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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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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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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) (12 December 2004)

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$2,483 (USA) (12 December 2004)
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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

Ewig war ich
from "Siegfried"
Written by Richard Wagner (as Ricard Wagner)
Sonoton Music GmbH
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A story about two guys, trying to cut it, in the cruel business world
11 November 2005 | by (Hoerning, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is actually a brilliant movie. The story is grotesque, but the actors are brilliant. Especially the performance of Mads Mikkelsen as Svend, is magnificent. It's a simple story about two guys with an urge to make it on their own, but it unfolds to a strange and absurd story, with a lot of people accidentally getting killed and served up as chicken steaks. If only more people understood danish... This could be a great candidate for an English version. It is also worth mentioning Ole Thestrup, who always delivers that extra twist to the plot, with his slightly mad character Holger. I can only recommend this movie to the danish audience. Also take a look at Adams Æbler (2005), a movie by Anders Thomas Jensen, also with Mads Mikkelsen accompanied by a well playing Ulrich Thomsen.


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