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Madsen's Hotel

Written and directed by: Annette Mari Olsen & Katia Forbert Petersen

Photographer: Katia Forbert Petersen

Editor: Annette Mari Olsen

Producers: Katia Forbert Petersen & Annette Mari Olsen


Duration: 40 minutes

Produced by: Sfinx Film in co-production with TV2

Awarded Prix Europa

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Madsen’s Hotel is part of a documentary series You Have to be Round to Live in a Globe, which was awarded special commendation of Prix Europa depicting life in exile, migration, the subject of refugees and the culture clashes it entails.

It is a portrait of Mr Madsen, who makes his living by running a hotel for refugees. Mr Madsen is a Dane, who has seen great possibilities in the number of refugees arriving to Denmark. He has bought an old hotel, where refugees from all over the world are guests. He presents his own highly individual views on the way mankind behaves and how the world is put together. Mr Madsen has nothing against foreigners, but sometimes he thinks they act weird. Mr Madsen himself was brought up properly, and his moral standards are high - unlike those of his guests, he sometimes thinks. As he says: “I understand and talk more and better with my little dog, Smutti”, who Madsen has appointed as his assistant director. As long as Mr Madsen is not able to visit the world, the world must come to him.

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