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Bread and Circus (2003)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Video 1 June 2012
One man's courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.

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Oliver Boullet ... Oliver
Miriam Johansson ... Miriam Johnsen / Mother Earth
... The Normal One / Post 2 / Voice in speaker / Voice of Monks / Goat chewing
Magne Jahrestein ... The King
Silje Andresen ... The Princess (as Silje Andreasen)
Benjamin Rørstad ... Post 1 / First appearing monk
Lars Torp ... The fugitive - Old / Third appearing monk
Lars Erik Ringstad Nordrum ... The fugitive - Young
Lise Løke ... Second appearing monk / Girl going into anus
Hilde Løke ... Woman in radioroom / Voice of Mother Earth
Fredrik Løke ... Exposed monk
Frank Løke ... Sleepy guard / A dreg of society
Eivind Pedersen ... Butler
Andre Iversen ... Guard 1 in front of King
Vegar Bakke ... Guard 2 in front of King
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In a kingdom, a man is born as a child to Mother Earth. He's checked for normality, confirmed normal, and is let into the system. The man gets old, and the system has no use for him. So he's brought out to be executed. The man gets flashbacks, and understands what his life has been. So he hammers out a message on a piece of stone, for coming generations. Later, a couple finds the message, and journeys out to put an end to the oppressive system. Written by Daniel Loke

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1 June 2012 (Norway)  »

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Brød & Sirkus  »

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NOK 600,000 (estimated)
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All the audio including the actors' dialogue was recorded later in a homemade recording studio. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Violin Concerto No.1
Air: Andante
Written by Goldmark
Copyright Naxos
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A Norwegian Bad Taste as directed by John Waters.
15 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Bread and Circus" is quite an interesting little splatter film. It's gory like "Bad Taste" and sick like "Pink Flamingos". In the beginning we see a vagina in the ground, which is mother earth. The vagina gives birth to a man (slime and umbilical chord included) The man is forced to be given a normality test by a monk. In the future people who try to be individuals, get hunted down by the government. Some people live in the woods as cannibals. The film is pretty disgusting, but also creative and surreal. Take note, there's gratuitous frontal male nudity, extreme splatter violence, excrement, and even a guy who gets a beer bottle stuck up his ass. Some of the Scandinavian humor is hard to figure out at times, but the film was still a lot of fun. If you enjoy Troma, John Waters, Pete Jackson and even Peter Greenaway; you'll probably love this film.


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