Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.
Marius Sonne Janischefska,
Stine Holm Joensen
Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.
Boxing trainer Claus works a second job as a collector for loan shark Holger in order to pay off his own debts. He is assisted by Igor, a 'Jaws'-like tough guy. Trouble arises when Claus falls in love with hot-tempered Laura.
Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen,
Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »
At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen,
Kriss lives at a mental institution, where he spends all day watching an old black-and-white film called "Rene hjerter". One day he and his friend, Willy, escapes the institution to find the star of "Rene hjerter", Ulla Vilstrup.
Kalle, who is studying at the university, and his friend Agger eventually loses some hash that originally belongs to Paten (Abbreviation for "psykopaten", "the psychopath"). However, ... See full summary »
Lene Maria Christensen,
"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
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 »
If you don't stop shooting up, Thomas, you'll die.
No, I don't. I won't die. The drugs are keeping me alive.
You need to take a break, or you'll die.
You're my break. It's you.
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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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