Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Peter Aalbæk Jensen (born 8 April 1956 in Osted) is a Danish film producer who in 1992 with director Lars von Trier founded the Danish film company Zentropa and later its huge studio complex Filmbyen. His father was writer Erik Aalbæk Jensen.

Peter Aalbæk Jensen, September 2010. (Photo: Lars Schmidt.)

Zentropa is known for the Dogme95-manifesto and such projects as Dogville (2003) starring Nicole Kidman, Dancer in the Dark (2000) starring Björk, The Five Obstructions, and the Oscar-nominated After the Wedding (2006).

Peter Aalbæk Jensen has executive-produced over 70 theatrical feature films and many television productions, has founded a long list of subsidiary companies and is widely regarded as the most important Danish film producer since the 1990s.[1]

In autumn 2008 Peter Aalbæk Jensen was a judge on the Danish version of Got Talent.

In 2017, nine women accused Aalbæk Jensen of sexual harassment and workplace bullying.[2][3]


  1. ^ "The Merchant of Zentropa". Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  2. ^ "Former Zentropa employees expose system of degradation and sexual harassment". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  3. ^ White, Peter. "Danish Authorities To Investigate Claims Against Zentropa Founder". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-14.

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