If you are a filmmaker or interested in independent movie making. THIS IS IT. Facts. Eye For Eye was labeled 'the most talked about' movie in Denmark 2008. It was released in 75 cinemas out of the round about 120 cinemas that Denmark holds. Written, directed, produced, edited and music composed by the same kid. At the time a 17 year-old boy. The full cost was 100.000 kr., which is around 18.000 US dollars. Money that he managed to borrow from a bank. The movie was edited, graded and music score composed on a laptop. A producer was shown the result and there from a deal was made. 75 cinema owners were shown the movie and chose to run the movie in their cinemas. The movie reviews hit from 1 up to 6 stars. Mixed feelings from the little country. Some of the people in the business got mad and frustrated because of all the pr the movie was getting. Especially because at the time many expensive danish movies would only have a release in 10- 20 cinemas. Politicians from the different parties commented: 'an important movie' 'a warning to the people' 'a true depiction of what's happening in the danish ghettos'. The movie turned out to sell 5 times more than another movie about foreigners that had a release at the same time. A movie which had had a budget that numbered 10.000.000 danish kr (ca. 2 mill dollars). No offense - I've heard good things about the movie. Nevertheless Eye For Eye sold more tickets than three danish movies with regular budgets that were released at the same time. Movies which have used millions and millions of the peoples kr. Now .. My name is Kaywan. Kaywan Mohsen. I've been around the whole country in about 150 elementary schools discussing the elements and themes in the movie. Courtesy of The Danish Film Institute the school system has used the movie in school projects. Thousands of kids have used the movie and it's story as their major school project paper. I've personally been at The European Film College where the movie was shown. We interviewed the students afterwards .. and that's where I understood that this movie IS and WILL forever be an example of hope for new filmmakers. The method of making is a book in itself. Eye For Eye is a 'love it or hate it' movie. I've heard people say it's the best movie ever and I've heard those who say they don't like the story - BUT who willingly admit that the real life actors, locations, energy, style and rawness which the movie bears is UNIQUE. Peace up! Ps. The story is a story of a Muslim gone Christian - so if that offends you - do not watch this movie. 1 love (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJLPzmCOYbA )
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