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6 August 1999 (Denmark) See more »
Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kim Bodnia ... Leo

Mads Mikkelsen ... Lenny
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Louise

Liv Corfixen ... Lea
Levino Jensen ... Louis

Zlatko Buric ... Kitjo
Claus Flygare ... Joe
Ole Abildgaard ... Videobutik Kunde
Gordana Radosavljevic ... Mika
Marko Zecewic ... Marko
Dusan Zecewic ... Dusan
John Barimani ... Kioskejer
Ramadan Huseini ... Ven i Kiosk
Karsten Schrøder ... Røde
Sven Erik Eskeland Larsen ... Svend
Troels Richter Knudsen ... Troels
Søren Vestergaard ... Søren
Ivan Jovanicic ... Ivan
Daniel Mortensen ... Danny
Sebastian Sandbeck ... Seb
Perry Christensen ... Ussel Mand
Leif Nørreballe ... Antikvariatsekspedient
Charlotte Fuchs ... Pige i Grillbar

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

Produced by
Henrik Danstrup .... producer
Thomas Falck .... producer
Nicolas Winding Refn .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Peter 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
Film Editing by
Anne Østerud 
Production Design by
Peter De Neergaard 
Costume Design by
Loa Miller 
Makeup Department
Louise Bruun .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mette Hesthaven .... unit production manager
Christel C.D. Karlsen .... production manager (as Christel C.D. Hansen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mette Hesthaven .... assistant director
Art Department
Morten Isbrand .... property master
Peter Mejer Johansen .... props
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound re-recording mixer
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... sound re-recording mixer (as Søren Bjerregaard-Ryan)
Pelle Folmer .... sound assistant
Mikkel Groos .... sound assistant (as Mikkel Groos Pedersen)
Svenn Jakobsen .... production sound mixer
Svenn Jakobsen .... sound designer
Christian Lørup .... sound assistant
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Mick Raaschou .... sound editor
Mick Raaschou .... sound: "b" camera unit
Special Effects by
Hummer Højmark .... special effects (as Hummer Høimark)
Lars Kolding Andersen .... special effects (as Lars Andersen)
Kim Blidorf .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Stig Günther .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Marlow .... gaffer
Casper Sejersen .... still photographer
Emil Sparre-Ulrich .... lighting technician
Music Department
Mads Heldtberg .... musician
Other crew
Sedsel Andersen .... script supervisor
Philip Dessau .... runner
Asger Gad .... runner
Camilla Hjersing .... runner

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Other than Kitjo, all the main character's names begin with "L".See more »
Continuity: In the beginning, the TV set changes between a movie and a test image between shots.See more »
Leo:Have you seen this one?
Leo:[Pulls a gun]
Lenny:Is it real?
Lenny:No, it's not...
Leo:Hold it. Real. It is loaded. With sharp rounds.
Lenny:Is there something in it?
Lenny:What are you going to do with it?
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Movie Connections:
References Wild at Heart (1990)See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Forget all that Dogme-hype cuz this one blows'em away!!, 5 June 1999
Author: Jens Kofoed-Pihl from Copenhagen, Denmark

The director's debut, "Pusher", was an excellent tribute to American Cinema (Abel Ferrara, Scorsese) and a portrait of the drugworld of Copenhagen but "Bleeder" is much more personal, mature and grim film. The story deals with the relationship of four friends (& B-filmfanatics); a videostoreowner, his helper, a soon-be-a-dad and his girl's violent brother. Things gets complicated between the last two when the guy starts beatin' his pregnant girl and the brother's threatin' to retaliate. When the girl loses her unborn baby after a beatin' things get VERY ugly! There's no real reason for the violence which makes the mood of the movie extremely creepy. The characters and dialogue are very believable and impossible to forget. The few (very) violent scenes are so unexpected that you'll jump in seat. The film are also filled with nods to exploitation cinema (clip from Lustig's "Maniac" & "Vigilante", "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" etc.). It's made on a low budget but is beautifully filmed (and acted) with a great glampunk soundtrack. "Bleeder" is a movie that gets under your skin for days so check out this masterpiece.

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