Christian Monggaard

Film editor

Voted for

Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
Le Cercle rouge1970Jean-Pierre Melville
Rear Window1954Alfred Hitchcock
Breaking the Waves1996Lars von Trier
Pan's Labyrinth2006Guillermo del Toro
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014Wes Anderson
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
The Maltese Falcon1941John Huston


Apocalypse Now

1979 USA

The Insanity of war has seldom been portrayed so vividly.

Le Cercle rouge

1970 France, Italy

Jean-Pierre Melville portrays the macho and yet frail masculinity of the men of the underworld like no other director. A film about rituals and honour – even amongst thieves.

Rear Window

1954 USA

One man’s fear of commitment – and the not so subtle advances of the woman, who loves him – becomes one of the most elegant, sensual and exciting thrillers ever, while making voyeurs of us all.

Breaking the Waves

1996 Denmark, France, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Iceland, USA, Germany

Lars von Trier wilfully shows us the mechanics behind the melodrama and still succeeds in making us cry with a brutal yet beautiful story of a woman’s fall and redemption.

Pan's Labyrinth

2006 Spain, Mexico, USA

When watching a Guillermo del Toro film you are never really sure who the monsters are – the humans or the so-called monsters? A haunting and poetic film about a girl’s loss of innocence and the power of imagination.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014 USA, Germany

Inspired by the great humanistic writer Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson tells a stylistically unique and both humorous and melancholic story about humanity, love and friendship.

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

From the Dawn of Man to the Space Age and beyond. What a trip, intellectually and visually, Stanley Kubrick takes us on in this genre-defining piece of science fiction.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

A minimalist, feminist masterpiece about the quiet life of women, which we so rarely see on the big screen.


1967 France

Rarely has the alienation of modern industrialised life been captured so playfully and entertainingly as in Playtime by Jacques Tati – though Charlie Chaplin succeeded, too, with Modern Times.

The Maltese Falcon

1941 USA

What a debut film from John Huston. The prototypical film noir, where cynicism blends with desire and even love and nobody comes out on top – not even Humphrey Bogart’s Sam Spade, the epitome of cool.

Further remarks

It’s a fun but daunting exercise to participate in. Thank you for having me.