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.
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 »
At one point two characters fire a Desert Eagle pistol. This particular gun is extremely powerful with a very strong recoil, normally requiring two hands to fire. However, the characters fire it effortlessly with no noticeable recoil or shock. See more »
Why is it that one should keep talking... when one is dying?
I'll punch you in the face if you don't shut the fuck up now!
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Eccentric and overtly funny - Denmark's answer to" Lock Stock and Two Smoking barrels" with a different Taste
"Flickering Lights" directed by Anders Thomas Jensen who is great talent worldwide. He is brilliant director (Adam's Apples, the Green Butchers) and a great story and screenplay writer (In a Better World, After the Wedding, The Duchess, Brothers).
"Flickering Lights" is an allegory of slapstick humor; every content of a great movie with fantastic characters, witty dialogs and situational comedy.
Four people, four attitudes, different levels of insanity and bang on. These Four friends having 4,000,000 kroner which they owe to the mobster chief; plan to evaporate to Barcelona; engulfed in the woods in a derelict house nevertheless.
Every scene will make you grin with its black humor and sometimes you will laugh your ass off.
Madds Mikkeleson is amazing as a Lunatic, Ulrich Thomson is brilliant, Nikolaj Lie Kaas is fantastic with munching something in almost every scene and Søren Pilmark is superb as an angry 40 year old man.
Supporting cast has given an astounding performance.
8.5/10 Recommended for the people who love the black humor.
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