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Blinkende lygter (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 November 2000 (Denmark)
A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.

Writer:

Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Søren Pilmark ... Torkild
Ulrich Thomsen ... Peter
Mads Mikkelsen ... Arne
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Stefan
Sofie Gråbøl ... Hanne
Iben Hjejle ... Therese
Frits Helmuth Frits Helmuth ... Carl
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Alfred Jæger
Peter Andersson ... Færingen
Niels Anders Thorn Niels Anders Thorn ... William
Henning Jensen ... Peters Far
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Peters Mor
Jesper Asholt Jesper Asholt ... Torkilds Far
Helle Dolleris Helle Dolleris ... Torkilds Mor
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Farfar
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Storyline

Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize, that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But they can't avoid being caught up by their past. Written by Volker Merl <volko@foni.net>

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De har altid været på flugt - nu løber de for livet.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Helle Virkner who plays Stefan's aunt, also played in Matador (1978), the TV series the guys are watching. See more »

Goofs

The guy bringing the cigarettes "from Poland" in the beginning of the movie does not at all speak Polish, but is actually speaking Russian. See more »

Quotes

Peter: It smells like rotten ass in here! I need some coke!
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Connections

References Matador (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Run for the Money
Written and Performed by Peter Viskinde
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User Reviews

A lot of intranslatable humour
10 November 2008 | by henrik-raschSee all my reviews

A lot of the humour in this extremely funny movie cannot be translated into English. One example: At one point Stefan is caught crying while reading a poem from the book that lends it title to the entire film. This causes some scepticism among his friends, who asks him exactly what he is reading. He then says that the book is written by one "Ove Ditlevsen". To a danish audience it is obvious, that the book actually is by the famous danish (female) author "Tove Ditlevsen", but none of our heroes seems to know her. The sensitive Stefan is backed up by Thorkil who insists that "Actually Ove Ditlevsen is one of this country's finest authors".


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinkende lygter See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,760,077
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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