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Pusher (1996)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 30 August 1996 (Denmark)
A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
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Lisbeth Rasmussen ...
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Levino Jensen ...
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Steen Fridberg ...
Lasse
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Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen. Written by S. Lasborg <Lasborg@dk-online.dk>

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DKK 6,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,656 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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$4,440 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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During production Nicolas Winding Refn snapped and threw equipment on a crew-member who tried to break up production on a shooting day early, before Winding Refn was finished. See more »

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When Frank and Tony are in Frank's car, they pass a crossing just before Frank's phone rings. 20 seconds later, when Frank finishes his phone call, they turn right, at the same crossing they just passed. See more »

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Tonny: [after snorting some coke] I need to have a shit!
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comments by John Orr, Edinurgh Scotland
7 July 2000 | by (edinburgh, scotland) – See all my reviews

Pusher is a visceral low-budget movie set on the streets of Copenhagen. Though its director Nicholas Winding Refn is not a part of Dogme 95 the film uses many of the Dogme maxims to better effect. The plot is deceptively simple. Frank (Kim Bodnia)is double-crossed on a deal and has a couple of days to make good the covering loan to a sadistic Balkan gangster. The film's speed rhythms convey the nightmare of time running out, luck running out, and life, shot with hand-held camera in natural light going around in circles until suddenly damnation beckons. Tougher than Tarantino or Trainspotting, it pulls no punches and its running gags fail to draw the sting. One of the great city films of the 1990s.


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