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Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)

Spies & Glistrup (original title)
Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

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Christoffer Boe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pilou Asbæk ... Simon Spies (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
Nicolas Bro ... Mogens Glistrup
Jesper Christensen ... Dommer Bergsøe
Jacob Højlev Jørgensen Jacob Højlev Jørgensen ... Jurij Moskvitin
Kasper Leisner Kasper Leisner ... Jan Schmidt
Trine Pallesen ... Lene Glistrup
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fie Aarestrup Fie Aarestrup ... Glistrups barn
Anna Agerbak Anna Agerbak ... Glistrups barn
Ole Anand Ole Anand ... Doorman
Ditte Arnth ... Mynthe
Linda Avanu Linda Avanu ... Miss Cynthia
Ferdinand Glad Bak Ferdinand Glad Bak ... Tjener (as Ferdinand Glad Bach)
Emilie Victoria Heimann Bertram Emilie Victoria Heimann Bertram ... Glistrups barn
Morten Bjørn Morten Bjørn ... Journalist (credit only)
Niels Juhl Boesen Niels Juhl Boesen ... Steen Bostrup
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Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

29 August 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex, Drugs & Taxation See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Christoffer Boe, initially planned to make a movie about Simon Spies but during the initial research he learnt about the close friendship between Spies and Glistrup and subsequently decided to make a movie about the friendship. See more »

Goofs

The tennis scene where Simon is playing tennis with 3 girls is set to be in 1967, but the girls are wearing Nike tennis skirts. The Nike Swoosh was not a part of the Nike brand before 1971. See more »

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Really well done!
17 November 2014 | by mgulevSee all my reviews

Very few Danes don't know the two main characters, Mogens Glistrup and Simon Spies, so a movie with these two and their friendship was inevitable. That Nicolas Bro and Pilou Asbæk played these characters was a great decision! They are both great actors and captured a lot of the mannerisms of both characters, although Nicolas probably downplayed Mogens' accent.

Although Spies and Glistrup are very different, Spies being the extravagant playboy and Glistrup being the overweight nerd, they have a deep friendship that is finally tested when Glistrups creative bookkeeping threatens not only to put him in jail, but also to destroy Spies' travel-agency.

More of this movie is true than anyone not familiar with this side to danish history would believe. It should make a worthwhile watch even for people with no knowledge of danish history. Beware (or enjoy) the abundant nudity, however!


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