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Nordkraft (2005)

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 Køhnke ...
Frank
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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Anders Matthesen was Ole Christian Madsen's first choice for Allan, having been greatly impressed by his performance in Jul på Vesterbro (2003). See more »

Quotes

Tilde: Hi, Thomas. It's so good to see you. How are you?
Steso: How I am? I'm okay, and how are you? You're also okay. So everything is okay then. That's the ritual, Tilde. Are you okay?
Tilde: Actually I feel much better.
Steso: Give me a kiss then.
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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #1.7 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaguar Tornado
Written by Simon Beck
Performed by Viva Vertigo
From the album "Viva Viva"
Bad Afro Records 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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