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(2010)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 17 June 2011 (USA)
The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rune
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ...
Rashid
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Mureren
Jacob Gredsted ...
Carsten
Omar Shargawi ...
Bazhir
Kim Winther ...
Fængselsbetjent Kim
Jorg Beutnagel ...
Fængselsbetjent Bjørn
Lars Jensen ...
Ladby
Johnny Nielsen ...
Køkkenchef
Claus Saric Pedersen ...
Mini
Sune Nørgaard ...
Sune
Claus Poulsen ...
Claus
Helmuth Kristensen ...
Helmuth
Ali Nehzed ...
Ali
Søren Thomsen ...
4. vest
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The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates. Written by Los Angeles Film Festival

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Crime | Drama

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DKK 4,755,000 (estimated)
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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.85 : 1
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Real prisoners and correctional officers
14 September 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Very nice film that really shows how the life in prison can be. Many of the prisoners are real bad guys, and some of them have actually been to prison in the very same place that the movie is shot before the prison closed in 2006.

Also the main correctional officer Kim, is a real officer that actually used to work in the very same prison, and is now working in Denmarks newest high security prison that opened in October 2006.

The movie shows a very harsh environment, just the way it actually was. When you watch it you get a real feeling of what it would be like to be in prison.

Today the old prison is operating as a museum and many parts of the building has been left untouched since the last inmates were moved to the new prison.


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