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Scratch (2003)

Bagland (original title)
A story of young love and early life choices.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicolas Dufour ...
Kenny
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Sami
Sofie Helqvist ...
Anja
Marco Grimnitz ...
Thomas
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Milles mor
Paw Henriksen ...
Dennis
Lars Ranthe ...
Claus
Julie Carlsen ...
Remee ...
Jamal (as Mikkel Remee Sigvardt)
Henrik Noël Olesen ...
John (as Henrik Noel Olesen)
Joel Hyrland ...
Jojo - Bandmedlem
David Boyd ...
Dee - Bandmedlem
Søren Lenander ...
Lagermand 1
Omar Shargawi ...
Lagermand 2
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After an argument with her alcoholic mother, the teenager Mille Laursen moves to the room of her boyfriend Kenny in a hostel where she befriends the rapper Sami. Mille works in a bakery with Anja, who also lives in the same hostel, and Kenny is a punk that spends the day plying video game, drinking beer and selling drugs. Soon Mille and Kenny move to an apartment and Mille wants to buy new furniture, but the couple does not have credit to buy it at the store. Meanwhile Kenny becomes more aggressive and Mille gets closer to Sami that invites her to go to the studio for the rehearsal with his band. They have a love affair while Kenny seeks out the dangerous John to deal furniture with him to please Mille. Now Mille is involved in a triangle of love and she realizes that she needs to make a choice between her two lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Bad but Good
6 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie wasn't absolutly brilliant, and wasn't too gripping.

However, even though it wasn't the best movie i'd ever seen, i quite enjoyed it. I thought it was good because of: A) The cinematography B) because it addressed quite a lot of issues about teen problems

It was also interesting because I love seeing foreign films and looking at different cultures. I went to see the film as part of a film festival where I live, it was the first film to be screened.

It got me hooked in the first 5 mins, but I kinda lost my attention after a bit. There was no real story, or buildup, but the characters were very believable, which made up for the lack of major story.

The way it was filmed also made up for the lack of plot. I loved the camera work, it was almost like watching a day in the life of Millie, like she was a real person.

The ending to the film was quite sudden, but had a nice lead into the credits.

The only confusion I had was why the film was named "Scratch" (Danish=Bagland, translated to Scratch in English).

The film is probably most appealing to teenagers who have had problems (thats all of us right??) but problems in the specific areas of say sex/drug abuse/violence.


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