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Adam's Apples (2005)

Adams æbler (original title)
A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

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Adam Pedersen
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Ivan
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Gunnar
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Sarah Svendsen
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Khalid
Ole Thestrup ...
Dr. Kolberg
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Holger
Gyrd Løfquist ...
Poul Nordkap
Lars Ranthe ...
Peter Reichhardt ...
Nalle
Tomas Villum Jensen ...
Arne
Peter Lambert ...
Jørgen
Solvej K. Christensen ...
Pige på tankstation
Rasmus Rise ...
Ung fyr på tankstation #1 (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Jacob-Ole Remming ...
Ung fyr på tankstation #2 (as Jacob Ole Remming)

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Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Én ulykke kommer sjældent alene [Scandinavian saying equivalent of: When it rains, it pours]

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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According to the making of-featurette on the DVD, the scene with the crows eating apples was planned to be computer-generated, until a few Czechs showed up with four boxes of real life trained crows, and in the end everything worked out fine for a minimum of cost. See more »

Quotes

[Khalid shoots Jørgen]
Adam Pedersen: What the hell are you doing?
Khalid: I got stressed! You saw him, yourself! He came at me with his knee! His sociopathic knee!
Jørgen: You shot me!
Khalid: Yeah, there's alot of witnesses! It's not the first time he does it!
Jørgen: You shot me!
Khalid: I said I'm sorry, you fat bastard! Now, shut the fuck up! What do you wanna do? Argue about it?
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DU VED DET NOK, MIT HJERTE
by Susanne Hauge Sorensen
Al Tid/Refleks Musik
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Typical Anders Thomas Jensen, but he has grown!
5 April 2005 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark.) – See all my reviews

Anders Thomas Jensen may be the most interesting danish director/scriptwriter in recent times, and this movie certainly proves it. The neo-nazi Adam (Ulrich Thomsen) is sent to resocialization at a local church with a priest who can't do anything but turn the other cheek. In a religious context he relive the life and destiny of Job who's punished by God. This could very well have been an abstract and far-our movie, however Thomas Jensen has the ability to make it understandable, humorous and very entertaining, while keeping the love and respect of the religious story. He also has the ability to make the audience reflect the content, by providing black humour, quickly followed by caring tragedy. One might not always know why one laughs. Following the success of Blinkende Lygter and the not-so-great De Grønne Slagtere, Thomas Jensen places this story in between, by providing a black comedy with a great mind.


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