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Films By Jon Bang Carlsen

In a blend of fact and fiction, the film gives a poetic picture of the life of a fisherman and his family. ... Read more
A documentary comedy on extras played by extras: Their dreams and American society is reflected in these dreams. ... The film takes place in "Hotel of the Stars", a hotel in the centre of Hollywood. It is an old hotel, but time has not been able to wipe out all traces of its previous elegance ... Read more
... ... The story of Jimmy, a middle-aged Irish bachelor, who decides the time has come to find a wife. He contacts the local matchmaker to find him a suitable woman. What kind of woman is he looking for? "She'd have to be able to milk cows," says Jimmy without hesitation ... ... ... At last Jimmy ... Read more
This is a beautifully executed film about life, dreams, homeland, journeys and the inevitable...as told through the letters of a mother in Denmark, as her son travels across the open plains and deserts of the USA. ... The use of light and colour are strong elements underlying the contrasting ... Read more
In Carlsen's "documentaries" reality is staged: real people play "themselves" to give an impression of how they perceive themselves. In this case we meet James R. Jarrett, a returned warrior who brings his Vietnam experience home to Arizona and ... teaches American families how to defend ... Read more
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