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Exclusive: Mads Mikkelsen and Nicolas Winding Refn chat to Euronews

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Denmark was given a place of honour at this year’s Lumiere festival in Lyon with award-winning actor Mads Mikkelsen and fellow Cannes laureate, director Nicolas Winding Refn, turning up for the event.

The pair agreed to meet up with Euronews to discuss everything from their careers, which are closely linked, to the Dogme movement and B-movies.

Talking about their very first venture together, the now classic low-budget documentary style fiction ‘Pusher’, Mikkelsen explained how it came about: “It was the energy more than it was something that we were trying to do that hadn’t been done before because it had been done, but just not our way, and we wanted to say something our way, and, as you say (addressing Winding Refn), the best thing that can happen is that people get inspired to do their films their way – not our way – just their way.”

“I think it’s important to do something different, whether it’s good or bad is almost irrelevant,” said Winding Refn. “Creativity is more about

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