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Release Date:
25 March 2010 (Denmark) See more »
Nogle gange vil fortiden ikke give slip (Sometimes the past won't let go)
Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gustav Fischer Kjærulff ... Martin
Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Lille Nick
Mads Broe Andersen ... Lillebror (as Mads Broe)

Jakob Cedergren ... Nick
Peter Plaugborg ... Martins far
Patricia Schumann ... Sofie
Morten Rose ... Ivan
Henrik Strube ... Jimmy Gule
Helene Reingaard Neumann ... Mona

Dar Salim ... Goran
Esther Hancock ... Nabokonen Vørle
Henrik Petersen ... Forsvareren
Lisbeth H. Pedersen ... Sagsbehandler (as Lisbeth Holm Pedersen)
Elias Ehlers ... Carsten
Sebastian ... Baby
Gustav ... Baby
Mei Oulund ... Drengenes mor (as Mei Oulund Ipsen)
Kristian Kirk Østergaard ... Tobias (as Christian Kirk Østergaard)
Bent Kaiser ... Bent
Per Pedersen ... Håndværkeren (as Per 'P' Petersen)
Ragna Malmquist ... Lizzy Holm
Jens Bo Jørgensen ... Junkie
Lisbeth Nielsen ... Junkie
Kate Kjølbye ... Ana
Sune Kofoed ... Pædagog
Wandee Pedersen ... Ældre thaikvinde (as Wandee 'Didi' Pedersen)
Salukjit Tuppasutti ... Yngre thaikvinde (as Salikjit 'Joy' Tuppasutti)
Daniel Nielsen ... Somalier
Sol Quito ... Numse
Kristian Greiff ... Transportmand
Max Andersen ... NV dreng
Kennie Winther ... NV dreng
Jacob A. Lund ... NV dreng
Morten Holst G. Nielsen ... NV dreng
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devran Orhan ... Indsat

Finn Bergh ... Fængselsbetjent (uncredited)
Johanna Brüel ... Mother with pram (uncredited)

Rasmus Elton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Rikke Hørlykke ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joachim B. Olsen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hans Pilgaard ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Vinterberg 
Writing credits
Jonas T. Bengtsson (novel)

