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The Good Cop (2004)

Den gode strømer (original title)
A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

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Lasse Spang Olsen
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Credited cast:
Kim Bodnia ... Jens
René Dif ... Thomas
Nicolas Bro ... Mulle
Robert Hansen ... Farfar
Iben Hjejle ... Louise
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Per
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Sune
Jens Okking ... Manfred
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Reporter
Kenneth Carmohn Kenneth Carmohn ... Anders
Thomas Chaanhing ... Kinesisk mafialeder
Laura Drasbæk ... Kate
Helle Fagralid ... Girl at stand
Kenneth Fogel Kenneth Fogel ... Jo
Nikola Labovic Nikola Labovic ... Lettisk bande
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A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

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Minding other people's business...

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Denmark

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Danish | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Containerkuppet See more »

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DKK10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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This is a Danish film by Danish director Lasse Spang Olsen. See more »

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Another hit from Lasse Spang Olsen?
6 April 2004 | by black_assamiteSee all my reviews

I was so lucky to get a ticket for the preview in Aarhus, Denmark, where the team behind the movie presented it. Now those of you, who know Lasse Spang Olsen, know some of his other movies: "I kina spiser de hunde", "Gamle mænd i ny biler", "Jolly Roger" (I know there is more but these are the ones I've seen!). So I was looking forward to see this one. I must say I didn't know much about the movie before I went in to see it but I came out and was glad that I did. It is as Kim Bodnia describes it (in Film Guide, April 2004) an action-comedy.

It is funny. It's one of the few times I've laughed out loud in the cinema but I must say it is not as funny as "I kina spiser de hunde" and small next to "Gamle mænd i nye biler" which gave me stomach ache watching it.

Story-wise it was okay. A copper is helping the bad guys in good faith, in stead of putting them in jail, while trying to do his job. We have seen it a LOT of time in English movies but not that many in Danish. Again I like the story better in "I Kina spiser de hunde" and "Gamle mænd i ny biler" than "Den gode strømer".

Big bangs?? Now there is a lot of big bangs i the movie but most of it is happing the last 30 min. But then a lot is happing!!

Acting: Well... They are all doing a good job. Nothing about that. Kim Bodnia is great as always. It is nice to see that René Dif can do more than 'Aqua Ken'!! I think that he is doing it good and am hoping to see more movies with him. Robert Hansen, I know from "Krummerne 3" and "Kærlighed ved første hik" series but never in an action movie, again not a bad word about him.

All in all... I think that it was a good movie; it was funny, some big bangs and a lot of good acting...

I hope this was of some help.


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