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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 ...
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Ole Thestrup ...
Holger
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Tina
Aksel Erhardtsen ...
Pastor Villumsen (as Aksel Erhardsen)
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Beate
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Kjeld Nørgaard ...
Leif Larsen (as Keld Nørgaard)
Peter Reichhardt ...
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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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21 March 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Les bouchers verts  »

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

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$2,483 (USA) (10 December 2004)
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Svend: [the workers are hanging up a sign] No. It's crooked again. Are you really unable to see that?
Håndværker: Give me a break. It looks fine
Svend: Fine? Is fine okay? I don't think so... let me tell you, you can't drink 19 beers and then judge whether something is straight, I tell you that! Now do it over!
Bjarne: [Bjarne comes out of the car] It's nice and straight now, huh? It looks fine.
Håndværker: Thank you.
Svend: Yeah... Now it's okay. Secure it properly.
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Lol Hilarious!
26 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so I'm not usually one that runs out and rents foreign movies...especially foreign dark comedies. I think I can count on one hand the number of films that I found genuinely hilarious from beginning to end. This movie will be added to the short list. Even dark comedies right out of Hollywood sometimes turn me off because they require an incredibly dry sense of humor. But this one had my eyes welling up with tears. My sides hurt. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. This movie was recommended by my mother and I don't think I would have even dreamed of watching it had she not raved about it. Don't be afraid of having to read during your movie - you'll miss out on a hilariously well-acted flick.


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