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.
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"?
Anders Thomas Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
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.
Lasse Spang Olsen
Tomas Villum Jensen
Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »
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 »
Tomas Villum Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
Thomas Bo Larsen
Jesper, top salesman at an IT company, is a bastard. Jesper gets in an accident DUI. He loses his job, his girlfriend and does community service at a recycling center and must adjust to his new surroundings and colleagues.
Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize, that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But they can't avoid being caught up by their past.Written by
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The title "Blinkende lygter" is from a poem by Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen. The poem is referenced in the movie. See more »
Most of the film takes place in an old inn, which has not been in use for years. Yet electricity is readily available when Torkild brings a TV and a video. See more »
Arne, for fuck's sake... can't we have something else besides these freezer pizzas? We've been eating the same shit for a week now, man.
Who fixed the oven? I did, right? You fix your own oven! You cook your own dinner and shut the fuck up!... fucking vegetables and all sorts of goodies on this!
[Tosses the pizza across the room]
Don't wanna fucking eat this shit anymore, man!
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If international viewers know something about Danish films, they are usually made by Lars Von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg or Ole Bornedal - or have U.S. remakes connected to them. Anders Thomas Jensen is known in Scandinavia, above all; well, he is also an Academy Award winner and multiple nominee, but within a category of short films never obtaining wider audience. The film in question - Flickering Lights - is a pleasant comedy thriller about 4 childhood friends / petty criminals who use the stolen millions for totally unplanned thing. Dialogues are witty (making you often giggle) and all the main actors (Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas) are pleasant to follow; they are famous character actors who have also been used in Dogma-films and by Hollywood. The scenes run smoothly, flashbacks and reasoning provide additional value to the film, the ending is versatile and peculiar.
Highly recommended, but first and foremost to male audience - as women characters spend limited time on screen and they have supporting role. The film was extremely popular in Denmark, but it is also worth larger distribution in Northern-Europe, Canada and other like-minded countries.
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