Anders Refn (born 8 April 1944) is a Danish film editor and director.[1]

Anders Refn
Born (1944-04-08) 8 April 1944 (age 78)
Copenhagen, Denmark
OccupationFilm editor and director
Years active1966–present
ChildrenNicolas Winding Refn


Refn graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1969.[2] He has credits for 72 features and TV series, as well as a 10 shorts and 26 documentaries. Refn has often worked as assistant director and technical director, and worked with Lars von Trier as editor of Breaking the Waves (1996) and Antichrist (2009). He was assistant director of Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac (2013).[3][4][5]

Refn in 2004 was awarded an Honorary Bodil Award for his overall achievement in Danish film.[6]

Refn is married to cinematographer Vibeke Winding; they are parents of Nicolas Winding Refn, who has also become a director, editor and producer.[7]


Work Year Credit Notes
The loose tile 1966 Assistant Feature
Flagermusen 1966 Assistant Feature
Virtue runs wild 1966 Assistant Feature
Pretty-Arne and Rosa 1967 Assistant director Feature
Dreamers 1967 Assistant director Feature
Dr. Glas 1968 Assistant editor Feature
Miss Julie 1969 Editing Short fiction
Jazz all around 1969 Assistant director Feature
Den gale dansker 1969 Editing Feature
Tintomara 1970 Editing Feature
Vilde engle – en minoritet i Danmark 1971 Editing Documentary
The Squatters 1971 Editing Documentary
Lost in the sand 1971 Editing Feature
With love 1971 Editing Feature
Dear Irene 1971 Editing Feature
The case of the missing clerk 1971 Assistant director Feature
The work of the Devil 1972 Editing Feature
Mor, jeg har patienter 1972 Editing Feature
Karen 1973 Editing Short fiction
Er kongen død? 1973 Editing Documentary
The escape 1973 Assistant director Feature
Sacked! 1973 Assistant director Feature
Prince Piwi 1974 Script Feature
Sam på banegården 1975 Editing Short fiction
Arbejdsløs 1975 Editing Documentary
The impossible hour 1975 Editing Documentary
Hvid mands sæd 1975 Editing Documentary
Klaus Rifbjerg 1975 Editing Documentary
Strømer 1976 Direction Feature
Hearts are trump 1976 Assistant director Feature
Terror 1977 Editing Feature
A fisherman from Hanstholm 1977 Editing Documentary
The Heritage 1978 Direction Feature
Me and Charly 1978 Editing Feature
Dancing Bournonville 1979 Editing Documentary
Johnny Larsen 1979 Editing Feature
Next stop – Paradise 1980 Editing supervisor Feature
Hotel of the stars 1981 Editing Documentary
Rubber Tarzan 1981 Editing Feature
The Circus Casablanca 1981 Editing Feature
Felix 1982 Editing supervisor Feature
Electric Boogie 1983 Editing Documentary
Land of Plenty 1983 Editing Feature
Phoenix bird 1984 Editing Documentary
Ophelia comes to town 1985 Editing Feature
De flyvende djævle [da; fr; sv] 1985 Direction Feature, Robert Award for Best Danish Film[8]
Kedsomhedens svøbe 1986 Editing Documentary
Take It Easy 1986 Editing Feature
Een gang strømer... 1987 Direction TV series
Heaven and Hell 1988 Director: 2. unit Feature
På optagelse med Steven Spielberg 1990 Direction Documentary
The village 1991 Direction TV series
Hayfever 1991 Assistant director Feature
Il ritorno 1992 Assistant director Feature
Black Harvest 1993 Direction Feature
Dad's bright idea 1994 Technical director Feature
Carl, My Childhood Symphony 1994 Editing Feature
Two Green Feathers 1995 Editing Feature
Breaking the Waves 1996 Editor Feature
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Seth 1999 Direction Short fiction
The Magnetist's Fifth Winter [da; sv] 1999 Editing supervisor Feature
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Assisting director Feature
Sophie's Heart 2001 Editing Short fiction
Stargazer 2002 Consultant Documentary
P.O.V. - Point of View [da] 2002 Editing Feature
Baby 2003 Editing Feature
Move Me 2003 Editing supervisor Feature
Dogville 2003 Assisting director Feature
Niceland 2004 Editing Feature
Popular Music 2004 Editing Feature
What's wrong with this picture? 2004 Editing Feature
Hvorfor har mænd magten? [da] 2004 Editing Documentary
The Danish Solution [da] 2005 Editing Documentary
The Leap 2005 Editing Feature
Samurai 2006 Editing supervisor Short fiction
Out 2006 Editing Short fiction
Mrs Eilersen and Mehmet 2006 Editing Short fiction
Mother Dearest 2007 Editing Short fiction
Echo 2007 Editing supervisor Feature
Milosevic on Trial 2007 Editing Documentary
Ledsaget udgang 2007 Editing Feature
My Black Little Heart 2008 Editor Feature
Am I Black Enough for You [sv] 2008 Editing Documentary
Max Manus: Man of War 2008 Editing Feature
Necrobusiness [pl; sv] 2008 Editing Documentary
Go With Peace, Jamil 2008 Editing Feature
Antichrist 2009 Editor Feature
Limboland 2010 Editing Documentary
My Father From Haifa [da] 2010 Editing Documentary
Freedom on Parole 2010 Editing Feature
Nothing's All Bad 2010 Editing supervisor Feature
Pockets of Resistance [da] 2011 Consultant Documentary
Thors saga [da] 2011 Editing Documentary
ID:A 2011 Editor Feature
Beast [da] 2011 Editing supervisor Feature
Karen Blixen – behind her mask 2011 Editing supervisor Documentary
The President 2011 Editing supervisor Documentary
All for One 2011 Editing supervisor Feature
Melancholia 2011 Assisting director Feature
Kon-Tiki 2012 Editing supervisor Feature
Ginger & Rosa 2012 Chief editor Feature
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal [fr] 2012 Editing supervisor Feature
This life 2012 Technical director Feature
Tabu 2012 Editing Short fiction
Memories of My Melancholy Whores [ru] 2012 Editing Feature
Nymphomaniac 2013 Assisting director Feature
Nymphomaniac Director's Cut 2014 Assisting director Feature
What We Become 2015 Editor Feature
The Middle Man 2021 Editor Feature


  1. ^ Schepelern, P. (2010). Filmleksikon (in Danish). København, Denmark: Gyldendal. p. 712. ISBN 978-87-02-04523-9. OCLC 838328680. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Kulissernes uundværlige Refn fylder rundt". 8 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  3. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 31 August 2012. pp. 323–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5524-3.
  4. ^ "Kulissernes uundværlige Refn fylder rundt". (in Danish). 5 April 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ Mette Hjort; Ib Bondebjerg (1 January 2003). The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema. Intellect Books. pp. 227–. ISBN 978-1-84150-841-2.
  6. ^ ""Dogville" årets danske film". 7 March 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Nicolas Winding Refn — Gyldendal — Den Store Danske". Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  8. ^ Piil, Morten (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide (in Danish) (3rd ed.). Copenhagen, Denmark: Gyldendal. pp. 172–. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2. OCLC 474736058. Retrieved 24 June 2021.

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