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Drabet (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 2005 (Denmark)
A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

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Per Fly

Writers:

Per Fly (screenplay), Kim Leona (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Christensen ... Carsten
Pernilla August ... Nina
Beate Bille ... Pil
Charlotte Fich ... Lisbeth
Thomas Voss ... Tobias
Michael Moritzen Michael Moritzen ... Povl
Vivian Nielsen Vivian Nielsen ... Kriminalassistant
Mads Wille ... Peter (as Mads Michael Wille)
Jan Meyer Jan Meyer ... Dingo
Jesper Hyldegaard Jesper Hyldegaard ... Fængselspræst
Henrik Larsen Henrik Larsen ... Forsvarsadvokat
Mogens Pedersen Mogens Pedersen ... Lisbeths far
Bodil Sangill Bodil Sangill ... Lisbeths mor
Magnus Polar Kjær Magnus Polar Kjær ... Mikkel (as Magnus Kjær)
Melany Denise Melany Denise ... Supporter of Court Case
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A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

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Country:

Denmark | Norway | Sweden | UK

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

26 August 2005 (Denmark) See more »

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Manslaughter See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The last part of director Per Fly's "class trilogy", following "Bænken" and "Arven". See more »

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Follows Bænken (2000) See more »

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Streichquartett op. 59 no. 1
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Den Unge Danske Strygekvartet
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Mediocre morality tale from Denmark
1 May 2006 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A teacher's activist mistress runs over and kills a police officer. The teacher leaves his wife to stand by his girlfriend. The focus in this one seemed off to me. The atmosphere is of a thriller or a noir, when instead the issues would have been brought out better without these elements (e.g., the lighting and the musical score). I also felt the plot was poorly developed. The girlfriend and the two men who were with her during the fateful night get off nearly scot-free because none of them confesses – and therefore they can't prove which one of them was the driver. Either the Danish legal system is the worst in the world or their detectives really suck, or, probably the true option, the screenwriters don't have a clue how these things actually work. (n.b. – according to one IMDb reviewer, the first option is the correct one!).


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