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Flickering Lights (2000)
"Blinkende lygter" (original title)

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Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in ... See full summary »

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Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize, that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But they can't avoid being caught up by their past. Written by Volker Merl <volko@foni.net>

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De har altid været på flugt - nu løber de for livet.

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$2,881,123 (Denmark) (6 April 2001)
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Stefan (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is seen eating in almost all of his scenes. See more »

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Most of the film takes place in an old inn, which has not been in use for years. Yet electricity is readily available when Torkild brings a TV and a video. See more »

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Hanne: You're doint it all wrong, Torkild! HAHA!
Stefan: Hanne, please...
Hanne: No, don't, Stefan! He's doing it all wrong! HAHA!
Stefan: Hanne, leave him alone...
Hanne: No, just a second, Stefan. I've never seen anyone so lousy at blowing eggs! HAHAHA!
Torkild: [Punches her in the face] NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP, BITCH!
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Hollywood - Go Home!!!
22 April 2001 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have seen for a long time - and yet with a depth you would not expect from a movie like this. This bunch of criminal outcast with personal problems and skeletons in their childhood cupboards manage to form a true friendship and community far from the environment they are used to.

The movie is stacked with strong action and actors: Pilmark is over the top as raw, but yet soft gangleader, Mikkelsen as psycho-gunman, Thomsen as TV-drama-loving drug-addict and Lie-Kaas as the eternal snack-eating soft guy. Even the supporting cast does a good job - just to mention Thestrup as the weapon-crazy farmer and Helmuth as movie history's greatest alcoholic doctor - and do not forget Graaboel as Lie-Kaas annoying and "normal" girlfriend.

Funniest scene: shooting cows in the forest - my God, I was rolling on the floor of laughter.


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