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Adam's Apples (2005)

Adams æbler (original title)
A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adam Pedersen
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Ivan
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Gunnar
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Sarah Svendsen
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Khalid
Ole Thestrup ...
Dr. Kolberg
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Holger
Gyrd Løfquist ...
Poul Nordkap
Lars Ranthe ...
Peter Reichhardt ...
Nalle
Tomas Villum Jensen ...
Arne
Peter Lambert ...
Jørgen
Solvej K. Christensen ...
Pige på tankstation
Rasmus Rise ...
Ung fyr på tankstation #1 (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Jacob-Ole Remming ...
Ung fyr på tankstation #2 (as Jacob Ole Remming)
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Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Én ulykke kommer sjældent alene [Scandinavian saying equivalent of: When it rains, it pours]

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to the making of-featurette on the DVD, the scene with the crows eating apples was planned to be computer-generated, until a few Czechs showed up with four boxes of real life trained crows, and in the end everything worked out fine for a minimum of cost. See more »

Quotes

[Khalid shoots Jørgen]
Adam Pedersen: What the hell are you doing?
Khalid: I got stressed! You saw him, yourself! He came at me with his knee! His sociopathic knee!
Jørgen: You shot me!
Khalid: Yeah, there's alot of witnesses! It's not the first time he does it!
Jørgen: You shot me!
Khalid: I said I'm sorry, you fat bastard! Now, shut the fuck up! What do you wanna do? Argue about it?
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Connections

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb (as Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)
Performed by Take That
© BMG Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB
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A wonderful movie, strong and constantly surprising!
2 October 2005 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Having seen all these actors in earlier flicks I thought I knew what I had in store. I was wrong. I laughed like silly where one shouldn't laugh and enjoyed the movie immensely. It is set in a typical Danish village but there is nothing typical about the inhabitants. The priest has a way with people which even the Bee Gees can't dilute. The doctor has this wonderful Danish dialect which all you non-Danish speaking people will miss out on, but still he will be very funny to you all. It's hard to compare this film to any other, but maybe it owes something to "They Eat Dogs in China". And who would have thought that "A Half Kennedy" is a medical term? If you are only going to see one Nordic movie this decade, don't miss out on this one!


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