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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)
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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

Peter: 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.
Arne: 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!
Peter: [Tosses the pizza across the room] Don't wanna fucking eat this shit anymore, man!
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Connections

Features Matador (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Run for the Money
Written and Performed by Peter Viskinde
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User Reviews

 
Hollywood - Go Home!!!
22 April 2001 | by leif-kjaerSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have seen for a long time - and yet with a depth you would not expect from a movie like this. This bunch of criminal outcast with personal problems and skeletons in their childhood cupboards manage to form a true friendship and community far from the environment they are used to.

The movie is stacked with strong action and actors: Pilmark is over the top as raw, but yet soft gangleader, Mikkelsen as psycho-gunman, Thomsen as TV-drama-loving drug-addict and Lie-Kaas as the eternal snack-eating soft guy. Even the supporting cast does a good job - just to mention Thestrup as the weapon-crazy farmer and Helmuth as movie history's greatest alcoholic doctor - and do not forget Graaboel as Lie-Kaas annoying and "normal" girlfriend.

Funniest scene: shooting cows in the forest - my God, I was rolling on the floor of laughter.


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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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