Images of Liberation

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Images of Liberation
Directed byLars von Trier
Produced byPer Årman
Written byLars von Trier
Tom Elling
StarringEdward Fleming
Kirsten Olesen
CinematographyTom Elling
Edited byTómas Gislason
Distributed byNational Film School of Denmark
Release date
30 June 1982
Running time
57 minutes

Images of Liberation (Danish: Befrielsesbilleder) is a 1982 Danish drama film directed by Lars von Trier. The story is set in Copenhagen during World War II, and follows a German officer who visits his Danish mistress the days after the occupation of Denmark has ended. The film was Trier's graduation film from the National Film School of Denmark. It became the first ever Danish school film to receive regular theatrical distribution.[1] It was screened in the Panorama section of the 34th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


  • Edward Fleming as Leo Mendel
  • Kirsten Olesen as Esther


  1. ^ "Befrielsesbilleder". Nationalfilmografien (in Danish). Danish Film Institute. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  2. ^ "Befrielsesbilleder". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-07-05.

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