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Angels in Fast Motion (2005)

Nordkraft (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 4 March 2005 (Denmark)
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
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Allan
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Farshad Kholghi ...
Hossein
Thomas L. Corneliussen ...
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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Many of the scenes in this movie was shot using a "doggy-cam" which is a reversed steadicam that is attached to the actors to create that very special effect while they are moving/running. A similar device was also used in Requiem for a Dream (2000). 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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Connections

Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #1.7 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep Will Come
Written by Andersen, Aaskoven, Seitzmayor, Anderson & Jacobsen
Performed by Bliss
From the album "Quiet Letters"
Music for dreams 2004
EMI-Casadida Music Publishing 2004
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Great characters
11 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

By that, I don't mean Maria, Allan and Steso (Thomas) who were meant to be the three main characters. I mean Maria, Allan and Hossein. All the way through, I was hoping for Steso to get more interesting or more involved in the slowly interconnecting story. At the same time, I was straining to learn more about Hossein, the Persian war veteran with enough self-esteem to share.

As an English-speaker, I could not help compare this film with *Trainspotting*. It is a very 'f*** life' philosophy and comments more than once on the bourgeois and their habits.

I also could not help but compare the camera-work with that of *Requeim for a Dream*. David Stratton would hate it: rushy and giddy - but I like that sort of thing. There was no stop-motion that I remember.

I did like the sound-track, but I may be biased because the lyrics were often in English.


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