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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)
"I Kina spiser de hunde" (original title)

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Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures.

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Hanne
Line Kruse ...
Astrid
Brian Patterson ...
Vuk
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Henning (as Søren Sætter Lassen)
Lester Wiese ...
Richard
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Zarko Labovic ...
Onkel (Uncle)
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Arvid is a regular bank clerk, whose life changes radically when he knocks out the bank robber Franz with his squash racket. A few days later Franz's wife visits him lamenting that she needed the swag for an IVF. To obtain the money Arvid and his criminal brother Harald plan a thievery, which ends bloodily and drags them into real trouble. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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10 September 1999 (Denmark)  »

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$1,520,625 (Denmark) (24 December 1999)
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Richard: [Richard just found out that bartender is a Devil] Dammit, I should've known... you little devil you... but I haven't seen you before!
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Laughed my ass off
7 July 2002 | by (North by Northwest) – See all my reviews

I am always a bit shy when it comes to laughing out loud, especially when i'm alone, but this movie has almost therapeutical qualities. In the beginning i was a bit astonished about the sheer and unexpected brutality that occurs quite sudden after a very soft entry. But pretty soon i realised the twinkling in the author's eye, and i started to laugh 'til i almost fainted. The dialogues are captivating, the characters convincingly weird and Arvid's decline follows some unforgettable kind of crude and funny "inevitabilism". This is the funniest actioncomedy i've seen for years. Refreshingly different, astoundingly perfect. A true recommendation not only for friends of the genre. I will buy it on Video or DVD, my highest private ranking.


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