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Blinkende lygter (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 November 2000 (Denmark)
Four small-time 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... See full summary »

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Four small-time 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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Flickering Lights  »

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Trivia

Helle Virkner who plays Stefan's aunt, also played in Matador (1978), the TV series the guys are watching. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Peter: It smells like rotten ass in here! I need some coke!
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References Dynasty (1981) See more »

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I'll Be Gone
Written by Peter Vesth and Jerry Vandiver
Performed by Peter Vesth and Sylvia Hutton
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19 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this film, but I agree that the American subtitles are dreadful. I can understand a bit of Danish and I was watching it with a Danish speaker, so that helped, but actually the timing of the subtitles ruined half the jokes entirely. And if you're not American or Danish then the cultural references in the subtitles are completely baffling.

For reference: -"Disney Land" is used to translate "Tivoli", a very old and beautiful theme park in central Copenhagen. -"Six flags" is used to translate "Bakken", another old, but more down market theme park just outside Copenhagen. -"Canucks" is apparently a derogatory term for Canadians. It is used here to translate "Svenskere" (Swedes). -"Newport", apparently a port town in Rhode Island, is used to translate "Fredericia", another port town, but in eastern Jylland (Jutland).


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