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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

I Kina spiser de hunde (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 September 1999 (Denmark)
Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures.

Director:

Lasse Spang Olsen

Writer:

Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Harald
Dejan Cukic ... Arvid
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Martin
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Peter Gantzler ... Franz
Trine Dyrholm ... Hanne
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Astrid
Brian Patterson Brian Patterson ... Vuk
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Henning (as Søren Sætter Lassen)
Lester Wiese Lester Wiese ... Richard
Jesper Christensen ... Bartender
Lasse Lunderskov Lasse Lunderskov ... Jørgen
Preben Harris Preben Harris ... Erling
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Ratko
Zarko Labovic Zarko Labovic ... Onkel (Uncle)
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Arvid is a regular bank clerk, whose life changes radically when he knocks out the bank robber Franz with his squash racket. A few days later Franz's wife visits him lamenting that she needed the swag for an IVF. To obtain the money Arvid and his criminal brother Harald plan a thievery, which ends bloodily and drags them into real trouble. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Goofs

The alarm clock in the opening sequence shows 6:45 am and a while later, it starts beeping but still shows 6:45 am. See more »

Quotes

Harald: [after accidently blowing up Vuk] Maybe you're right, lets use less explosives the next time. Okay, find Vuk and we're off.
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Connections

Followed by Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002) See more »

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Awesome fun! Amazing!
11 September 2004 | by Tito32See all my reviews

If you liked Pusher you'll love I Kina Spiser De Hunde.Pusher was hard-hitting,realistic look at pushers life in the city of Copenhagen while this one is more of a action/drama/comedy but impressive and funny. Kim Bodnia is as great as always,Dejan Cukic delivers good performance as his brother and the rest of the cast is great. A lot of stuff is happening in this one and every situation is funnier than the previous.I loved it and I have seen it at least as many times as Pusher.It is more enjoyable,with more interesting characters (Vuk alone is worth the price of the film) and there's always something happening. If you like this one,don't miss Gamle Mænd I Nye Biler (sequel).Not as funny,not as entertaining but definitely worth a look.


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