7.4/10
18,945
43 user 38 critic

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)
Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fresh out of a Danish prison, Harald bosses his old gang around, into visiting his hospitalized foster dad, who wants to see his bio son before dying. The son's in a Swedish prison. Then there's a money matter - robbing a bank.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse
The Good Cop (2004)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia, René Dif, Nicolas Bro
Adam's Apples (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro
Pusher (1996)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk
The Collector (2004)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Boxing trainer Claus works a second job as a collector for loan shark Holger in order to pay off his own debts. He is assisted by Igor, a 'Jaws'-like tough guy. Trouble arises when Claus falls in love with hot-tempered Laura.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Iben Hjejle, Kim Bodnia, Allan Olsen
Nightwatch (1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia
Men & Chicken (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Pusher II (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen
Pusher III (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Milo tries to be a family man and run his criminal organization, but a wrong drug shipment endangers everything.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Zlatko Buric, Marinela Dekic, Slavko Labovic
The Sun King (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birthe Neumann, Thomas Bo Larsen
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Scanbox / Steen Herdel

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English | Serbian | German

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

In China They Eat Dogs See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Vuk crashes into the cars, the cars explode before they are hit. See more »

Quotes

Richard: [Richard just found out that bartender is a Devil] Dammit, I should've known... you little devil you... but I haven't seen you before!
Bartender: It's also my first pick-up
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Morten og Peter vender tilbage (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

WOW! A philosophical gangster comedy!
12 September 2004 | by filmjunkie333See all my reviews

I have seen both IN CHINA THEY EAT DOGS and it's prequel, OLD MEN IN NEW CARS, and I have to say that this is the best of them. Where OLD MEN is a little more formulaic and recognizable as an average crime comedy, CHINA has fantastically bizarre elements that surprise and alarm. It's amazing how comical death can be if handled in the right way.

The film does bring up genuinely philosophical questions of right and wrong that, in my household, spurred interesting discussions about morality vs. social norm.

By the end of the film you most likely will be thinking about the same things and hoping that in your last hours you too will be able to avoid the men in the funny pants.


41 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed