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In China They Eat Dogs (1999) More at IMDbPro »I Kina spiser de hunde (original title)

In China They Eat Dogs -- The first ever Danish black comedy gangster film. A rip-roaring tall tale packed with armed robbery, explosives and sudden death, all perpetrated with the best intentions!


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Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 1999 (Denmark) See more »
Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nice and individual Pulp Movie from the North See more (41 total) »


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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)

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 Højmark .... special effects coordinator: Dansk Special Effekt Service (as Hummer Høimark)
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
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)
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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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Continuity: The alarm clock in the opening sequence shows 6:45 am and a while later, it starts beeping but still shows 6:45 am.See more »
Harald:[after shooting Franz] Shut up.See more »


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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Nice and individual Pulp Movie from the North, 14 October 2004
Author: Jack Hoover from Cologne, Germany

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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