Greetings, #TheDanishWay

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‘Tis the season for season’s greetings, friends. A time for gathering with your nearest and dearest over good food and even better beer. A time for laughter, a time for parties but also a time that brings with it some potentially tricky situations.

We are of course talking about the inevitable greeting. It’s a minefield. Do you go for a kiss on the cheek or a hug, or maybe both? How about a handshake, too formal?

So this year, why not try greeting friends and family the Danish way? Skål!

Flashback: Mads Mikkelsen honored in Paris as GQ Men of the year

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GQ NAMES ITS 2014 “MEN OF THE YEAR”

French actor Omary Sy was awarded the GQ man of the year award by the French edition of the Gentlemen’s Quarterly in Paris on Wednesday (19 NOV. 2014) while Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen won the international star award.

Sy said winning the award felt like a gift, and then gave his personal definition of a gentleman to The Associated Press.

“A gentleman is a guy who can play the bagpipe but who never actually plays it,” he said.

Mikkelsen said he was glad to be now considered a gentleman.

“I have been notoriously known for being the guy who was wearing Adidas all my life and now I am part of the gentleman club,” he said. “I am very honored to be that.”

Belgian comedian Stephane de Groodt won an award for best comedian and Alain Ducasse won the best chef award.

Carlsberg 1883

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In 1883, Carlsberg succeeded in breaking the ‘code of the code’, so that you got a stable beer that tasted just right every time. Instead of keeping the secret, J.C. Jacobsen shared the revolutionary discovery with breweries throughout Europe. A beautiful gesture that makes Carlsberg 1883 the obvious beer to share.

In 1996, on this day, ‘Pusher I’ was released

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Pusher is a 1996 Danish crime drama co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, in his film debut. A commercial success considered highly influential in Danish film history, it helped launching Winding Refn’s and actor Mads Mikkelsen’s careers.

The film is set in the criminal underground of Copenhagen, Denmark, and tells the story of the drug dealer Frank (Kim Bodnia) who, after losing a large amount of money in a drug deal gone wrong, falls into desperation as he only has a few days to raise the money he owes.

Although he did not want to turn Pusher into a franchise, financial difficulties forced Winding Refn to make two sequels: Pusher II, focusing on Mikkelsen’s character after the events of the first film, and Pusher 3, focusing on another secondary character introduced in Pusher; both sequels were financial and critical successes as well. A Hindi remake of the film was also released in 2010, followed by a British remake in 2012.

Read more about the movie on Wikipedia here.

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ComicCon Seoul is open!

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And here he comes! In the country with the best food in the world! 🙂

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