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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
Rudi Köhnke ...
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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Trivia

Thure Lindhardt lost 9 kilos (18 pounds) for his role as Steso. See more »

Quotes

Hossein: In Persia they say that opium is good for anything. Good for the pain within. Very good super aspirin.
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Featured in Nordkraft - 'Fra bog til billede' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Disguised as the Truth
Composed by Jan Nissen, Martin Soelmark and Biljana Stojkoska
Performed by Amber
From the album "Putting All The Pieces Together"
Duck On The Walk 2004
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I'm not that impressed
18 October 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The fact the Nordkraft takes place far away from Copenhagen, but deals with typical big city issues, makes it somewhat interesting. The problem is that it just doesn't tell my why we are i Aalborg. With the title "Nordkraft", the scene is set for something different from a standard junkie movie. But that is exactly what we get, a standard junkie movie, nothing more, nothing less. The characters are stereotypes and doesn't bring anything new to the table. I like the choice of music in the movie, it works so far as emphasizing the moods in the scenes.

The actors deliver convincing performances, but again the is problems. There is no consistency in the use of dialects, and some of the characters actually gain dialects during the movie.

Being a danish movie, there is lots a nudity. Not overdone and generally good to look at.


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