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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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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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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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brutal prison drama
27 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Rune Pedersen is a new inmate in a tough Danish prison serving a two-year sentence. He's threatened by the brutal inmates and the harsh guards. He becomes the lowest member of the white gang. He works out a way to smuggle into the prison with the help of Muslim Rashid. He starts to get more luxury from his gang. Then he gets squeezed by the ruthless Bazhir.

It's another tough prison movie of drugs, brutality, and racial division from Europe. It is heartless, ugly, and relentless. There is a change in protagonist from Rune to Rashid in the last act. It's a place where brutality works and the monsters rule.


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