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Angels in Fast Motion (2005)
"Nordkraft" (original title)

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The intense, realistic and unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival in urban life, about drugs.

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Maria
Claus Riis Østergaard ...
Allan
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Farshad Kholghi ...
Hossein
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Asger (as Thomas Corneliussen)
Pernille Vallentin ...
Tilde (as Pernille Vallentin Brandt)
Signe Vaupel ...
Maja
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Frank (as Rudi Køhnke)
Maria Stenz ...
Marias mor
Finn Storgaard ...
Hans Jørgen
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Stesos far
Søs Egelind ...
Stesos mor
Stanislav Sevcik ...
Taber
Nils P. Munk ...
Aksel
Paw Henriksen ...
Rocker Kurt
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"Angels in Fast Motion", or "Nordkraft" to give it its original Danish title, follows the fate of three youthful people in their twenties, as they each fight a personal battle with drugs that weaves together three distinct storylines. The film is an, unflinching and brutal story of addiction in a cruel and depressive world, but with a little thought of hope and love through its core. It all takes place in the grey Aalborg as a striking backdrop and we get introduced for Maria, Allan and Steso. Maria (_Signe Egholm Olsen_) is a pusher frau, as she call herself, or a drugs trafficker. She lives with her dealer boyfriend Asger (_Thomas L. Corneliussen_), a former doorman whose education as a tattooist is financed by drugs, that Maria smuggles in from Copenhagen. But Asger is unable to give her the love and affection she needs, so all the time Maria is waiting--Waiting for love. Suddenly Maria does not want to make any more trips and that leads to the introduction of Hossein (_Farshad ... Written by Philip S. Christensen

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The first scene seen in the movie was shot in Pusherstreet in Christiania, Denmark, and was the first time anyone had ever been allowed to film there. It used to be impossible because of the great powers of the pushers, but Christiania and the pushers wanted some good publicity, because they'd just been cleared out, and they may have realized they were part of the outside world and not merely a closed system. See more »

Quotes

Tilde: If you don't stop shooting up, Thomas, you'll die.
Steso: No, I don't. I won't die. The drugs are keeping me alive.
Tilde: You need to take a break, or you'll die.
Steso: You're my break. It's you.
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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #1.7 (2005) See more »

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For Your Love
Written by Maya Albana
Performed by Maya Albana
From the album "God Bless Education"
Cope Records 2004
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A modern drug film set in Denmark
20 March 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Nordkraft is new in it's genre in Denmark. A story of people with a serious drug abuse problem and how they fight for their love. But it's not new it is genre for the rest of the world. Obvious to the viewer the director is inspired by such great films as "Requiem for a dream", "Trainspotting" and numinous others. The editing, extreme close-ups of eye pupils, the choice of music, the movement of camera and the idea of attaching the camera to the body "camera-to-face" while running, is similar to "Requiem for a dream". Despite the fact, that it is not a original in it's craftsmanship, the film is actually pretty well done. But maybe the success should belong to Jakob Ejersbo, the writer of the novel? It has a slow start, because it uses the first hour for introducing the characters. Which is a bit to long. But when the story finally kicks of, it's exciting and thrilling. The acting can sometimes be a bit pourly and over the top, but Claus Riis Østergaard as Allan levels it up.

All in all I think is a great film, but it would have been even better, if only the pace of the story in the beginning were faster and if it was shorten a bit. Enjoy.


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