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Ambulance (2005)

Ambulancen (original title)
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"Ambulance" is a psychological thriller based on 3 rules: 1. The entire film must take place in only ONE LOCATION; an ambulance 2. The story must be in REAL TIME; a 80 minute ride 3. There must be only 4 CHARACTERS on the ride.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Frank
Paw Henriksen Paw Henriksen ... Tim
Helle Fagralid ... Julie
Torbjørn Hummel Torbjørn Hummel ... Ejvin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niels Andersen Niels Andersen ... Far / motorcyklist
Charlotte Bidstrup Charlotte Bidstrup ... Sygeplejerske
Lars Bjarke ... Man on the road
Nicolei Faber Nicolei Faber ... Politibetjent
Annie Birgit Garde Annie Birgit Garde ... Ældre dame
Rasmus Iversen Rasmus Iversen ... Politibetjent
Mads Koudal ... Politibetjent
Lars Oluf Larsen Lars Oluf Larsen ... Politibetjent
Iben Miller Iben Miller ... Sygeplejerske
Laurits Munch-Petersen ... Ambulance driver
Mikkel Rosenberg Mikkel Rosenberg ... Blikkenslager
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"The Ambulance" is an intense 80 minute tour de force about the two brothers, Tim and Frank, who make a robbery to get money to pay for their dying Mother, so she can continue her medical treatment in Germany, after the Danish health care system has abandoned her. But the robbery goes wrong and the police arrive and prevent the two brothers from using their planned getaway car. Instead they steal an ambulance, but they discover - during their escape from the police - that there's a dying heart Patient and a hospital intern, Julie, in the back of the ambulance. Julie tells the two brothers that the Patient will die, if they don't turn around immediatly and go back to the hospital! This splits up the two brothers. They are now, all of a sudden, in the dilemma of their life: Should they save the Patient - or their own Mother!...Tim is forced to turn against his own big brother to prevent getting a murder on his conscience! Written by Anonymous

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You don't steal an ambulance!

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Denmark

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The real ambulance used in the movie broke two transmissions during the stunt scenes. See more »

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When a police car is avoiding collision with a truck, skid marks are seen in the gravel *before* the police car that makes them is actually driving through the gravel. See more »

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muddled
24 January 2006 | by mr.slutSee all my reviews

Two brothers rob a bank to have enough money to get their cancer-ridden mother to a private clinic in Germany, where she could possibly be saved. So it's a noble course for the crime and the subsequent chase of the ambulance the two brothers take hostage during their escape. But is it okay to endanger the life the stroke patient and the female intern for their course? - The trailer for this film suggests it to be an action comedy - where in fact the film really never decides whether it wants to be a family-drama, a witty comedy or an action flick. The idea to limit the film to the ambulance and it's four persons is interesting but ultimately it also limits the characterization of the main protagonists. You'll have to take their work for their ambitions, their life-stories and their motives. Which sometimes does not really work - at least for me. The action is marvelous - in my opinion, the filmmakers should have sticked to straight drama and/or thrilling action. The comedy did take a bit of the intended impact. (P.S.: Extremely nice bleeding effects - VERY convincing. Nope, it does not really matter in the context of the film - but struck me heavy when I watched the DVD. Oh yeah - there is a DVD with English subtitles available in Danmark - see laserdisken.dk for example.)


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