De grønne slagtere

Denmark

Synopsis

THE GREEN BUTCHERS is a comedy that combines the trite, the morbid and the amusing. Bjarne and Svend are pals. Svend has great ambition driven by an equally great inferiority complex, while Bjarne hardly cares about anything at all apart from Astrid, his girlfriend. Starting their own butcher's shop enables them to escape from their vicious boss, Holger, but the shop doesn't do well until a bizarre coincidence leads Svend to concoct a new dish for the organic butcher shop. Business takes off, but will they still be able to obtain the ingredients for this special dish?



Director's Biography

Anders Thomas Jensen born in 1972, Denmark. Screenplay-writer on a number of Danish feature films, including the two Dogme films THE KING IS ALIVE (2001), selected for Un Certain Regard, Cannes, and MIFUNE (1998), a Grand Prix and Silver Bear winner in Berlin. He has also written the screenplay for Seen Kragh-Jacobsen's SKAGERRAK (2003), as well as Susanne Bier's OPEN HEARTS (2002). His contribution to short films is studded with awards: In three consecutive years he had a short film nominated for an Academy Award. These were all written and (or co-) directed by Jensen himself and produced by M & M Productions: Ernst & the Light / Ernst & Lyset (1996), Wolfgang / Wolfgang (1998), and Election Night / Valgaften (1998), the latter being recipient of an Oscar. His feature film debut Flickering Lights / Blinkende lygter (2000) was a box office success, and praised by critics who ranked the film as a brilliant and witty buddy movie. THE GREEN BUTCHERS is Anders Thomas Jensen's second feature film.

Filmography:

2003 THE GREEN BUTCHERS
2000 FLICKERING LIGHTS
1998 ELECTION NIGHT
1997 WOLFGANG
1996 ERNST & THE LIGHT
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

Written by: Anders Thomas Jensen

Produced by: Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson

Cinematography: Sebastian Blenkov

Editing: Anders Villadsen

Production Design: Mia Stensgaard

Costume Design: Mia Stensgaard, Helle Nielsen

Make-Up & Hair: Charlotte Laustsen

Original Score: Jeppe Kaas

Sound Design: Nino Jacobsen

Main Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Bjarne & Eigil ), Mads Mikkelsen (Svend), Line Kruse (Astrid), Ole Thestrup (Holger ), Bodil Jørgensen (Tina), Aksel Erhardtsen (Pastor Villumsen), Lily Weiding (Fru Juhl ), Nicolas Bro (Hus Hans)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2003