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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

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 »

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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 Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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Excellent
6 August 2010 | by thebogofeternalstenchSee all my reviews

I remember seeing Bleeder way back in 2004, it was one of the first international films I saw via a DVD shop in UK.

I was becoming incredibly pi$$ed off and fed up with Hollywood mainstream crap at the cinema and on DVD so I ventured into international cinema.

After I saw Bleeder, I felt a wave of awesomeness go over me. I felt alive. It was one of the best films I'd seen in YEARS.

It was so refreshing and meaningful. Packed with substance.

I was very impressed with the acting.

Since then, I've become a big fan of Refn, and I absolutely love the Pusher trilogy.

Its a shame gems like Bleeder never get the recognition they deserve, but plastic hollow over rated Hollywood $hit does.

Top film. See it!!!!!


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