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Flickering Lights (2000)

Blinkende lygter (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 November 2000 (Denmark)
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.

Writer:

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Helle Virkner who plays Stefan's aunt, also played in Matador (1978), the TV series the guys are watching. 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

Carl: Beers should be cold as earth.
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Connections

Features Matador (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

21st Century High
Music by Tim Christensen
Lyrics by Tim Christensen and Marcus Winther-John
Performed by Tim Christensen
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So Funny!
29 April 2005 | by damestjernelysSee all my reviews

From the first few minutes, up until the end of the film, I was laughing... hard. The characters are definitely amusing (though a bit off), and all of the hang-ups they face along the way just add to the humour. Yes, there are parts of the film which can be quite sad, especially if one can relate in any way to them, but by and large, this is a very funny film that is definitely worth the DVD rental. The violence is comical, the struggles are comical, even the arguments are comical. They really did a good job with the casting and the writer did an excellent job with the script. I am usually not a fan of Danish films (even though I live in Denmark), but this film is the exception. It's a definite must see, no matter where in the world one happens to live.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,760,077
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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