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De grønne slagtere (2003)

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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Cast

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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 ...
Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Lars Ranthe ...
Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Mikkel Vadsholt ...
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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Svend: Don't threaten me with that giraffe!
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Connections

Featured in De grønne slagtere - en virkelig god marinade (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Alene med en yndig pige
Written by Kai Normann Andersen and Børge Müller
Performed by Poul Reichhardt
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Scandinavia FTW.
5 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Taste this marinade' 'No' 'Smell the marinade' 'I smoke 20 joints a day. I wouldn't smell my hair if it was on fire'

This is the kind of humour you are up against with this movie and I love it. The Green Butchers is a wry, dark but well executed movie that doesn't act like a brash, puke 'em up, farty yank movie would with the same subject matter. Oh no sir. None of that old rubbish here. Scandinavia wins again and this time it's a Danish offering. Two butchers work for a man who is less than impressed by their efforts so they go it alone and open their own butchers shop to escape his scathing criticisms and earn some self respect. The opening doesn't go well. Then there is an accident. Then there is a modicum of success. Then there is a lot of success, But, because of this there has to be another accident to keep up with supply and demand. People disappear. But the meat is so good. Do you see where I'm going with this.? Not one spoiler will there be in this review. I gave this movie 9/10. Why not the full 10? I hear you ask. Nothing is perfect in this world that's why. But The Green Butchers comes mighty close in my humble opinion. Get it people and enjoy. Oh by the way CANNIBLISM is a part of this movie. Even if it is by default. =-)


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