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Pizza King (1999)

Pizza King is a fast-food joint where a group of young second-generation immigrants hang out, pass the time of day and swap stories. Junes is the one guy with his head screwed on correctly ... See full summary »

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Ole Christian Madsen (screenplay), Janus Nabil Bakrawi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Kazim ... Junes
Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ... Bobby
Isam Subeihi Isam Subeihi ... Fauzi
Farshad Kholghi Farshad Kholghi ... Zuzu
Ellen Nyman Ellen Nyman ... Fatima
Mr. Abela Mr. Abela ... Bobbys onkel (Bobby's uncle)
Jimmy Jørgensen Jimmy Jørgensen ... Claus
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ... Walther
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Steen
Bjarne Henriksen ... Håndværker #1 (Carpenter #1)
Max Hansen Max Hansen ... Håndværker #2 (Carpenter #2)
Peter Gantzler ... Urobetjent (Police officer)
Nanna Berg Nanna Berg ... Bobbys søster, Nadia (Bobby's sister, Nadia)
Sevik Perl Sevik Perl ... Sputnik
Fadime Turan Fadime Turan ... Sarah
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Storyline

Pizza King is a fast-food joint where a group of young second-generation immigrants hang out, pass the time of day and swap stories. Junes is the one guy with his head screwed on correctly but he finds it difficult to get out of the gang. His friend Bobby is the devil-may-care type and when the two friends finds themselves landed with 25 kilos of cannabis during a burglary, a conflict arises. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dem fra døgneren See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Bobby: Are you stupid?
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Soundtracks

All Around You
Caroline Henderson
Skrevet af: Thomas Blachman / Caroline Henderson
Megasong Publishing / Ping ApS RCA / BMG
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Surprisingly good
25 May 2015 | by RendmigiryggenSee all my reviews

The film takes place in Nørrebro, a infamous neighborhood in Copenhagen, where there are often problems with gangs, Hells Angels and other criminals. A lot of the citizens are unemployed, alcoholics, drug users or immigrants. The movie takes place in the nineties, but could just as well have taken place today. We meet four small-time criminal friends with very different dreams for the future. Zuzu want to be actor. Bobby want to be a real gangster. Junes want to start over as a legit, and Fauzi want to be a cop!

In a random burglary Bobby and Junes find a suitcase with 25 kg of hashish in it. It is worth a million Danish kroner (150,000$). Of course, they steal it, but they steal from the wrong men ...

I'm not a fan of Ole Christian Madsen, the man who totally destroyed Jakob Ejersbo's fantastic book Nordkraft. I think most of his movie sucks, but along with Janus Nabil Bakrawi he has written a good story and turned it into a good movie with a lot of talented actors. (I rated it 7). Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Ali Kazim and Farshad Kholghi had their breakthrough in this movie. They are all still actors, but today Kholghi is best known as a social commentator.


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