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Blinkende lygter (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 November 2000 (Denmark)
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... See full summary »

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Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Søren Pilmark ... Torkild
Ulrich Thomsen ... Peter
Mads Mikkelsen ... Arne
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Stefan
Sofie Gråbøl ... Hanne
Iben Hjejle ... Therese
Frits Helmuth Frits Helmuth ... Carl
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Alfred Jæger
Peter Andersson ... Færingen
Niels Anders Thorn Niels Anders Thorn ... William
Henning Jensen ... Peters Far
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Peters Mor
Jesper Asholt Jesper Asholt ... Torkilds Far
Helle Dolleris Helle Dolleris ... Torkilds Mor
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Farfar
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Storyline

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 Volker Merl <volko@foni.net>

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De har altid været på flugt - nu løber de for livet.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Flickering Lights See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stefan (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is seen eating in almost all of his scenes. See more »

Goofs

The guy bringing the cigarettes "from Poland" in the beginning of the movie does not at all speak Polish, but is actually speaking Russian. See more »

Quotes

Torkild: For fuck's sake, you can't just go around shooting at nature!
Arne: It was a squirrel!
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Features Matador (1978) See more »

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Rhapsody in Blue
Composed by George Gershwin
Orchestra conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
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Fine Comedy
16 November 2004 | by *cecilia*from*alpsland*See all my reviews

Personally, what I do is try to watch a movie without having heard any details on the storyline before - so, I am not going to spoil anything here.

'Flickering Lights' is a well-made comedy about a couple of gangsters & despite of its partly violent scenes, it also shows human weakness and pain. Furthermore the movie tells the viewer how the four guys met and why their childhood experience made it impossible for them to lead a normal adolescence.

Compared to 'i kina spiser de hunde' (In China They Eat Dogs) which was also written by Anders Thomas Jensen, I think that 'Flickering Lights' deals with the personal tragedies in a better way and reaches to touch the viewer while 'i kina..' did not really moved me.

If you liked Las Van Trier's 'Idiots' and Vinterberg's 'Festen' (Celebration) you will recognize a couple of actors (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Jarsen, Ulrich Thomsen) - and although 'Flickering Lights' is not a DOGMA movie, a certain atmosphere made me remember the typical Swedish/Danish movie aura.

Great film - give it a try when you are in the mood for something different than the stereotypical Hollywood movie.


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