Life With: Viktor Fischer

Life With: Viktor Fischer

Talking to Copenhagen-based football player Viktor Fischer about screenplays, Paolo Sorrentino and what a cinema and a football stadium have in common.


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ANOTHER ASPECT:

If you were to write a screenplay, what would it be about?

VIKTOR FISCHER:

I’ve always been intrigued by the dark, and often concealed, aspects of success. The demons that an, in the eyes of others, otherwise successful person struggles with; the ever-evolving balance between success and failure and the contrast in how others perceive a person’s wellbeing and what that person actually feels. Discovering individuals or groups that aren’t embraced by modern society as a result of the differences that set them apart from others is interesting as well; exploring that which we fear or simply repress from a refusal to acknowledge the presence of things that are different from what we’re used to.

ANOTHER ASPECT:

Which movies have had the greatest impact on you as a person?

VIKTOR FISCHER:

It’s kind of unfair, picking one from the vastness of incomparable masterpieces that have been made. However, those that fixate their narrative on a selection of characters, or a lone protagonist, are the ones that have made the biggest dents in me as a person. Uncompromising directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Paolo Sorrentino and Michael Haneke speak to this sentiment. Pieces like There Will Be Blood, La Grande Belezza and Amour are examples of pictures that delve into the deeper complexities of life, be it through a person, a period in time or a single event.

ANOTHER ASPECT:

Which do you watch the most at home—football matches or films?

VIKTOR FISCHER:

I’d call it a draw.

ANOTHER ASPECT:

Are there any similarities between the cinema and the football stadium?

VIKTOR FISCHER:

They have a lot in common within the scope of entertainment. Both are spaces to entertain a wider audience while triggering emotional responses that we can’t anticipate in advance; the elements of surprise, shock and awe are present in both. On a personal level, I go to the cinema to immerse myself into new narratives and become more knowledgeable about things, whether it be on a factual or intellectual level. However, I don’t think that one has more justification than the other as they both speak to one of the most important things within us as individuals: our emotions. It’s kinda like comparing the royal ballet to ice skating.


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ANOTHER ASPECT:

If someone were to make a movie about you, which actor, dead or alive, should play the part of Viktor Fischer?

VIKTOR FISCHER:

If, and I’d really like to stress and underline and emphasize this, only if someone should ever come up with the terrible idea of making a movie about the unimportant Viktor Fischer, then I can’t see why I shouldn’t play that part myself—it truly sounds like a shitty arthouse project.

Viktor wears ANOTHER Shirt 3.0, Frozen Dew (see more) & ANOTHER Vest 1.0, Pale Olive Green (soon available)

PHOTOS BY: 

Nicolaj Thomsen