Niels Arestrup

Niels Arestrup

Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)

Lowest Rated: 34% By The Sea (2015)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1949

Birthplace: Not Available

European screen performer Niels Arestrup grew up in a middle-class family of Danish extraction, and gravitated toward acting as a young man, studying under the aegis of legendary drama instructor Tania Balachova. He took his initial foray into acting on-stage, but quickly moved into filmed work as well, in such noteworthy big-screen productions as Chantal Akerman's Je Tu Il Elle (1974), Alain Resnais' Stavisky (1974), and Jeanne Moreau's Lumière (1976). Arestrup's heavy involvement in theater continued over the following several decades, yet he remained extremely prolific on film, reaching memorable high points with leads in Marco Ferreri's unusual, provocative erotic drama The Future Is Woman (1984) and István Szabó's Karin Anderson biopic Meeting Venus (1991). In 2007, Arestrup achieved some international crossover success with his supporting contribution to Julian Schnabel's acclaimed Jean-Dominique Bauby biopic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Van Gogh - Ved evighedens port Madman 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate Madman 2018
50% Return to Montauk Actor 2017
94% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) Actor 2017
34% By The Sea Bar Keeper $0.4M 2015
94% Diplomacy Actor 2014
62% The French Minister Claude Maupas 2014
No Score Yet La dérobade (Memoirs of a French Whore) Actor 2014
No Score Yet La dune (The Dune) Actor 2014
No Score Yet 96 Heures Actor 2014
89% You Will Be My Son Paul de Marseul 2013
93% Our Children André Pinget $6K 2013
86% The Big Picture Bartholomé $0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Le grand soir (The Big Night) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Our Children Docteur Pinget 2012
No Score Yet Citizen Langlois Actor 2012
No Score Yet Small World (Je n'ai rien oublié) Thomas Senn 2012
74% War Horse Grandfather $79.9M 2011
72% Sarah's Key Jules Dufaure $7.7M 2011
86% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) Vallier $0.4M 2010
97% A Prophet (Un prophete) César Luciani $1.6M 2010
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Roussin $5.9M 2007
No Score Yet The Candidate (Le Candidat) Actor Director 2007
No Score Yet Antonin's Stories (Les Fragments d'Antonin) Actor 2006
86% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) Robert Seyr $0.8M 2005
No Score Yet Une affaire privée (A Private Affair) Rachel's Father 2002
No Score Yet Speak to Me of Love Richard 2002
100% Meeting Venus Zoltan Szanto 1991
No Score Yet Sincerely Charlotte Mathieu 1986
No Score Yet Loups entre eux, Les (Among Wolves) Mike 1985
No Score Yet Il Futuro è Donna (The Future Is Woman) Gordon 1984
No Score Yet La Femme Flic Dominique Allier 1980
No Score Yet La chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland) Dealer 1978
No Score Yet Les Apprentis-sorciers (The Sorceror's Apprentice) Danton 1977
No Score Yet Lumiere Nano 1976
100% I, You, He, She (Je, Tu, Il, Elle) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Papa lumière Actor

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No Score Yet Série noire
1984-1988

QUOTES FROM Niels Arestrup CHARACTERS

Grandfather says: Maybe there are different ways to be brave. Did you know the French have the best carrier pigeons? And this could be the difference in the war - our messages getting through.

Emilie says: I don't want to hear about the birds.

Grandfather says: They are released at the front and told to go home - this is all they know. But to get there they must fly over war. Can you imagine such a thing? Here you are flying over so much pain and terror - and you know you can never look down. You have to look forward or you'll never get home. I ask you - what could be braver than that?

Grandfather says: Maybe there are different ways to be brave. Did you know the French have the best carrier pigeons? And this could be the difference in the war. Our messages getting through. There are released from the front and told to go home. This is all they know. But to get there they must fly over a war. It's like... you are flying over so much pain and terror... and you know you can never look down. You have to look forward, or you'll never get home. I ask you, what could be braver than that?

Roussin says: Hold fast to the human inside of you, and you'll survive.

Grandfather says: "Emile. Her name was Emile."

Grandfather says: Emilie. Her name was Emilie.

Grandfather says: Can you imagine flying over a war and you know you can never look down? You have to look forward, or you'll never get home. What could be braver than that?