Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen Script: Anders Thomas Jensen Producer: Kim Magnusson Production company: M&M Productions Cinematography: Eric Kress Editing: Anders Villadsen Music: Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, Jeppe Kaas Cast: Søren Pilmark, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen, Sofie Gråbøl, Iben Hjejle, Ole Thestrup, Frits Helmuth
Format: 35 mm Running time: 109'
Synopsis Torkild may be forty, but he's not past it, even though he is still in thrall to the Faeroe, a vicious, big-time crook from the Faeroe Isles. And even though his own little gang of faithful buddies has a depressing tendency to fail at the jobs he plans for them. The four no-goods with their traumatic childhood memories have never really grown up, but their lives change when at last they find a hang-out – a deserted forest inn – where they are able to lead a different kind of life, the kind other people lead, and indeed paid for by other people's money. So crime isn't the only thing that can become part of your nature – real life can, too.
Awards and Festivals Robert Festival 2001 - Audience Award, Best Cinematography
Directors Biography Anders Thomas Jensen was born in 1972, Denmark. Self-taught writer and director. His short films are studded with awards. In three consecutive years he had a short film nominated for an Acadamy Award, films produced by M & M Productions: 'Ernst & the Light' (1996, co-directed with Thomas Villum Jensen), ‘Wolfgang’ (1997), and Oscar-winner 'Election Night’ (1998). Jensen's directorial feature film debut was with Flickering Lights’ (2000), a box office success, critics ranking it as a brilliant and witty buddy movie. Boxoffice success was repeated with ‘The Green Butchers’ (2003), a winner at Oporto, Brussels and Amsterdam, and Adam's Apples’ (2005).
Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTER, Friday, October 21st at 20.30