to visit Clyde, but is met by Stevie. He demands to know why she is following Clyde and she reveals that he got high on crack cocaine and drove into a bus stop, instantly killing her husband and daughter. She intends to have him back to jail. Upon learning Clyde has a daughter, she calls the police and has them pull the charges. Clyde confronts Jackie about her scheme and they argue. He apologises for killing her family and asks for forgiveness. They make amends and go their separate ways.
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Mads Mikkelsen, Julia Davis, Lorraine McIntosh
Roles Auteur
Rating68% 3.4482153.4482153.4482153.4482153.448215
When Wilbur leaves the hospital after having tried once more to kill himself, the staff ask his brother Harbour to let Wilbur move in with him. The brothers thus share their childhood flat, next door to the bookshop their father left them. Uninterested in the family business, Wilbur works in a nursery. Harbour takes care of the shop and meets Alice, a mother who sells him the books she finds when working as a cleaner at the hospital. When she is sacked for always being late at work, she goes to see Harbour to explain why she won't be coming to the bookshop anymore, since she has no books to sell. Following his brother's advice on "grabbing" women, Harbour asks Alice to marry him. The wedding meal takes place in an Asian restaurant and allows Wilbur to get acquainted with Sophie, Alice's ex-colleague from the hospital. The two start flirting, but Wilbur pushes Sophie away after she licks his ear. He goes back home and slits his wrists in the bathtub. Harbour finds his brother just in time and Alice saves Wilbur by using towels to stop the bleeding. While discussing Wilbur with Alice, Harbour ends up telling her his brother feels responsible for their mother's death.
Italian for Beginners, 1h52
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Anders W. Berthelsen, Sara Indrio, Anette Støvelbæk, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Peter Gantzler, Bent Meiding
Roles Author
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
Three women and three men, all singles, with stressful or unhappy lives, register for an Italian course in a Danish village. The class serves as a way of bringing these various residents of the town, each of whom is dealing with loss or pain, out of their loneliness and into interactions with other people. When the teacher suffers a heart attack during class and ends up dying, the six classmates hold the class anyway and eventually take a vacation to Italy.