Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Rikke Louise Andersson
Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen,
In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo (Zlatko Buric), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter's 25th birthday and his ... See full summary »
Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.
Marius Sonne Janischefska,
Stine Holm Joensen
A young couple rents a large, old flat in Copenhagen, and to afford to fix it, five other 20-somethings move in with them. The landlord, however, introduces a sixth tenant, Miriam, who is found dead the day after they have their first party in the flat, and nobody can remember a thing. This is the beginning of a mystery, including a shaman, a former polar expedition and something resembling a monster in the basement.
The series reminds me somehow of Lars von Trier's "Kingdom" series, with mostly hand-held camera, pale colours and several crossing conflicts developing throughout the series. It also resembles Nicolai Winding Refn's other works: the "Pusher"-triology, "Bleeder" and "Fear X" in that it focuses around relatively young Copenhagians whose destinies are not controlled by themselves.
The series surely has its moments, and leaves you wanting to see what happens next. As the series deals with the supernatural, there are of course plots which cannot be explained by reason alone. Still, some of the plots are too unrealistic even within the setting. Suspense is, however, a keyword. As such, I would give the series a strong 7 out of 10.
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