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The Green Butchers (2003)
"De grønne slagtere" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 March 2003 (Denmark)
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Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »

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Bjarne / Eigil
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Line Kruse ...
Astrid
Ole Thestrup ...
Holger
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Tina
Aksel Erhardtsen ...
Pastor Villumsen (as Aksel Erhardsen)
Lily Weiding ...
Fru Juhl
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Hus Hans
Camilla Bendix ...
Beate
Elsebeth Steentoft ...
Ingrid Grith
Kjeld Nørgaard ...
Leif Larsen (as Keld Nørgaard)
Peter Reichhardt ...
Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Kristian Halken ...
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Lars Ranthe ...
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Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty decision leads to another and soon the business thrives. In the meantime, Bjarne has to deal with his twin brother who has been in coma for years following a gruesome car accident. Written by Piotr Zembrowski

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You never forget the taste of human flesh See more »

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Rated R for language, disturbing images and drug use | See all certifications »

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21 March 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Les bouchers verts  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,483 (USA) (10 December 2004)

Gross:

$2,483 (USA) (10 December 2004)
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Holger: You'll never get behind counter, Svend. You know why? You sweat too much. Svend Swet.
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Excellent film that I can't write enough good stuff about it
6 May 2006 | by (Bournemouth, UK) – See all my reviews

Not entirely sure how I stumbled upon this movie, but I'm so glad I did. Initially, we were put off by the fact that it was subtitled, but even my dyslexic brother who hates to read (especially at the weekend) enjoyed this film. I found the script fantastic and the way it was delivered in such a dead-pan manner only added to the puddles of pee on my sofa. Not entirely sure whether it's quite so funny to the native Danish as the comedy seems to be enhanced by the tonelessness of the subtitles and the ambiguity of the translation. I haven't watched many Danish films (or any for that matter), but judging by this film I'm guessing they're not constrained by the same political correctness as elsewhere (gawd bless 'em) making the character of Eigel a breath of fresh air, because let's face it special needs are funny. There are so many great one-liners in this film it puts American sitcoms to shame.


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