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Lars von Trier

Befrielsesbilleder (Images of Relief)

57' - 1982 - War, Drama - Dialogue: Danish
Director: Lars von Trier Composer: Pierre de la Rue With: Edward Fleming, Kirsten Olesen
A German officer fails to kill himself in the subterranean prison where Resistance men keep guard while burned bodies pass by, hanging from moving wire in front of cremation ovens. He escapes to find a Danish woman. She tells him that he cannot pass all responsibility for the blinding of a teenage boy on to the SS. She then appears to help him find an escape route through a forest, but instead has him trapped by the Resistance. She blinds him with a wooden dagger and leaves him to crawl among the trees where he once, as a child and also later, made attempts to make conversation with the birds.

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Lars von Trier


Pierre de la Rue


Edward Fleming, Kirsten Olesen


Lars von Trier, Tom Elling

Director of Photography

Tom Elling


Tómas Gislason


Per Årman

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Lars von Trier
Befrielsesbilleder (1982), The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987), Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Idiots (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville: The Pilot (2003), The Five Obstructions (2003), Dogville (2003), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of It All (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Antichrist (2009), Dimension 1991-2024 (2010), Melancholia (2011), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), The House That Jack Built (2018)

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