Academy Award™ winner Anders Thomas Jensen, whose style has been described as a cross between Tarantino and The Coen brothers, has pulled a stunner with Flickering Lights, both shocking and funny, violent and gentle. It's a brand new kind of gangster comedy about four childhood buddies whose screwed-up crimes turn out to have a redeeming value. Torkild, a bumbling petty criminal, and his accomplices, dispatched by a mob boss to rob a diplomat, decide to flee with the loot and head for Barcelona. After their van breaks down in the Danish countryside, they find refuge in an abandoned building. Their leader, deciding that he's tired of the criminal life, buys it in hopes of opening a restaurant. Even though his little gang of faithful buddies (who have never really grown up) has a depressing tendency to fail at all jobs, they unite in the effort and magically, incredibly, are able to turn their lives around.

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Flickering Lights (2000)

Action/Comedy · 1h 49m

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Academy Award™ winner Anders Thomas Jensen, whose style has been described as a cross between Tarantino and The Coen brothers, has pulled a stunner with Flickering Lights, both shocking and funny, violent and gentle. It's a brand new kind of gangster comedy about four childhood buddies whose screwed-up crimes turn out to have a redeeming value. Torkild, a bumbling petty criminal, and his accomplices, dispatched by a mob boss to rob a diplomat, decide to flee with the loot and head for Barcelona. After their van breaks down in the Danish countryside, they find refuge in an abandoned building. Their leader, deciding that he's tired of the criminal life, buys it in hopes of opening a restaurant. Even though his little gang of faithful buddies (who have never really grown up) has a depressing tendency to fail at all jobs, they unite in the effort and magically, incredibly, are able to turn their lives around.

Status

Released

Language

Danish

Countries

Denmark, Sweden

Production Company

M&M Productions
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Peter Andersson

Færingen
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Morten Gundel

Peter, 15 år
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Goran Spasojevic

Polsk Chauffør
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Peter Reichhardt

Flemming
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Tomas Villum Jensen

Tom
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Ulrich Thomsen

Peter
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Lars Nepper-Christensen

Simon
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Henning Jensen

Peters Far
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Andreas Andersen

Lars
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David Munksgaard

Stefan, 15 år
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Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Stefan
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Lars Kaalund

Anders
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Peter Lambert

Tommy
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Sebastian Jessen

Christian
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Thomas Bo Larsen

Jens
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Niciki Jensen

Arne, 15 år
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Helle Dolleris

Torkilds Mor
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Ole Thestrup

Alfred Jæger
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Karen-Lise Mynster

Stefans Mor
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Frits Helmuth

Carl
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Max Hansen

Arnes Far
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Niels Anders Thorn

William
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Adam Brix

Torkild, 17 år
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Jesper Asholt

Torkilds Far
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Sofie Gråbøl

Hanne
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Laura Drasbæk

Susanne
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Ove Rud

Ældre mand
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Helle Virkner

Tante Beate
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Solbjørg Højfeldt

Peters Mor
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Mads Mikkelsen

Arne
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Iben Hjejle

Therese
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Bent Mejding

Farfar
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Søren Pilmark

Torkild
Crew
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Anders Thomas Jensen

Director
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Jeppe Kaas

Music
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Bent Fabricius Bjerre

Music
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Michael Bille Frandsen

Producer
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Anders Villadsen

Editor
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Eric Kress

Cinematograpy
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Tivi Magnusson

Producer
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Marianne Moritzen

Producer
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Anders Thomas Jensen

Writer
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Kim Magnusson

Producer
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Disc Title Front Cover

Flickering Lights

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/25/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

Flickering Lights

(DVD)

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