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30 August 1996 (Denmark) See more »
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A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kim Bodnia ... Frank

Zlatko Buric ... Milo

Laura Drasbæk ... Vic
Slavko Labovic ... Radovan

Mads Mikkelsen ... Tonny

Peter Andersson ... Hasse
Vanja Bajicic ... Branko
Lisbeth Rasmussen ... Rita
Levino Jensen ... Mike

Thomas Bo Larsen ... Junkie

Lars Bom ... Uro'er
Michael Hasselflug ... Uro'er

Nicolas Winding Refn ... Brian (as Jang Go Star)

Jesper Lohmann ... Mikkel
Steen Fridberg ... Lasse

Gordon Kennedy ... Anders
Gyda Hansen ... Mor
Kenneth Schultz ... Steff
Coco C.P. Dalbert ... Theis
Karsten Schrøder ... Karsten
Keith C. Stanley ... Jamaica-Guy
Lisa Lach-Nielsen ... Betina
Thomas Aagren ... Mårten
Eva Nauman ... Prostitueret
Thomas Herschel ... Hotelportier
Kenneth Herschel ... Bartender
Gunner Clemann ... Junkie
Alex Nielsen ... Mand i bil
Laust Balskov ... Uro'er
Kim Maali ... Rita's Ven
Morten Pay ... Steff's Ven

Liv Corfixen ... Receptionist (voice)
Per Leth ... Bodybuilder
John Kalmar ... Bodybuilder
Thor Nielsen ... Bodybuilder
Evald ... Bodybuilder
Jesper Staal ... Bodybuilder

Directed by
Nicolas Winding Refn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jens Dahl 
Nicolas Winding Refn 

Produced by
Martin Abildgaard .... promotion producer
Henrik Danstrup .... producer
Teddy Gerberg .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Povl Kristian 
Peter Peter 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
Film Editing by
Anne Østerud 
Production Design by
Kim Lovetand Julebæk 
Costume Design by
Loa Miller 
Makeup Department
Trine Cordes Berg .... assistant makeup artist
Louise Bruun .... hair stylist
Louise Bruun .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christel C.D. Karlsen .... production manager (as Christel C.D. Hansen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Krogsoe Fogh .... assistant director
Xenia Lach-Nielsen .... assistant director
Art Department
Lars Banzon Bastholm .... assistant property master
Michael Köhl .... property master
Louise Trampedach .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Jim Skau Andersen .... re-recording mixer
Pétur Einarsson .... re-recording mixer
Anders Hörling .... sound recordist
Anne Jensen .... re-recording mixer
Claus Krainer .... sound assistant: second unit (as Klaus Krainer)
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Peter Schultz .... re-recording mixer
Peter Schultz .... supervising sound editor
Eddie Simonsen .... sound effects editor
Klas Wahl .... sound recordist (as Klas Baggström)
Henning Wedege .... sound recordist: second unit
Special Effects by
Louise Bruun .... special effects
Lasse Spang Olsen .... special effects
Michael Spooner .... special effects (as Mike Spooner)
Visual Effects by
Peter Jerris .... opticals
Stig Günther .... stunt coordinator
Lasse Spang Olsen .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rasmus Arrildt .... assistant camera
Philip Forbes .... assistant camera: second unit (as Phillip Forbes)
Martin Lerche .... lighting: second unit
Sune Lolk .... concert lighting designer
Dick Lyngsie .... still photographer
Jens Bo Poulsen .... lighting assistant
Helene Sandberg .... still photographer
Ian N. Tomkins .... clapper loader
Jacob Østergaard .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Laust Balskov .... casting assistant
James Bjørnholdt-Larsen .... casting assistant
Xenia Lach-Nielsen .... casting assistant
Oliver Winding .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grith Rahbek .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Pernille Bärnheim .... assistant editor
MajBritt Holm .... color timer
Margit Jensen .... negative cutter
Tove Jystrup .... post-production coordinator
Rikke Selin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Peter Peter .... soundtrack producer
Other crew
Louise Bruun .... tattoo designer
Heini Grünbaum .... production coordinator
Rikke Guldstad .... script supervisor
Tine Gybel .... script consultant
Jens Kruse .... logo designer
Ann Køj .... production accountant (as Ann Slemming)
Marie Trolle Larsen .... script consultant
Eva Nauman .... extras coordinator
Eva Nauman .... script supervisor: second unit
Maren Pilgaard .... production assistant
Mikaela Preiesleben .... production assistant
Erik Reime .... tattoo consultant
Nikolaj Scherfig .... script consultant
Hans Kristian Simensen .... production assistant
Stine Spang-Hansen .... production assistant
Allan Sperling .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
105 min (25 fps) | 110 min (24 fps)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

At the time of release in Denmark, Nicolas Winding Refn was only twenty five years old.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Frank and Tonny are in the drugstore to buy vitamins (just before the drug-deal with the Swede), the cameraman is reflected in a mirror.See more »
Frank:[pulls a gun] I need your money and your drugs.
Mike:Oh, man. Now you've lost it.
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Does Tonny die?
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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Pushing as a way of life, no way out..., 1 December 2005
Author: erikstee from Finland

This movie blew me and my friends away 10 years ago. This rock steady and realistic tale about real criminals, not the typical American teen age- BS. These people are real, that's as simple as it gets. The docu-kind of outlook fits this movie perfect.

Someone was complaining how he couldn't sit through this movie because he didn't understand why Frankie made the choices he did. That's the point, there is no reason in real life. People make choices because they are bored or simply don't want to think about life outside the carnival. What is a family, Volvo or a house in the suburbs to a guy, who still at about 35-40 goes out clubbing and gets hi on crank and what-not everyday. These human fates don't need explanation. Perhaps I've been too close to need an explanation. One thing is for sure, these guys have made a great movie that has become a legend within certain groups of people. I guess the point of the movie was very clear in the end. Where does a man go, who keeps pushing the envelope day after day? The answer is - nowhere... Learn your lessons people, no more explanations needed.

Absolutely fabulous, that's all I can say... And I won't say too much about the movie, just that it kicks ass. Definitely one of the most enticing criminal stories in the last 20 years.

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