Tobias Lindholm (screenplay) &
Thomas Vinterberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Bo Ehrhardt .... executive producer
Birgitte Hald .... executive producer
Morten Kaufmann .... producer
Original Music by
Kristian Eidnes Andersen 
Thomas Blachman 
Cinematography by
Charlotte Bruus Christensen 
Film Editing by
Andri Steinn 
Valdís Óskarsdóttir  (as Valdis Oskarsdottir)
Casting by
Rie Hedegaard 
Production Design by
Torben Stig Nielsen 
Costume Design by
Margrethe Rasmussen 
Makeup Department
Bjørg Serup .... makeup & hair designer
Production Management
Mette Høst Hansen .... post-production coordinator
Mette Høst Hansen .... post-production manager
Gitte Wahl .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacob Lundgaard Andersen .... second assistant director
Hanna Nilsson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rasmus Balslev-Olesen .... set dresser
Tobias Niemann Brix .... assistant props
Trine Gram .... props
Mikkel Opstrup .... assistant props
Morten Skytte .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... supervising sound editor
Christian Lund .... assistant supervising sound editor (as Christian H. Lund)
Christian Lund .... sound (as Christian H. Lund)
Kasper Munck-Hansen .... boom operator
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Kristoffer Salting .... sound assistant
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator (uncredited)
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Holm .... visual effects supervisor
Christian Schwanenflügel .... conformist
Thomas Therchilsen .... digital colourist
Martin Madsen .... visual effects (uncredited)
Alexander Marthin .... visual effects (uncredited)
Dennis Albrethsen .... stunt coordinator (as Dennis Albrehtsen)
Stig Günther .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Scott M. Helgert .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Per Arnesen .... still photographer
Tue Bengtsson .... lighting assistant
Søren Berthelin .... first assistant camera
Jakob Bonfils .... grip equipment
Andy Cole .... gaffer
Mikkel Find .... clapper loader
Edvard Friis-Moeller .... steadicam (as Edvard Friis-Møller)
Jonathan Go-Matsushima Rasmussen .... best boy
Allan Køldal .... lighting assistant (as Allan Rune Køldal)
Mark Mavrinac .... key grip
Henry Williams .... key grip
Marcel Zyskind .... additional camera operator
Casting Department
Jens Næsland .... extras casting
Jette Termann .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Signe Sejlund .... costume assistance
Rikke Simonsen .... costume assistance
Editorial Department
Kenneth Laugaard Andersen .... first assistant editor (as Kenneth Laugaard)
Anders Bloch-Rose .... arri scan operator
Simon Borch .... trailer editor
Ejvind Bording .... color timer
Thomas Caspersen .... dailies
Dan Loghin .... assistant editor
Jakob Schaumburg .... editing facilities: edithouse
Jakob Schaumburg .... technical support
Ivan Schmidt .... technical supervisor
Per Sidor .... digital intermediate
Anders Bramsen .... viral video editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Christoffer Harding .... location manager
Christoffer Harding .... location researcher
Rasmus Rise .... location manager: replacement (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Rasmus Rise .... location researcher: replacement (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Music Department
Københavns Drengekor .... choir
Katrine Gislinge .... musician: piano
Mikkel Maltha .... music consultant
Kim Nandfred .... choir director
Kristian Nyholm .... music coordinator
Davide Rossi .... musician: additional improvisations
Davide Rossi .... musician: violin
Other crew
Annika Appelin .... continuity
Lili Badawi .... production special force
Nis Bertelsen .... production special force (as Nis Berthelsen)
Emil A. Boserup .... production special force
Lina Bach Christensenh .... production coordinator (as Lina Bach)
Marinela Dekic .... coach: serbian dialect
Aske Døssing .... production special force
Mette De Hammer Gudme .... coach: thai
Per Krogh .... runner
Lise Krogsgaard .... production accountant
Jakob Langkjær .... assistant to producers
Jakob Langkjær .... production assistant
Michael E.N. Larsen .... translator: screenplay
Marianna Schmidt Møller .... major help
Jon E. Nyholm .... production special force
Jens Næsland .... extras coordinator
Thomas Olsen .... consultant: drugs
Steffen Pedersen .... consultant: drugs
Marir P. Petersen .... production special force
Pernille Norén Rasmussen .... production accountant
Janus Schumacher .... assistant to producers
Janus Schumacher .... production assistant
Katja Lykke Søriis .... intern
Jette Termann .... coach: child actors
Claus Thobo-Carlsen .... ubiquitous
Line T. Tresselt .... production special force
Birk Voss .... production special force
Jørgen Worm .... doctor
Jordan Savel .... marketing manager (uncredited)
Caroline Blanco .... special thanks
Ida Bundvig .... special thanks
Therese Fabricius .... special thanks
Ditte Falkenberg .... thanks
Peter Flinth .... the director thanks (as Peter Flindt)
Per Fly .... the director thanks
Jeppe G. Gram .... special thanks
Christian Kirk Muff .... special thanks
Thomas Bo Larsen .... the director thanks
Kristian Levring .... the director thanks
Lasse Lindholm .... special thanks
Knud Lysgaard .... special thanks (as Knud Lysgård)
Lene Pia Madsen .... special thanks
Michael Steenhof Madsen .... thanks
Ole Christian Madsen .... the director thanks
Paul Mitchell .... special thanks
Helene Reingaard Neumann .... the director thanks
Per Neumann .... the director thanks
Michael Noer .... special thanks
Mikael Olsen .... special thanks
Lena Paaske .... special thanks
Caroline Reichhardt .... the director thanks
Anders Rhedin .... special thanks
Kim Rømer .... the director thanks
Charles Steel .... the director thanks
Karen Thomsen .... special thanks (as Karen Boel Thomsen)
Kim Vejlø .... special thanks
Jens Villebro .... thanks
Ida Vinterberg .... the director thanks
Nanna Vinterberg .... the director thanks (as Nanna)
Bart Walker .... the director thanks
Joakim Zacko Weyland .... the director thanks
Gunnar Wille .... special thanks

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105 min | Denmark:100 min
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Submarino is the name of a common torture method among the world's prisons, the prisoner is hanged upside down with the head inside a recipient full of water, feces, urine among other things. The movie takes this as a metaphor because all the characters are sunk into violence, alcoholism, drug addiction and twisted sex and, in those situations, is very difficult to breathe.See more »
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining but depressing stories with two brothers in problematic circumstances, 1 November 2010
Author: JvH48 from Amersfoort, The Netherlands

We see two separate but continuously interleaving stories of two brothers, each trying to cope with their daily lives, overall providing for a pessimistic view on their lives, riddled with drugs, violence, alcohol, bad housing circumstances, but at the same time trying to deal with their responsibilities like caring for a kid. The title of the film says it all: it stands for a method of torture, where someone is kept under water until he nearly drowns.

Though knowing no people living in similar depressing circumstances, casting and acting looked very convincing to me. Apart from that, we saw a sequence of events that kept us wondering what would happen next. All this resulted in a "page turner" experience, fundamental to a good movie.

Alternating between the stories of the two brothers was an extra bonus that made this film entertaining throughout. They each live their own separate lives, under circumstances that are very different but equally troublesome. Their respective paths cross each other in less than a handful of situations. Once you get a fix who the main characters are, this way of structuring two story lines works perfectly.

The film opens with a prologue, wherein two young boys imitate the baptism of a newly born child "just like they do in church". After that, the real story takes off, but I could not connect the dots at the point where the prologue moves on to the actual two story lines. Maybe I was not paying attention enough. I had to wait until the final scene before I understood. Regardless, it did not hinder my appreciation of the film as a whole.

Given all things happening you cannot expect everyone to live happily ever after. Nevertheless, the finale of the movie shows a moving scene under impressive musical tones, where even the toughest role players seem to show some tears. It may be intended by the film makers to leave us with an optimistic feeling after all, with some silver lining around the clouds.

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