Last Exit tells the story of Nigel, an English man, out on his luck arriving in Copenhagen to start a new life. All goes very dark when he falls for a beautiful working girl, Tanya, and he helplessly gets sucked into a nasty underworld.
An amazingly deft, shoestring-budget production that plumbs the depths of its dark themes with passionate, convincing performances, LAST EXIT is a gritty, sexy psychological thriller. Its antihero is Nigel, an incompetent criminal who flees his native England to Copenhagen in order to escape the loan sharks who are after him. He and his wife Maria shack up at a hotel, while each struggles separately with a drug problem. Maria manages to get a straight job, and Nigel gets a gig storing illegal goods for a local crime boss known as the President. Things heat up when Nigel falls for Tanya, a prostitute who works for the President, and their affair makes him ever more distant from Maria. The stage is set for a sex and violence-fueled descent into mayhem that remains intelligent throughout, as the plot twists and secrets are revealed. Maria gets pregnant and Nigel starts to snap, and the only sane one seems to be Jimmie, Nigel's existential pot dealer. Dark humor and a driving pop-rock ... Written by
The scenes shot with Nicholas Sherry in Christiania were all done very secretly as cameras are banned in certain parts of the alternative community. See more »
What do you know about reality?
The Scottish barmaid:
Well the reality I know is that talking to you is like licking piss off a nettle.
The Scottish barmaid:
you've got to loosen up, are you sure you won't have a drink with me later?
[she pulls a single baked bean from Nigel's hair]
And I'm married.
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Saw this movie at Weekend Of Fear; Film Festival at the Metropolis Cinema; Nuernberg.
I really enjoyed this low budget thriller from Denmark spoken with English dialogues! It was very stylish and atmospheric; with interesting images of life on the rough and seedy side of Copenhagen; all told with dark humor!!
Tha story has many funny; strange twists especially near the end; a bonus was the superb pop-rock soundtrack; overall it felt like a mixture of "Pusher" and "Slacker".
Check out this great little movie if you can; highly recommended!
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