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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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Arvid
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Tomas Villum Jensen ...
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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Bartender
Lasse Lunderskov ...
Jørgen
Preben Harris ...
Slavko Labovic ...
Zarko Labovic ...
Onkel (Uncle)
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Storyline

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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In China They Eat Dogs  »

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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 »

Quotes

Harald: [after accidently blowing up Vuk] Maybe you're right, lets use less explosives the next time. Okay, find Vuk and we're off.
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Guilty pleasure.
22 October 2001 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Hit action comedy from celebrated writer Anders Thomas Jensen and director (and former stuntman) Lasse Spang Olsen. Put-upon Arvid is left by his girlfriend, and when he manages to foil a bank robbery with a squash racket, his life goes from bad to worse, getting involved with hardened criminal brother Harald (the excellent Kim Bodnia, tough and hilariously deadpan). Perhaps the highest body count of a Danish movie ever (Arvid accidentally wastes entire rockband Red Warszawa with a machine gun), film suffers from occasional amateurish stunts, but is peppered with Jensen´s terrific dialogue, and a what-me-worry approach that is very rare among Danish filmmakers. Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Tomas Villum Jensen make a great comedic duo as the reluctant body disposers, who just want to be cooks. Framed by a strange supernatural story that is so politically incorrect that you can´t help but laugh out loud. *** (of ****)


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