DCC Danish Cinema

Course content

Danish Cinema is a course in English for international students offered each semester. The course gives an overview of the 110 years of Danish film as well as presenting special topics such as realism, comedy and melodrama in Danish cinema. Furthermore, the course presents director case studies of Oscarwinning Susanne Bier and of Lars von Trier, who won The Golden Palms in Cannes. Every lecture ends with a showing of a relevant film. The course also includes an excursion to Nordisk Film, which is the world oldest still existing film company.


Name of Exam: HDCB01041E Danish Cinema in a Historical Perspective.


Danish Culture Courses

Lectures and excursions

The course is only offered to exchange and fee-paying guest students at the University of Copenhagen.

Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Written take-home assignment with an optional subject following active class participation. 11-15 standard pages.

The active class participation consists of an approved synopsis 2-3 standard pages.

Exam in case of non-approved active class participation consists of a written take-home assignment with an optional subject. 16-20 standard pages.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Excursions
  • 25
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • English
  • 234,5