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Filmbyen (English: Film City) is a film studio complex located in Hvidovre just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]

Filmbyen is a former military base. It houses many film-related companies. Many films and TV-series have been shot there.[2]

It was founded by Lars von Trier and Peter Aalbæk Jensen's company Zentropa in 1997 and is still owned and run by Zentropa.[3]

The story of Filmbyen, its people and companies is told in Thomas Vilhelm's book Filmbyen (Ekstra Bladets Forlag, 2007),[4][5] and in the documentary Filmbyen, la nouvelle Mecque du cinéma? (Filmbyen, the new Mecca of cinema?) directed by Pablo Tréhin-Marçot (France, 2007).[6]

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  1. ^ Angus Finney (10 October 2014). The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood. Routledge. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-1-136-29503-4.
  2. ^ Linda Badley (2010). Lars Von Trier. University of Illinois Press. pp. 155–. ISBN 978-0-252-07790-6.
  3. ^ Anne Mette Lundtofte (13 May 2013). Zentropia. Gyldendal. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-87-02-14732-2.
  4. ^ "Thomas Vilhelm: FILMBYEN". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Brudstykker af kテヲmpen i dansk film". 6 October 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Programmes TV - Filmbyen, la nouvelle Mecque du cinéma ? - Docu-info - Cinéma - Ciné + Club - 26/01/2014 - 13H20". Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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