COPENHAGEN — Denmark may not have a big international reputation for its feature films, but for many years it has held the dubious reputation as headquarters for pornographic productions.
That reputation is no longer deserved, according to Finn Aabye, director of the Danish Film Institute.
"It's been years since a pornographic feature film has been produced in Denmark," he said recently during an interview in his office in Copenhagen.
"It's American pornographic films that are shown here," he went on, "mainly in the tourist area. They're coming to Denmark to see American pornographic films. They're expecting to see pornographic films, because Denmark was the first country without censorship."
And there is still no censorship. But, Aabye pointed out, "you can't produce a feature-length pornographic film here and get your investment back, and we would never put up money from the Film Institute (for such a film).