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De grønne slagtere (2003)

Directed by:
Anders Thomas Jensen
COUNTRY
Denmark
GENRE
Comedy
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Green Butchers
RUNNING TIME
100 minutter
Produced by:
Kim Magnusson
Tivi Magnusson
Written by:
Anders Thomas Jensen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Astrid Line Kruse ½
Bjarne/Egil Nikolai Lie Kaas ½
Svend Mads Mikkelsen ½

 

Review

Danish film is certainly still buzzing, and here comes Anders Thomas Jensen with another expertly written, highly absurd story about a couple of young butchers and their anything but ordinary methods. Jensen, the penner behind tarantinoesque movies such as I Kina spiser de hunde og Gamle mænd i nye biler (among others), has this time opted to implement a less traditional (but hardly less morbid) criminal path for his protagonists. The result is a wonderfully bizarre tale of two, at their best, social misfits (brilliantly portrayed by Nikolai Lie Kaas and Mads Mikkelsen). Jensen constructs his movie with a great sense of progression, but his visual flair is perhaps even more astonishing; he creates a dense atmosphere soaked in an aptly coloured green palette. De grønne slagtere is another verification that Danish cinema is one of the most creative at present.

Copyright © 22.9.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]