Kirsten Olesen (born 1949) is a Danish actress who since 1979 has been with Copenhagen's Royal Danish Theatre. In Denmark, she is known above all for taking the part of Agnes, a housemaid, in the popular television series Matador (1978–1982). Internationally, she has starred in the title role of Lars von Trier's Medea (1988).
Movies & TV shows
The Food Club
Three girlfriends from elementary school who are very different from each other are all in the fall of their lives, and they all feel how ruthless old age can be. Marie was abandoned by her husband on...
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The year is 1899. The young girl Marie Jensen lives at an orphanage with her two younger siblings Karl and Sofie. Their father is a sailor and has not been home for years. He was last seen in Norway b...
Clara is just like any other girl until one day a mysterious black cat scratches her. Clara finds out that she is a member of a family of Wild Witches with a strong connection to nature and animals an...
A naked woman covered in blood is not something you see on a daily basis. Robin claims to have witnessed a gruesome murder and killed her attacker in self-defense. There is no trace to prove what happ...
The Sun Has Died
A young woman is terrorized while working the night shift, cleaning a remote kindergarten, in this intense first-person horror film.
In Your Arms
When Maria (Lisa Carlehed) meets Niels for the first time, he comes across as an angry and unsympathetic young man. His chronic illness has been concentrated into a single wish - to go to a Swiss nurs...
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A colorful, tough and powerful film featuring a man in the leading role is called ReboUNCE. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old, she portrays char...
Something in the Air
When clairvoyant Pernille meets Journalist Daniel, who is on a mission to write an exposé about Fact & Fiction in the clairvoyant world, Daniel falls in love with her. And funnily enough, she hadn...
When Heaven Falls
Sara was placed in care aged 11. Now 28 she hears her mother has died. She goes to the funeral and realises her brother and father don't recognise her so keeps quiet about her identity. When watching ...
Anna is the subject of a tragic story because she wants to be an actress. She moved from Sweden to pursue her dream. There is something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month ...
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II
In 1361 the Danish King Valdemar's troops approached the city walls of Visby, Gotland. Meanwhile, a young woman named Sigrid was leaving tracks all over the place leading to the whereabouts of a great...
On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When...
Franco lives in a rough part of Copenhagen. His hooker mother has little time for him. Franco drifts into a life of crime, repeatedly confronting the authorities. To give him a new start, he’s placed ...
Rødtotterne og Tyrannos
Seven 12-year-olds fight against property speculators and local officials who intend to replace a treasured forest with a concrete building jungle.
The Gods are not present in a version of the Greek tragedy. The myth says that the character of Medea is tragic because she sacrificed her brother for the success of her friend, and that she gets from...
Johannes is upset because his parents have divorced and because his father never phones him. Before going to bed he wants his mother to read something from the Bible for him, instead of one of the usu...
In a sexual and romantic drama of intrigue, lies, and gossip, a young woman over a long period of time, has children by both men, her husband and lover before her deception begins to fall apart. Elis...
The Boy Who Disappeared
A 13 year old boy runs away from his wealthy parents in protest of their endless quarreling. He seeks freedom in the woods and befriends a drunken pilot, who offers him some warmth and understanding.
My Granny's House
Danish author Soya's acidly funny turn-of-the-century memoir novel turned into a robust black comedy. After his mother's death, tiny tot Søren goes to live with his wilful, rich and stingy Granny, who...
This trucker road movie tells the story of four men driving 30-ton meat-carriers in shuttle service between Denmark and Italy. Against their will, the truckers get involved in criminal activities that...
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Matador is a Danish TV series produced and shown between 1978 and 1982. It is set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947. It follows the lives of a range of characters from acro...
Did Somebody Laugh?
The late 1930s. A young enemployed, unskilled worker walks through the streets of Copenhagen, sustaining himself partly on the dole and free soup-kitchen meals and partly on day-dreams. He is studying...
In My Life
A young man finds love and settles down, but when his young wife spirals into depression they both have decisions to make.
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