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Betonhjerter (2005)

The story about Muhammed and his desire to leave the ghetto


Michael Zile


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amar El-Khatib Amar El-Khatib ... Muhammed
Martin Frislev Ammitsbøl ... Johnny (as Martin Ammitsbøl)
Kim Sønderholm ... Pedersen (as Kim Sønderholm Andersen)
Anna Bård Anna Bård ... Sussie
Mads Koudal ... Kukker
Maya Ababadjani Maya Ababadjani ... Samira
Sami Darr ... Ali
Melany Denise Melany Denise ... Kitt
Gry Bay ... Massagepige
June Correl June Correl ... Massagepige
Michael Zile Michael Zile ... Værkfører
Ahmad Kayed Ahmad Kayed ... Ahmad
Gert Lindhus Gert Lindhus ... Kunde på autoværksted
Kim Nørgaard Kim Nørgaard ... Mekaniker med kasket
Jan Sommer Hansen Jan Sommer Hansen ... Mekaniker uden kasket


The story about Muhammed and his desire to leave the ghetto

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There is always hope





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Release Date:

18 February 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Betonherzen See more »

Filming Locations:

Rødovre, Sjælland, Denmark See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene with the little boy in Afghanistan who have been shot in the throat is actually authentic real-life recordings taken 17 years earlier that was used. The little 4-year-old boy is actually the actor who plays the role of Muhammed in the film, Amar El-Khatib. See more »


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Danish film with good intentions - not good results!
21 June 2005 | by reinholdfilmSee all my reviews

Yes, this is a debut feature film! Yes, this is extremely low-budget!

But, that is not a valid excuse, for making a movie as bad and poor as this one!!! Only one good element in this film, and that is Michael Zile's own cameo role - he's actually pretty good here. Beside from that it really stinks! Sorry folks, but that is a fact!

The story/script is messy, filled with plot holes, many loose ends, written with no dramatic sense at all and very poorly written dialog.

The camera-work is far the worst ever and so is the sound. There are moments in this film where you can't hear a damn thing. The sound man is credited at the end of the film - I wouldn't have dared to be credited for such a lousy and awful job if it was me!

It's shot in full-frame on DVCam (video) and they haven't even tried to give this film a "filmlook"in post-production. It's so easy now a days!

Even the title-design is damn ugly (if you can call it a design?)

All the technical aspects of this film is far the worst I have ever seen. Clearly no one involved in this film have any idea how to make a film....AT ALL!!! This film only took eight days to shoot - perhaps they should have used eight more......seriously.

The actors are all amateurs. Some directors have success with the use of amateurs (like in Nicolas Winding Refn's PUSHER II), but this is just awful, and it may even make you laugh. I know did. I wouldn't call them actors, and I wouldn't call this a film - this is a home-video, and everyone would be better off NOT watching it!!!

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