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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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Trivia

Kim Bodnia (playing Leo), Mads Mikkelsen (playing Lenny), Zlatko Buric (playing Kitjo), Levino Jensen (playing Louis) also played in the Pusher (1996) movies, also directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. 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 Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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14 April 2010 | by dusan-22See all my reviews

When Nicolas Winding Refn gets Zlatko Buric, Mads Mikkelsen and Kim Bodnia together a good movie is a must. Please, disregard narrow IMDb genre classification of the film as "Horror" or "Thriller" as it is the way the movie looks to some five year old child who has not understood anything seen. This art work is a modern life drama colored by David Lynch camera and portrayed by spirit of Bunuel. Excellent art work by well known Danish film school. I said "modern" drama since the movie is getting into the core of the present social structure of the modern world. It shows a depressive slice of our little lives that are being cultivated in silence of violence, loneliness, alienation and lost life course, leading to self-destruction. Dark as our presence. One more good job for Nicolas Winding Refn.


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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:

Bleeder See more »

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Production Co:

Kamikaze See more »
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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