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Northwest (2013)

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18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang ... See full summary »

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Casper
Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...
Andy
Lene Maria Christensen ...
Olivia
Annemieke Bredahl Peppink ...
Freja
Nicholas Westwood Kidd ...
Robin
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Bjørn
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ...
Jamal
Ali Abdul Amir Najei ...
Ali
Sandra El-Hussein ...
Irem
Clement Black Petersen ...
Theis
Marina Vorobyeva ...
Sofia
Jelena Bundalovic ...
Petra
Sisse Navntoft ...
Gitte
Irina V. Babenko ...
Escort Girl 1
Monika Paula Fasula ...
Escort Girl 2
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18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang decide they want revenge. What starts with pushing and shoving soon escalates into armed conflict. This is a big test for Caspar: is he ruthless enough for this battle? And will he drag his younger brother into it? Written by Christina

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18 April 2013 (Denmark)  »

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DKK 12,600,000 (estimated)
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Sad portent of our polarized world
8 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love realistic drama, and the creators of this film maintained the illusion of watching a good documentary, without commentary, but delivering slamming meaning, and meanings, just the same. The proliferation of single mothers raising a family is a bane to society, and young men growing up to think being silent and emotionless is the means to self actualization leads toward the fall.

I could identify with Casper immediately, even being female, and not a burglar. I did not see him as a criminal but one who is flailing in existential angst with no hope of a future to get ahead.

If he had had a Tiger mom, and along with all the other siblings had been made to study, instead of playing video games, and play hooky from school with impunity, there would not have been a movie. The mother is depicted as gentle, not crass, loving, but not having the means to discipline her brew.

Casper's downfall is his ultimate sense of decency his younger brother does not have, and him I see as a criminal mind, a psychopathic personality who can't keep from bragging, and betrays his brother who made the mistake of coming back to help him.

I really felt badly for the gals who were treated as chattel sex toys. Though I have never been in their position either, my heart cries out to all women who end up in such desperate, and deplorable conditions which only result in ultimate abandonment and downfall,symbolized by the hapless gal who gets shot and is immediately just shuffled off, and we are pretty sure it is not to a hospital.

The frightening rise of kids being conceived out of wedlock and raised by single mothers or because of divorce, is not a good sign for the continued polarization of our society between the haves and the have-nots. We not only need more tiger moms, but tiger dads.


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