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Angels in Fast Motion (2005)

Nordkraft (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 4 March 2005 (Denmark)
The intense, realistic and unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival in urban life, about drugs.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Signe Egholm Olsen ... Maria
Claus Riis Østergaard ... Allan
Thure Lindhardt ... Steso
Farshad Kholghi Farshad Kholghi ... Hossein
Thomas L. Corneliussen Thomas L. Corneliussen ... Asger (as Thomas Corneliussen)
Pernille Vallentin Pernille Vallentin ... Tilde (as Pernille Vallentin Brandt)
Signe Vaupel Signe Vaupel ... Maja
Rudi Køhnke Rudi Køhnke ... Frank
Maria Stenz Maria Stenz ... Marias mor
Finn Storgaard Finn Storgaard ... Hans Jørgen
Lars Mikkelsen ... Stesos far
Søs Egelind Søs Egelind ... Stesos mor
Stanislav Sevcik ... Taber
Nils P. Munk Nils P. Munk ... Aksel
Paw Henriksen ... Rocker Kurt
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Storyline

"Angels in Fast Motion", or "Nordkraft" to give it its original Danish title, follows the fate of three youthful people in their twenties, as they each fight a personal battle with drugs that weaves together three distinct storylines. The film is an, unflinching and brutal story of addiction in a cruel and depressive world, but with a little thought of hope and love through its core. It all takes place in the grey Aalborg as a striking backdrop and we get introduced for Maria, Allan and Steso. Maria (_Signe Egholm Olsen_) is a pusher frau, as she call herself, or a drugs trafficker. She lives with her dealer boyfriend Asger (_Thomas L. Corneliussen_), a former doorman whose education as a tattooist is financed by drugs, that Maria smuggles in from Copenhagen. But Asger is unable to give her the love and affection she needs, so all the time Maria is waiting--Waiting for love. Suddenly Maria does not want to make any more trips and that leads to the introduction of Hossein (_Farshad ... Written by Philip S. Christensen

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

4 March 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first scene seen in the movie was shot in Pusherstreet in Christiania, Denmark, and was the first time anyone had ever been allowed to film there. It used to be impossible because of the great powers of the pushers, but Christiania and the pushers wanted some good publicity, because they'd just been cleared out, and they may have realized they were part of the outside world and not merely a closed system. See more »

Quotes

Hossein: In Persia they say that opium is good for anything. Good for the pain within. Very good super aspirin.
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Connections

Referenced in Nordkraft - 'Fra bog til billede' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat City
Written by Sune Wagner (as Sune Rose Wagner)
Performed by The Raveonettes
Publisher Crunchy Tunes
From the album "Whip It On"
Crunchy Frog / Columbia Records
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT 2002
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I'm not that impressed
18 October 2005 | by stuebirkSee all my reviews

The fact the Nordkraft takes place far away from Copenhagen, but deals with typical big city issues, makes it somewhat interesting. The problem is that it just doesn't tell my why we are i Aalborg. With the title "Nordkraft", the scene is set for something different from a standard junkie movie. But that is exactly what we get, a standard junkie movie, nothing more, nothing less. The characters are stereotypes and doesn't bring anything new to the table. I like the choice of music in the movie, it works so far as emphasizing the moods in the scenes.

The actors deliver convincing performances, but again the is problems. There is no consistency in the use of dialects, and some of the characters actually gain dialects during the movie.

Being a danish movie, there is lots a nudity. Not overdone and generally good to look at.


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