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Take the Trash (2008)

Blå mænd (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 15 August 2008 (Denmark)
Jesper, top salesman at an IT company, is a bastard. Jesper gets in an accident DUI. He loses his job, his girlfriend and does community service at a recycling center and must adjust to his new surroundings and colleagues.

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Rasmus Heide
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thure Lindhardt ... Jesper Jensen
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Lotte
Mick Øgendahl ... Dion
Troels Lyby ... Theodor
Helle Fagralid ... Sofie
Per Rosenberg Per Rosenberg ... Karsten
Maibritt Saerens ... Kasandra
Claes Bang ... Lars
Søren Malling ... Varberg
Beate Bille ... Dorte
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Steiner
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis ... Elin
Martin Brygmann Martin Brygmann ... Kørerlære
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... Dions far
Mira Wanting Mira Wanting ... Dions kone
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Storyline

Jesper Jensen is a successful IT salesman who stops at nothing, even if it means backstabbing his best friend. Being number one in the company and having a beautiful wife and a lovely home, Jesper seems to lead a perfect life, but one day his arrogance and self confidence hits him in the face like a boomerang and he loses everything overnight. Jesper is sentenced to do community service at a recycling center with the odd and funny characters Dion, Theodor, and Lotte. At first he looks down on these people and doesn't want to be associated with them. When he begins to loosen up, however, he discovers that he can learn a lot from their straight forward and honest approach to life. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Take the Trash See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,335,959
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fridthjof Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening sequence of the theatrical version featured a shot of the headquarters of the scandalized IT Factory, a company involved in huge corporate frauds. The text on the front of the building was changed in the DVD version to say ITS Infocom. See more »

Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown throughout the credits. See more »

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Featured in Skraldets juveler: Bag Blå mænd (2009) See more »

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Not the forward step of Danish Film!
7 October 2009 | by HairDudeSee all my reviews

Recent years I have become quite proud of most of the work that came out of the danish movie scene. This however is NOT one of them!

There's a ridiculous notion in Denmark these days that Standup Comedians are the answer to everything. This movie however is proof that it's really not the case! The more stand uppers that emerged the worst the humor got and this is an example of a mediocre danish stand upper, entirely known for his facial expressions, trying to be a comedy writer! Yikes!!

It's a total waste of time with bad timing, wasted talent and really lame jokes!

Oh and the totally overrated Thure falls flat and shows he's only a "funny face" not a great actor!


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