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De grønne slagtere (2003)

2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?

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

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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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| (Ontario)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Svend: Tina dammit... My parents died when I was a baby.
Tina: Stop with the parents already!
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Featured in De grønne slagtere - en virkelig god marinade (2003) See more »

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Alene med en yndig pige
Written by Kai Normann Andersen and Børge Müller
Performed by Poul Reichhardt
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Funny, well written, directed, acted and full of charm
8 October 2005 | by FilmFan777See all my reviews

If you don't mind subtitles, you like comedy and truly interesting characters, along with a taste of something different from mainstream American cinema, then take a chance and rent this film.

Two contrasting friends, (one very neurotic sweater, the other the strong quiet loner type) working for a jerk butcher in a smaller danish town, decide to strike out on they're own together and open a butcher shop themselves. Not successful at first they incorporate something new to they're recipe and become an instant hit with the village.

That being an interesting story in itself, this smartly humorous film is laced with even more, (friendship, romance, crime, death, personal tragedy) that makes this film so funny yet riddled with numerous subtle interests that make it so interestingly funny yet warm and fuzzy.

A must mention is the characters created and the actors making them believable. You can have the best script yet if the characters aren't believable it can sink a film and with this, the directing, acting, character believability and story all mesh so well they make this a very entertaining film.

So, if your in the mood to stretch a lil, want to see something very good yet done a bit differently, then I suggest you rent this film while I'm on my way out to find more by director writer Anders Thomas Jensen.


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