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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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Peter
Peter Gantzler ...
Franz
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Hanne
Line Kruse ...
Astrid
Brian Patterson ...
Vuk
Søren Sætter-Lassen ...
Henning (as Søren Sætter Lassen)
Lester Wiese ...
Richard
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Lasse Lunderskov ...
Jørgen
Preben Harris ...
Slavko Labovic ...
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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When Harald and Arvid are in the car, the rear door on Harald's side switches from being locked to being unlocked a couple of times. See more »

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Harald: [after shooting Franz] Shut up.
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Nice and individual Pulp Movie from the North
14 October 2004 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

In my opinion one of the greatest pulp movies ever. The only thing that hurts during the first time watching the film is the first 30 or 40 Minutes you've got to survive (they are quite boring) but in the end and looked at it as a whole, everything fits perfectly together and will reward your patience. The most important factor that raises the rating is that the film is from Denmark and differs quite a lot from American pulp movies, that means the characters outer appearance, mentality and the locations the different scenes take place in create an 'European' atmosphere that in addition to a really cool and funny story gives this movie it's special and individual note. Watch it if you liked 'Snatch' or 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' by Guy Ritchie.


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