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Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ... See full summary »

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Leo
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Lenny
Rikke Louise Andersson ...
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Lea
Levino Jensen ...
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Kitjo
Claus Flygare ...
Joe
Ole Abildgaard ...
Videobutik Kunde
Gordana Radosavljevic ...
Mika
Marko Zecewic ...
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Dusan Zecewic ...
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John Barimani ...
Kioskejer
Ramadan Huseini ...
Ven i Kiosk
Karsten Schrøder ...
Røde
Sven Erik Eskeland Larsen ...
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Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His anger and self-hatred finally erupt into violence against Louise. Written by Anonymous

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Kim Bodnia (playing Leo), Mads Mikkelsen (playing Lenny), Zlatko Buric (playing Kitjo), Levino Jensen (playing Louis) also played in the Pusher (1996) movies, also directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. See more »

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Leo: What did you talk about?
Lenny: About films, I think...
Leo: About films?
Lenny: Yes...
Leo: So you did not talk at all?
Lenny: Yes, we did.
Leo: No, you talked about film. You have not talked at all. It's not normal. Did you fuck her? You have not fucked her. You have not touched her. Is that the way you see girls? That you talk to them, and then you don't fuck. them? That's not normal.
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Fascinating Study of Human Relationships
16 April 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Detractors may highlight the unnecessary violence in this stylish piece of film-making. But pay them no attention. N. Refn's 2nd feature is cutting it pretty close when it comes to assessing life's terrible lessons.

Using almost the same cast as he did in his debut (Pusher), Bleeder tells the story of how a father-to-be deals with his impending fate. It addresses his current state of mind, his readjustment of values and how all this would adversely affect the people around him. The violence is necessary as the characters emanate from the streets and one can only infer, from the several scenes, that the neighbourhood is rough and littered with gangs and racial tension.

There is also a secondary story about the budding relationship between a video store clerk and a well-read waitress which is as sweet as it is subtle. It's interesting to note that their tastes in videos and books are pretty gritty as well.


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