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Bread and Circus (2003)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Video 1 June 2012
One man's courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Boullet ...
Oliver
Miriam Johansson ...
Miriam Johnsen / Mother Earth
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The Normal One / Post 2 / Voice in speaker / Voice of Monks / Goat chewing
Magne Jahrestein ...
The King
Silje Andresen ...
The Princess (as Silje Andreasen)
Benjamin Rørstad ...
Post 1 / First appearing monk
Lars Torp ...
The fugitive - Old / Third appearing monk
Lars Erik Ringstad Nordrum ...
The fugitive - Young
Lise Løke ...
Second appearing monk / Girl going into anus
Hilde Løke ...
Woman in radioroom / Voice of Mother Earth
Fredrik Løke ...
Exposed monk
Frank Løke ...
Sleepy guard / A dreg of society
Eivind Pedersen ...
Butler
Andre Iversen ...
Guard 1 in front of King
Vegar Bakke ...
Guard 2 in front of King
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Storyline

In a kingdom, a man is born as a child to Mother Earth. He's checked for normality, confirmed normal, and is let into the system. The man gets old, and the system has no use for him. So he's brought out to be executed. The man gets flashbacks, and understands what his life has been. So he hammers out a message on a piece of stone, for coming generations. Later, a couple finds the message, and journeys out to put an end to the oppressive system. Written by Daniel Loke

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1 June 2012 (Norway)  »

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Brød & Sirkus  »

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NOK 600,000 (estimated)
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All the audio including the actors' dialogue was recorded later in a homemade recording studio. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Tango Goes Symphony - Miss Mendacity
Written by Peter Breiner and Jan Strasser
Copyright Naxos
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Realism, sure - real surrealism!
10 September 2004 | by (Perstorp, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Bread and circus was a fun surprise. It reminded me of when I saw Bad taste (1987) for the first time some 15-16 years ago. It doesn't really have all the qualities of Peter Jackson's masterpiece, but it sure has qualities enough to make it worthwhile looking up a copy.

The story is about how to avoid becoming a grey salary-man that fits in perfectly in the system from birth. In the future, everybody who is opposing, ugly, violent or just "strange" will be executed. Our hero runs away from his death squad, gets caught but leaves a message on a rune stone which is read two years later by a couple that immediately continues his struggle for liberty.

Sort of.

In between we get to enjoy an Ilsa-like female officer who rapes a lazy security post (the director, Martin Løke, himself) before she cuts his throat (the very same guy who had a bottle of beer stuck up his anus). We also get to see a man get his head smashed in with a hammer, another one gets his head sliced in two with a machete and so on. The gore'n'guts are all quite well down, very Pythonesque, just like in Peter Jackson's early movies. (6/10)


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