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Nordvest (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 April 2013 (Denmark)
18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang ... See full summary »

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Michael Noer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Casper
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Andy
Lene Maria Christensen ... Olivia
Annemieke Bredahl Peppink Annemieke Bredahl Peppink ... Freja
Nicholas Westwood Kidd Nicholas Westwood Kidd ... Robin
Roland Møller ... Bjørn
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Jamal
Ali Abdul Amir Najei Ali Abdul Amir Najei ... Ali
Sandra El-Hussein Sandra El-Hussein ... Irem
Clement Black Petersen Clement Black Petersen ... Theis
Marina Vorobyeva Marina Vorobyeva ... Sofia
Jelena Bundalovic Jelena Bundalovic ... Petra
Sisse Navntoft Sisse Navntoft ... Gitte
Irina V. Babenko Irina V. Babenko ... Escort Girl 1
Monika Paula Fasula Monika Paula Fasula ... Escort Girl 2
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18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang decide they want revenge. What starts with pushing and shoving soon escalates into armed conflict. This is a big test for Caspar: is he ruthless enough for this battle? And will he drag his younger brother into it? Written by Christina

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Baboon Riddem
Performed & Written by Dixone
2011
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Apparently realistic, but some aridity due to documentary approach
31 October 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Even in the welfare society, it is difficult for a single mother to raise 3 children, particularly if two are teens whose need for money and approval is high. And less decent neighborhood includes several lures difficult to resist... Such is the background where two brothers Casper and Andy - leading characters of the film - have to cope. Surroundings is ugly and hard, with lots of gangs and violence, and outside help is scarcely available (incl. police or special organisations) - apart from adult criminals (such as Bjørn or Jamal) eager to use the youngsters' unshaped personality. But sooner or later, you have to make choices, and in such a way living, it is usually between bad and worse... The ending scenes are logical, although the very end could have been less brusque; well, it was intentional, I guess, for viewers pondering on and over.

The cast is rather uneven, the real brothers Dyekjær Gieses depict Casper and Andy well and in a realistic manner, but all the others were uninviting to me. The plot seemed unsteady, floating as well, some scenes remained incomplete or provided no additional meaning to the film. Or I am just unable to see more values because I have been "spoiled" by distinguishable acting (e.g. Mikkelsens, Bodnia, Lie Kaas) and more sophisticated plots (e.g. Vinterberg, Vinding Refn) visible in Danish films.


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Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

18 April 2013 (Denmark) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Budget:

DKK12,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,438,385
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