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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

I Kina spiser de hunde (original title)
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

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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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>

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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 »

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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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Guilty pleasure.
22 October 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

Hit action comedy from celebrated writer Anders Thomas Jensen and director (and former stuntman) Lasse Spang Olsen. Put-upon Arvid is left by his girlfriend, and when he manages to foil a bank robbery with a squash racket, his life goes from bad to worse, getting involved with hardened criminal brother Harald (the excellent Kim Bodnia, tough and hilariously deadpan). Perhaps the highest body count of a Danish movie ever (Arvid accidentally wastes entire rockband Red Warszawa with a machine gun), film suffers from occasional amateurish stunts, but is peppered with Jensen´s terrific dialogue, and a what-me-worry approach that is very rare among Danish filmmakers. Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Tomas Villum Jensen make a great comedic duo as the reluctant body disposers, who just want to be cooks. Framed by a strange supernatural story that is so politically incorrect that you can´t help but laugh out loud. *** (of ****)


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