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Adam's Apples (2005)

Adams æbler (original title)
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A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Adam Pedersen
Mads Mikkelsen ... Ivan
Nicolas Bro ... Gunnar
Paprika Steen ... Sarah Svendsen
Ali Kazim ... Khalid
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Dr. Kolberg
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Holger
Gyrd Løfquist Gyrd Løfquist ... Poul Nordkap
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Esben
Peter Reichhardt Peter Reichhardt ... Nalle
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Arne
Peter Lambert Peter Lambert ... Jørgen
Solvej K. Christensen Solvej K. Christensen ... Pige på tankstation
Rasmus Rise Rasmus Rise ... Ung fyr på tankstation #1 (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Jacob-Ole Remming Jacob-Ole Remming ... Ung fyr på tankstation #2 (as Jacob Ole Remming)
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Storyline

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Én ulykke kommer sjældent alene [Scandinavian saying equivalent of: When it rains, it pours]

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to the making of-featurette on the DVD, the scene with the crows eating apples was planned to be computer-generated, until a few Czechs showed up with four boxes of real life trained crows, and in the end everything worked out fine for a minimum of cost. See more »

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Dr. Kolberg: Adam, this makes no sense at all. I am a man of science, I believe in numbers and charts. Goddamnit, I wanna go someplace, where people die when they are sick, and don't sit in the yard eating cowboy toast when they have been shot through the head.
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Soundtracks

How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb (as Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)
Performed by Take That
© BMG Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB
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Excellent!
24 August 2006 | by ShiomegaSee all my reviews

First, I'd like to say that Danish humor is rarely completely understood and some scenes of this movie made me feel somewhat bad. BUT! I noticed that me and almost the whole audience laughed more during this film than anyone has laughed while watching Mr. Beans whole production.

If you aren't too sensitive to black humor, I strongly recommend you to watch Adam's Apples. Concept of the film revolves around themes like religion, mental dis-behavior and good vs. evil. Adam's Apples also comments strongly modern society's hectic pace of living.

Watch this film. Period.


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Country:

Denmark | Germany

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fåborg, Fyn, Denmark

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,305, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$1,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,421,577
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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