Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg is a Danish film director who, along with Lars von Trier, co-founded the Dogme 95 movement in filmmaking, which established rules for simplifying movie production. He is best known for the films The Celebration (1998), Submarino (2010), The Hunt (2012) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). Vinterberg was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark. In 1993, he graduated from the National Film School of Denmark with Last Round (Sidste Omgang), which won the jury and producers' awards at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools, and First Prize at Tel Aviv. That year Vinterberg made his first TV drama for DR TV and his short fiction film The Boy Who Walked Backwards, produced by Birgitte Hald at Nimbus Film. This film has won awards and accolades all over the world, including Nordic Panorama in Iceland, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Toronto International Film Festival. His first feature film was The Biggest Heroes (De Største Helte), a road movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark. In 1995, Vinterberg formed the Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. Following that dogma in 1998, he conceived, wrote and directed (and also had a small acting role in) the first of the Dogme movies, The Celebration (Festen). As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial credit. However, he and the film won numerous nominations and awards, including the Jury ...

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Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

Dear Wendy (2005)

In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in Sebastian, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Jamie Bell  •  Bill Pullman  •  Michael Angarano  •  Danso Gordon

In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in Sebastian, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Jamie Bell  •  Bill Pullman  •  Michael Angarano  •  Danso Gordon

It's All About Love (2003)

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The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

The Celebration (1998)

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Henning Moritzen  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Paprika Steen

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Henning Moritzen  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Paprika Steen

Submarino (2010)

As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Jakob Cedergren  •  Peter Plaugborg  •  Patricia Schumann  •  Gustav Fischer Kjærulff

As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Jakob Cedergren  •  Peter Plaugborg  •  Patricia Schumann  •  Gustav Fischer Kjærulff

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

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Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Bathsheba Everdene, attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Juno Temple  •  Michael Sheen  •  Tom Sturridge

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Bathsheba Everdene, attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Juno Temple  •  Michael Sheen  •  Tom Sturridge

Last Round (1993)

The final days of a terminally ill young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Martin Brygmann  •  Paprika Steen

The final days of a terminally ill young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Martin Brygmann  •  Paprika Steen

Slaget på tasken (1993)

A young couple, Christian and Louise, are woken up by their sweetest slumber a morning. Two employees in their property company acquire access and take photographs to prove that Christian and Louise live illegally. The young people may be thrown out of their homes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Jesper Klein

A young couple, Christian and Louise, are woken up by their sweetest slumber a morning. Two employees in their property company acquire access and take photographs to prove that Christian and Louise live illegally. The young people may be thrown out of their homes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Jesper Klein

The Boy Who Walked Backwards (1995)

Nine-year old Andreas struggles to cope with the death of his beloved older brother, Mikkel, who is killed in a motorbike accident. Andreas' family moves shortly afterward to begin life anew, yet neither a new school nor the friends he makes can ease his enormous pain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Holger Thaarup  •  Rune Veber  •  Michelle Bjørn-Andersen  •  Christian Hjejle

Nine-year old Andreas struggles to cope with the death of his beloved older brother, Mikkel, who is killed in a motorbike accident. Andreas' family moves shortly afterward to begin life anew, yet neither a new school nor the friends he makes can ease his enormous pain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Holger Thaarup  •  Rune Veber  •  Michelle Bjørn-Andersen  •  Christian Hjejle

A Man Comes Home (2007)

A small provincial town is buzzing with excitement: the town´s most illustrious son, a world-famous opera singer, is coming home. Meanwhile, Sebastian, a kitchen boy who is as good as married, falls head over heels in love with the new maid, Maria. Their love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Oliver Møller-Knauer  •  Ronja Mannov Olesen  •  Helene Reingaard Neumann  •  Thomas Bo Larsen

A small provincial town is buzzing with excitement: the town´s most illustrious son, a world-famous opera singer, is coming home. Meanwhile, Sebastian, a kitchen boy who is as good as married, falls head over heels in love with the new maid, Maria. Their love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Oliver Møller-Knauer  •  Ronja Mannov Olesen  •  Helene Reingaard Neumann  •  Thomas Bo Larsen

The Hunt (2012)

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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

Filmmakers in Action (2006)

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

D-Day (2001)

Four people plan to rob a bank on new year's eve, when no one will notice because of the celebrations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Nicolaj Kopernikus  •  Charlotte Sachs Bostrup  •  Dejan Čukić  •  Jesper Asholt

Four people plan to rob a bank on new year's eve, when no one will notice because of the celebrations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Nicolaj Kopernikus  •  Charlotte Sachs Bostrup  •  Dejan Čukić  •  Jesper Asholt

The Biggest Heroes (1996)

The two medicated low-lifes Carsten and Peter are long time partners, an old flame of Peter's turns up to tell him that he has a twelve year old daughter, whom he should present himself to. Her adoptive father is a mean bastard, and incestive undertones lies in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Mia Maria Back  •  Bjarne Henriksen

The two medicated low-lifes Carsten and Peter are long time partners, an old flame of Peter's turns up to tell him that he has a twelve year old daughter, whom he should present himself to. Her adoptive father is a mean bastard, and incestive undertones lies in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Mia Maria Back  •  Bjarne Henriksen

The Commune (2016)

A funny and moving story of family and free love set in a freewheeling 1970s commune. When Anna and Erik inherit a huge house, they gather a motley crew of cohabitants to reinvigorate their lives, forcing them to reconcile their new values with old habits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Trine Dyrholm  •  Helene Reingaard Neumann  •  Lars Ranthe

A funny and moving story of family and free love set in a freewheeling 1970s commune. When Anna and Erik inherit a huge house, they gather a motley crew of cohabitants to reinvigorate their lives, forcing them to reconcile their new values with old habits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Trine Dyrholm  •  Helene Reingaard Neumann  •  Lars Ranthe

Kursk (2018)

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Colin Firth  •  Léa Seydoux  •  Peter Simonischek

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Colin Firth  •  Léa Seydoux  •  Peter Simonischek

The Purified (2003)

The filmmakers who created the Dogme Manifesto reflect, argue, and watch clips of their own films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesper Jargil
CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Kristian Levring

The filmmakers who created the Dogme Manifesto reflect, argue, and watch clips of their own films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesper Jargil
CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Kristian Levring

Another Round (2020)

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Maria Bonnevie  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Magnus Millang

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Maria Bonnevie  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Magnus Millang

Wag the Dogma (2001)

Quixotic Martino Sclavi dives deep into the Danish film scene to uncover the truth behind the Dogme 95 Manifesto, along the way the film systematically breaks each and every one of the Dogme 'vows of chastity' - employing special effects, comedy sound design, and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily James
CAST:  Martino Sclavi  •  Jens Albinus  •  Jesper Jargil  •  Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Quixotic Martino Sclavi dives deep into the Danish film scene to uncover the truth behind the Dogme 95 Manifesto, along the way the film systematically breaks each and every one of the Dogme 'vows of chastity' - employing special effects, comedy sound design, and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily James
CAST:  Martino Sclavi  •  Jens Albinus  •  Jesper Jargil  •  Peter Aalbæk Jensen

The Idiots Who Started The Party (2020)

Danish film has never felt stronger on the international stage than it did with the Dogme films, which at the world premiere of 'The Party' and 'The Idiots' during the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 put Denmark on the film world map. Another eight films under the ...  (more)

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CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Paprika Steen

Danish film has never felt stronger on the international stage than it did with the Dogme films, which at the world premiere of 'The Party' and 'The Idiots' during the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 put Denmark on the film world map. Another eight films under the ...  (more)

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CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Paprika Steen
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