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(2010)

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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Storyline

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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Written and performed by Ring's End
(c) Serious Entertainment
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8 January 2011 | by ruud-35See all my reviews

This film is compared to un prophete, i understand why, but is is right to do that. I saw both movies on the same day at the international film festival in Rotterdam and R Rocked me and the audience really out of our chair. In fact it was the first movie where during the Q and A with the director nobody left the space. The reason i don't want to compare both movies is also that because i saw them on the same day. After this stunning, violent roller-coaster watching the long une prophete is not easy and won't be honoust towards une prophete.. But nevertheless this film took me fully, with amateurs and old inmates in roles, it is breathtaking, raw, dark and intense. Nothing is too much, nothing is too long, nothing is to thin, its a fantastic movie who deserves a big audience. For those who are interested in the rates i gave to Une Prophete, it's an 8, but i still want to see both movies again, but not on the same day anymore. What a ride it was and thank you for producing this masterpiece, which is in my all time top 10 whatever other people think of it


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Arabic

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK4,755,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,097
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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