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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

I Kina spiser de hunde (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 September 1999 (Denmark)
Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures.

Director:

Lasse Spang Olsen

Writer:

Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Harald
Dejan Cukic ... Arvid
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Martin
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Peter Gantzler ... Franz
Trine Dyrholm ... Hanne
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Astrid
Brian Patterson Brian Patterson ... Vuk
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Henning (as Søren Sætter Lassen)
Lester Wiese Lester Wiese ... Richard
Jesper Christensen ... Bartender
Lasse Lunderskov Lasse Lunderskov ... Jørgen
Preben Harris Preben Harris ... Erling
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Ratko
Zarko Labovic Zarko Labovic ... Onkel (Uncle)
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Storyline

Arvid is a regular bank clerk, whose life changes radically when he knocks out the bank robber Franz with his squash racket. A few days later Franz's wife visits him lamenting that she needed the swag for an IVF. To obtain the money Arvid and his criminal brother Harald plan a thievery, which ends bloodily and drags them into real trouble. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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When Vuk crashes into the cars, the cars explode before they are hit. See more »

Quotes

Richard: [Richard just found out that bartender is a Devil] Dammit, I should've known... you little devil you... but I haven't seen you before!
Bartender: It's also my first pick-up
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A great action comedy. Black humor at it's best.
30 September 1999 | by KyndeSee all my reviews

This is a very funny movie that entertains you all the way. Something happens from the beginning through the end. Even during the subtitles people stayed, to hear the last jokes. Many of the things happening has been done before, but here is added some typical Danish black humor. Like when one guy, shoots another guy, and then calmly asks him to shut up. And even though the poor guys brain is all over the room, you can't help laughing. I think there are 22 killings in the movie, but it's done in a way, so you never takes it serious. You are always aware that this is a movie, and it's all just for fun.

I think it can be compared to Pulp Fiction, for the way people gets killed, and to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in the way the main characters are trying to raise money, with all the problems and killing this leads to.

I will give this a 9 of 10, because it's a little superficial, and not totally original, but I haven't laughed so much for a long time. Not since I saw the other new Danish top comedy Den Eneste ene in the spring.


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Official Sites:

Scanbox / Steen Herdel

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English | Serbian | German

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

In China They Eat Dogs See more »

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1.85 : 1
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