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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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Goofs

The alarm clock in the opening sequence shows 6:45 am and a while later, it starts beeping but still shows 6:45 am. 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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Connections

Referenced in Morten og Peter vender tilbage (2002) See more »

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Cult? the 10th anniversary
27 August 2009 | by klaus-w1978See all my reviews

I was wondering why this movie just got a 7.something - saw the very first comments on this and got kind of angry. What the heck went wrong with you guys? Why need to compare this masterpiece by a boring Tarantino? Seems the director got some jealous friends. But never-mind, its nearly 10 years ago.

The Main-characters: Arvid, Harald, Vuk and the cooks went out to make danish movies famous, and thats what just happened: Im going to watch them all.

Take it as it comes: this movie is simply a must - great cast and an awesome dirty story. This one belongs into the the all-time 250 hall.

First time you'll laugh, second time you'll explore all the fine acting, finally and third time, you'll become jealous about killing a rock'n roll-band. Who has never dreamed about it ;)


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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:

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1.85 : 1
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