The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1
Erik Nietzsche is a young man with delusions of grandeur and an unwavering belief in his own capacities as a filmmaker. He gains entry to the prestigious Danish Film School, where he is certain that his talents will be recognized. However, teachers are arrogant, the equipment terrible, and even worse: No one else realizes what a genious Erik is. THE EARLY YEARS: ERIK NIETZSCHE PART 1 is scriptwriter Lars von Trier's scathingly witty payback to the school that taught him everything he wouldn't do when making a film.
Born in 1962, Thuesen graduated in film editing from the National Film School of Denmark in 1991. As editor, he has worked since the early 90s with various Nordic filmmakers, including Lars von Trier (THE KINGDOM), Susanne Bier AND Jørgen Leth. His first trial as writer/filmmaker was in 1996 with the documentary UNDER NEW YORK (1996). His feature debut was the critically acclaimed ACCUSED which was nominated for Golden Bear in Berlin 2005 and won the European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards. The same year, Thuesen directed the documentary film FREEWAY. THE EARLY YEARS: ERIK NIETZSCHE PART 1 is his second feature film.