Hvidovre is the main town in Hvidovre Municipality, Denmark. The town, a suburb of Copenhagen, is about 10 km southwest of the capital's center. Its name comes from the fact that a white church could be seen in Hvidovre — hvid means "white" in Danish. The same naming principle also applies to neighboring Rødovre municipality, where a red church could be seen — rød means "red" in Danish.
The city is well known for its football team, Hvidovre IF, where famous Danish football players such as Peter Schmeichel, Kenneth Brylle, and Michael Manniche have played. Stephan Andersen, with a past in Charlton, has played for the club, too. It is also the birthplace of the Liverpool defender Daniel Agger and of Thomas Kahlenberg.
A film-production camp Filmbyen (founded by Lars von Trier and Peter Aalbæk Jensen's company Zentropa) is located in Hvidovre, which has been described as "a peculiar post-industrial filmmaking hub".
- Elsaesser (2005), p. 26.
- Elsaesser, Thomas. European Film Industries: Face to Face with Hollywood. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2005. ISBN # 90-5356-594-9
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