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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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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: [a lightning goes down in the church, and burns the new oven] God damnit! It was all fresh!
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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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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Fantastic!
27 February 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This film is a masterpiece not less! Anders Thomas Jensen has refined his talent through his films, and with Adams Apples it is shining! I read a review of this film here at IMDb, that was written by some person complaining about use of same actors, actors playing the same roles as in former danish films, and by the same Anders Thomas Jensen. It is true that Anders has brought the best of his characters, lines and much more into his next films. At some level we all (sane people) build on our experiences. Some people like to appear as they invented gunpowder at all times, for some reason. Which is OK. But it is certainly OK to it Anders' way too. Any way, if it builds the right way. Watch the film! You will have a great experience! If you work with film, watch and learn! Petter Jahre, Norway.


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