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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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Solvej K. Christensen ...
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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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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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15 April 2005 (Denmark)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,305, 18 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,305, 18 March 2007
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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

[Esben, Holger and Jørgen approach Adam and Khalid]
Esben: [to Adam] What the hell are you doing?
Adam Pedersen: Picking apples.
Esben: With a sand-nigger?
Holger: What happened?
Adam Pedersen: It was a lightning. It knocked down the tree.
Esben: What the hell is wrong with you? Are you trying to make us look bad?
Jørgen: What do you mean?
Esben: You're running around talking about apple pie and climbing trees with a nigger. Are you an idiot?
Adam Pedersen: Listen, Esben. I think you should get out of here.
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Connections

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb (as Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)
Performed by Take That
© BMG Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB
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Profound, but certainly not a comedy.
1 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

The description of this movie makes it sound boring and tedious; actually, it's compelling. The acting is superb, the photography stark but sweet, and the story unfolds perfectly. If you are a fan of The Shawshank Redemption this could be your cup of tea. It has the same depth, but there's something more literary about it. Jensen, the writer/director, doesn't milk any scenes for a cheap emotional catharsis; rather, he carries you along through the characters' personal evolution in the most genuine way possible. (FYI: the way the subtitles were handled made them extremely easy to read, so if you typically shy away from films with subtitles these are more user-friendly.)


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