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De grønne slagtere (2003)

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Bjarne / Eigil
Mads Mikkelsen ... Svend
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Astrid
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Holger
Bodil Jørgensen Bodil Jørgensen ... Tina
Aksel Erhardtsen Aksel Erhardtsen ... Pastor Villumsen (as Aksel Erhardsen)
Lily Weiding Lily Weiding ... Fru Juhl
Nicolas Bro ... Hus Hans
Camilla Bendix Camilla Bendix ... Beate
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Ingrid Grith
Kjeld Nørgaard Kjeld Nørgaard ... Leif Larsen (as Keld Nørgaard)
Peter Reichhardt Peter Reichhardt ... Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Mikkel Vadsholt Mikkel Vadsholt ... Elektriker
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Storyline

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty decision leads to another and soon the business thrives. In the meantime, Bjarne has to deal with his twin brother who has been in coma for years following a gruesome car accident. Written by Piotr Zembrowski

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Taglines:

You never forget the taste of human flesh See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, disturbing images and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Les bouchers verts See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,483, 12 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,483, 12 December 2004
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Company Credits

Production Co:

M&M Productions,TV2 Danmark See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Svend: [the workers are hanging up a sign] No. It's crooked again. Are you really unable to see that?
Håndværker: Give me a break. It looks fine
Svend: Fine? Is fine okay? I don't think so... let me tell you, you can't drink 19 beers and then judge whether something is straight, I tell you that! Now do it over!
Bjarne: [Bjarne comes out of the car] It's nice and straight now, huh? It looks fine.
Håndværker: Thank you.
Svend: Yeah... Now it's okay. Secure it properly.
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Connections

Referenced in De grønne slagtere - en virkelig god marinade (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Alene med en yndig pige
Written by Kai Normann Andersen and Børge Müller
Performed by Poul Reichhardt
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Serious comedy
16 January 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

The art of the absurd is alive and thriving in current Danish cinema! Well, at least it is in this movie. Nobody in this movie are amused. They are all either annoyed or shocked, and if they aren't yet, they soon will be! It is a story of screw-ups, murder, embarrassment, dignity, and, in the end, love and redemption. The chilling, awkward humorous style is idiomatic and won't appeal to everyone, but personally I found it to have just the right fascinating mix of the bizarre and the absurd. You pity the characters from a distance, even as you dislike them up close and personal. But their story is so tragic that you find it in yourself to forgive them and be happy for them, even when they get away with murder.

This is, in my judgment, definitely the best Danish movie of the last few years.

9 out of 10.


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