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Bleeder (1999)

Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Leo
Mads Mikkelsen ... Lenny
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Louise
Liv Corfixen ... Lea
Levino Jensen ... Louis
Zlatko Buric ... Kitjo
Claus Flygare ... Joe
Ole Abildgaard Ole Abildgaard ... Videobutik Kunde
Gordana Radosavljevic Gordana Radosavljevic ... Mika
Marko Zecewic Marko Zecewic ... Marko
Dusan Zecewic Dusan Zecewic ... Dusan
John Barimani John Barimani ... Kioskejer
Ramadan Huseini Ramadan Huseini ... Ven i Kiosk
Karsten Schrøder Karsten Schrøder ... Røde
Sven Erik Eskeland Larsen Sven Erik Eskeland Larsen ... Svend
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Storyline

Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His anger and self-hatred finally erupt into violence against Louise. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

official-site in Danish

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Serbian

Release Date:

6 August 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Vérveszteség See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kamikaze See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kitjo (Zlatko Buric) wanting three Tuborg beers, before watching a movie with the guys, is a reference to his role in a Tuborg commercial campaign playing a foreign kiosk owner, also directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Especially noted for his accent pronouncing Tuborg with a hard g (Which is not correct in Danish). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, the TV set changes between a movie and a test image between shots. See more »

Quotes

Leo: Have you seen this one?
Lenny: What?
Leo: [Pulls a gun]
Lenny: Is it real?
Leo: Yes.
Lenny: No, it's not...
Leo: Hold it. Real. It is loaded. With sharp rounds.
Lenny: Is there something in it?
Leo: Yes.
Lenny: What are you going to do with it?
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References Fang Shi Yu (1972) See more »

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Babies Ablaze
Performed by Torben Lendager, Peter Peter
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Intense!!!!
10 August 1999 | by arsefaceSee all my reviews

So I travel from Sweden to Copenhagen to see a movie, paying about 15 bucks for the trip, and another 10 for the movie. 25 bucks for a movie???? Was it worth it????

Damn right it was, this is Nicholas Winding Refn´s second feature, and after his masterful debut: Pusher I really had my hopes up. And boy was it good.

The tempo is a little slower than Pusher, but it really suits the movie. It´s got great dialogue that kinda reminded me of Clerks in some places, especially the scenes in the videostore. The theme of the movie in my mind is about men, and our problems with talking to each other and to women. Sure there are scenes with really disturbing and realistic violence. But I feel it has more in common with John Cassavettes, than Abel Ferrara and Martin Scorsese that I think were refn inspirations for Pusher.

The actors are brilliant all around, especially Mads Mikkelsen who does a fantastic performance as a filmgeek, with major problems when it comes to talking and being around girls. And Kim Bodnia gives a really introspective performance that proves his status as one of europe´s if not the whole worlds best actors.

All in all a very powerful, and intense movie that is a must see


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