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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 »

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Production Co:

Kamikaze See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In preparation for his role as Lenny, actor Mads Mikkelsen sat alone and worked in a Video-rental shop for some weeks. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Leo: What are you glaring at?
Louis: On you.
Leo: Watch the movie instead.
Louis: I have a wonderful view from here. A little comedic, mayby.
Leo: Do you have a problem?
Louis: Who are you to ask me?
Leo: Yeah. What is you problem?
Louis: You...
Leo: Me?
Louis: Yes, you!
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References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Dark and realistic.
25 June 2004 | by FinntrollSee all my reviews

Nicolas Winding Refn, the genius behind the excellent "Pusher" sets new standards for danish movies with his new opus "Bleeder". Leo, played by the magnificent actor Kim Bodnia, is gradually going insane as his wife gets pregnant. He feels his life fade away and asks himself how he can put a child into a world that's raw and how they can afford to have one.

The atmosphere is two parts Scorcese's "Taxi Driver" and one part Franz Kafka's "Der Prozess", not very moody in other words. A sub-story about Leo's buddy searching for a girl relieves the pressure a bit, which is for the better as it also adds depth to the movie.

The violence feels very realistic and is sometimes even hard to watch, it's like it all is happening for real. The realistic approach makes this movie feel fresh and not like something you've seen before. After I saw this movie I was left with an uneasy feeling in my stomach and I knew I've seen something very rear and very good.

Nicolas Winding Refn is worth the highest of praise for making a movie like this. It's just what European moviemaking needs.

9/10


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