Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »
Anders Thomas Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
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Lasse Spang Olsen
Tomas Villum Jensen
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Gabriel and Elias are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn't their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family. The brothers' first meeting with the family doesn't go as expected. Gabriel and Elias are stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people, Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free. Written by
Anders Thomas Jensen
The old sanatorium from the movie was part of the sanatorium in Beelitz, near Berlin, Germany. The complex consists of 60 buildings built between 1898 and 1930. When the sanatorium was uses as a military hospital in WWI, Adolf Hitler was among the wounded. After WWII, it was used as a military hospital by the soviet union until 1994. Since they passed on any modernization the complex is very popular among movie companies for history pieces. Parts of The Pianist (2002) and Valkyrie (2008) where shot in the area. See more »
I should start off by saying that I'm not a lover of quirky movies-- art-house or indy or weird. John Wick is my favourite film. Having said that, I loved this. The film is just funny. I watched an interview with the director and he claimed it played on an "English" sense of humour. I agree. Only the English get English humour, so I'm not sure everyone would find this as amusing as I did. The comedy is in an expression or a tiny throwaway line. In some crazy ways it reminds me of The World's End, the movie with Simon Pegg about a group of ageing men trying to regain their youth. In both movies you have the leads playing it totally straight, which only goes to emphasise the utter madness going on around them (in the Simon Pegg movie it's killer robots and in Men & Chicken it's...well, men with chickens, but you get my point). We start out with two slightly odd men (Mads's character Elias in particular) only to descend step by step, when they meet their other brothers, into total madness and chaos, which only gets funnier and funnier as your basis for judging madness slips and slips. I'm not sure which scene I liked more, the trip to the kindergarten to get rehired (I wouldn't hire these men as suicide bombers let alone to work with kids) or the one to pick up "girls" in an old people's home. This is one I'll watch again.
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