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Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 17 June 2011 (USA)
The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pilou Asbæk ... Rune
Dulfi Al-Jabouri Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Rashid
Roland Møller ... Mureren
Jacob Gredsted Jacob Gredsted ... Carsten
Omar Shargawi Omar Shargawi ... Bazhir
Kim Winther Kim Winther ... Fængselsbetjent Kim
Jorg Beutnagel Jorg Beutnagel ... Fængselsbetjent Bjørn
Lars Jensen Lars Jensen ... Ladby
Johnny Nielsen Johnny Nielsen ... Køkkenchef
Claus Saric Pedersen Claus Saric Pedersen ... Mini
Sune Nørgaard Sune Nørgaard ... Sune
Claus Poulsen Claus Poulsen ... Claus
Helmuth Kristensen Helmuth Kristensen ... Helmuth
Ali Nehzed Ali Nehzed ... Ali
Søren Thomsen Søren Thomsen ... 4. vest
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The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates. Written by Los Angeles Film Festival

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Arabic

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

DKK 4,755,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not as good....
15 February 2014 | by mahon-finbarSee all my reviews

I went to see this after I saw the trailer last week because I love the Scandinavian TV series that have been shown in Europe over the last few years. BTW, these series have been rated as "getting over the sub titles hangup" on TV....!!

Anyway, I loved Borgen which starred some of the same people.

However, although the acting/actors were first rate, and the photography good, if sombre, as it should have been, the story was trite.

I haven't see Le Prophete to which it is compared, but I have seen Shawshank. I cannot understand the comparison with Shawshank, a much better movie, not really on the same subject, except superficially.

It was gritty, nasty, illustrating well how low people can sink. So? As a movie supposedly about life in prison it was disjointed, bitty, disconnected. The general story line was clear, drug dealing in prison, but the relationships, the deals and the dealing, were poorly dealt with.

As was said in the previous reviews the last 20mins was hard to take, being so far from the rest of the movie.

For a production team with such a good filmography this is out of line.


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