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Director:
Writer:
Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 1999 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Kim Bodnia ... Harald

Dejan Cukic ... Arvid

Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Martin
Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Peter Gantzler ... Franz

Trine Dyrholm ... Hanne
Line Kruse ... Astrid
Brian Patterson ... Vuk
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Henning (as Søren Sætter Lassen)
Lester Wiese ... Richard

Jesper Christensen ... Bartender
Lasse Lunderskov ... Jørgen
Preben Harris ... Erling
Slavko Labovic ... Ratko
Zarko Labovic ... Onkel (Uncle)
Vasilije Bojicic ... Onkel (Uncle)
Vojkan Fatic ... Onkel (Uncle)
Nikola Labovic ... Onkel (Uncle)
Milutin Garevic ... Onkel (Uncle)
Anna-Britt Mathiasen ... Gunna (as Anna Britt Mathiassen)
Martin Spang Olsen ... Preben
Red Warszawa ... Rockband (Rock band)
Niels Brinch ... Interviewer
Emil Øigaard ... Vagt 1 (Guard 1)
Erik Holmey ... Vagt 2 (Guard 2)
B.S. Christiansen ... Betjent 1 (Police officer 1)
Jonas Schmidt ... Betjent 2 (Police officer 2)
Jesper Find ... Astrids nabo (Astrid's neighbour)
Christina Birksø ... Ung pige i bank (Young girl in bank)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanja Bajicic ... Onkel (Uncle)
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Directed by
Lasse Spang Olsen 
 
Writing credits
Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Brask .... executive producer
Steen Herdel .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Keller 
 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
 
Film Editing by
Lasse Spang Olsen 
 
Production Design by
Robert Grant 
 
Set Decoration by
Bent E. 
 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Laustsen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Elise Lund Larsen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Kroch .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacob Stig Olsson .... property master (as Jakob Stig Olsson)
Tobias Tømming .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rolf Auhagen .... dialogue editor
Benni Christiansen .... sound mixer
Brian Christiansen .... sound mixer
Morten Degnbol .... sound
Lars Lund .... sound assistant
Diresh Mirchandani .... sound editor
Clive Taylor .... sound designer: Power Post
 
Special Effects by
Kim Blidorf .... special effects runner (as Kim Petersen)
Hummer Høimark .... special effects coordinator: Dansk Special Effekt Service
Lars Kolding Andersen .... special effects technician
Ilja Jonbak Nielsen .... special effects assistant (as Ilja Jon Bak Nielsen)
 
Visual Effects by
Steen Lyders Hansen .... Inferno artist
Andreas Rostock .... Inferno artist
Martin Wells .... digital grader: Philips Spirit Datacine, The Warehouse A/S
 
Stunts
Michael Einspor .... stunt props: Einspor MC-produktion
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Steen Herdel .... stunts
Ole Jensen .... stunt props
Lasse Spang Olsen .... stunt coordinator
Lasse Spang Olsen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anders Askegaard .... still photographer
Jesper Find .... assistant camera
Hans Jacob Hansen .... lighting assistant
Thomas Neivelt .... lighting supervisor
Ricki Rasmussen .... clapper loader (as Ricki Bering Rasmussen)
Otto Stenov .... lighting supervisor
Jesper With .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eva Nauman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jesper Andersen .... post-production coordinator
Tómas Gislason .... teaser trailer editor
Christell Moe .... post-production coordinator: Digital Film Lab
Lasse Spang Olsen .... teaser trailer editor
 
Other crew
Mark Andersen .... runner
Pernille Thorup Andersen .... production assistant
Thomas Bue Schultz .... film recordist: The Warehouse
B.S. Christiansen .... weapons coordinator
Stine Monty Freddie .... script supervisor
Niels Frederik .... chef: Restaurant F
Lothar Friis .... weapons coordinator
Hans Ib Noe Hansen .... on-line technician
Martin Hansen .... production assistant
Camilla Hjersing .... runner
P.K. Jensen .... weapons coordinator
Mogens Kløvedal .... consultant: TV2
Jakob Larsen .... runner
Thomas Ravn .... location scout
Matthias Kromann Rode .... runner
Sille Rebekka Tikøb .... production assistant (as Sille Tikjøb)
 
Thanks
Tómas Gislason .... thanks
Søren Hvestendal .... thanks: Vejafdelingens Forvaltningskontor
Birger Møller Jensen .... thanks
Erik Klenum .... thanks: DS Industrien
Jan Krogsgård .... thanks
Per Falk Larsen .... thanks: Vejafdelingens Forvaltningskontor
Nikoline Hede Madsen .... thanks
Eddie Simonsen .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I Kina spiser de hunde" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Richard:Come with me, Arvid. You're going to heaven with me.
Arvid:Heaven? What about the rock musicians? I killed a whole rock band!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Morten og Peter vender tilbage (2002) (TV)See more »

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44 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
An awesome modern Danish movie, 7 August 1999
Author: Gnug315 from Copenhagen, Denmark

Reviewing a movie like this is a tough one, to say the least. The action takes place in inner-city Copenhagen, Denmark, and knowing the background culture and language of this location is a very large part of being able to fully appreciate this film.

The story starts out as a relatively normal one about a bank clerk who averts a bank robbery, mostly by chance, is interviewed on national telivision, yet somehow still manages to bore his girlfriend enough for her to dump him, all in the same day. It then takes a surreal twist as the wife of the now jailed bank robber barges into his apartment and gives him a guilt trip about why he couldn't just have let the bank robber take the money so she could get the expensive operation she needs for them to be able to have a much-wanted baby. The bank clerk is mightily confused by all this, and approaches his criminal brother with ideas of robbing one of the bank's cash-transport vehicles (in a rather special way) and helping the bank robber of of jail in order to reunite them and make things well again.

This is when one discovers the true nature of the film.

The bank clerk's brother is basically a complete psycho with his own very special right/wrong codex (at one point he tells us how in China it is ok to eat dogs, and that it's up to oneself what is right and wrong - hence the title). As things progress, it becomes clear the movie is quite un-serious, and it becomes very easy to just sit back and enjoy the bizarre and often twisted situations that arise.

Two young chain-smoking chefs working for the criminal brother deliver the much-needed comical relief, responding to the brother's orders of dumping yet another corpse out in the Danish marsh with lines like "But.. but we're just cooks"!

It is impossible to really do the movie justice with any form of narration. Much of the action would sound very disturbing if retold, but when seen along with the characters' expressions and in light of the whole movie, including the refreshingly unexpected ending, it is hard to take very seriously.

The dialogue of the movie, reminiscent of classics like Pulp Fiction and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is what really shines through. As the story unfolds and becomes more and more far-fetched, each line of dialogue becomes a stand-alone punchline in as of itself, leaving most audiences (at least the ones I've been with) roaring with laughter.

Kim Bodnia of "Nattevagten" (1994), "Pusher" (1996) and "Bleeder" (1999) fame delivers yet another stunning performance as the psycho criminal brother who puts his version of family values above anything else in life (including the lives of anybody else in his way) - just like the rivaling gang of ethnic heritage do in the film.

A must-see for anyone with an appreciation for twisted humor, especially if one is in a position to appreciate all the references to the background culture - though probably a bit hard to swallow for some (read: reserved) people.

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