The two friends Ali and Hassan (age 12 and 13) dream about a life as gangsters.
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Özlem Saglanmak ...
 Ali (24 episodes, 2007)
Hadi Ka-Koush ...
 Hassan (24 episodes, 2007)
Esben Pretzmann ...
 Morten (24 episodes, 2007)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe ...
 Louise (24 episodes, 2007)
Louise Hart ...
 Dilan (24 episodes, 2007)
Vibeke Dueholm ...
 Dennis (24 episodes, 2007)
Farshad Kholghi ...
 Abu Babu (24 episodes, 2007)
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 Hanne (24 episodes, 2007)
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 Skolelægen (24 episodes, 2007)
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 Lille Knud (24 episodes, 2007)
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School boy Ali sees life as a simple choice: Either he becomes a gangster with attitude like his uncle Tupac Shakur, or he is destined to live in a gay marriage with his best friend Hassan. Ali's quest to gain a reputation is disturbed by eternally depressed school librarian Morten, Hanne the headmaster, the local pusher Dennis and a bitchy girl gang known as Crazy Girls. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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The series sparked public debate over its use of foul language and allegedly stereotypical portrayal of minorities. Some felt that it was especially unsuited for children, who watched it avidly despite it not being a children's show. See more »

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Referenced in Gintberg på kanten: Gellerupparken (2011) See more »

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A hug for Osama
21 February 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

In the dysfunctional city of Yallahrup Færgeby (Port Wog) lives a boy named Ali. Ali is 12 years old and going through severe hardship. He has an ambition of becoming the gangster thug of the town, but it's not easy since he is yet to enter puberty and his best friend, Hassan, has a crush on him and that really isn't very gangsterish.

Eventually, Ali turns to Abu Babu, local town terrorist, who promises Ali 72 randy virgins, much to Ali's satisfaction. However, Ali later learns that it requires a suicide and he backs out since he figures virgins are no good if he's dead and being dead is not very gangsterish unless you are 2pac.

In school, Ali is constantly subjected to the absurd and arrogant behavior of headmaster Hanne, a declared feminist, as well as Morten, a spineless man, working as the librarian of the school. Morten is assigned to teach Ali about freedom of speech, which Ali uses to slander and insult people around him. Hanne wants to arrange a Saint Lucia march, but when she realizes that 6 of the students in the marching class are non-white, she quickly concludes that they are unsuitable as Lucia characters and she orders them to dress up as chocolate cookies and join the march. Strange, yet hilariously fun.

Through 24 episodes, we follow Ali and his companions in their ambitions to seize power in Yallahrup, but nobody seems to notice. The humor is this series is crude and without restraint and stereotypes are taken to absurd lengths, which might offend you if you are a bit rigorous by design. For the rest of us, it is a giddy and witty Christmas calendar that mocks Danes and immigrants equally, much to the amusement of the audience.

Great calendar guaranteed to make you chuckle repeatedly.


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