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Pusher (1996)

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A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Frank
Zlatko Buric ... Milo
Laura Drasbæk ... Vic
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Radovan
Mads Mikkelsen ... Tonny
Peter Andersson ... Hasse
Vasilije Bojicic Vasilije Bojicic ... Branko (as Vanja Bajicic)
Lisbeth Rasmussen Lisbeth Rasmussen ... Rita
Levino Jensen ... Mike
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Junkie
Lars Bom Lars Bom ... Uro'er
Michael Hasselflug Michael Hasselflug ... Uro'er
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Brian (as Jang Go Star)
Jesper Lohmann ... Mikkel
Steen Fridberg Steen Fridberg ... Lasse
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Storyline

Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen. Written by S. Lasborg <Lasborg@dk-online.dk>

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Serbian

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Diler See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,656, 9 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,440, 16 May 1999
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Production Co:

Balboa Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to Peter Refn (1941-1994), Nicolas Winding Refn's uncle. See more »

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When Frank and Tonny are in the drugstore to buy vitamins (just before the drug-deal with the Swede), the cameraman is reflected in a mirror. See more »

Quotes

Tonny: [after snorting some coke] I need to have a shit!
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A different one...
25 December 1998 | by K-HjorthSee all my reviews

Pusher is a movie you either love or hate. I'm among those who love it. I especially like the fast cuts between scenes, the camera movements and that the foreign language in the movie hasn't been translated. That gives you a feeling of being there... you're able to feel how the main character must feel in the situations where he's surrounded by the drug dealers. He can't understand what they're saying and must rely on his intuition and their body language - and so is the viewer!

The movie is rather brutal, but it seems natural when you're watching it. It's a different movie, but it has a story to tell and it succeeds. And then there's the end.... an open ending, but somehow you know that Frank doesn't really have many oportunities. You feel sympathy for Frank even though he's actually a criminal.


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