Sofie’s Danish Film Night
The Spotted Dog‘s barmaid Sofie (pictured) has convinced the steely landlord to have a night of Danish films at his fair inn:
So. Danish Film Night at the Spotted Dog has been green-lit by none other than Spotted Dog Owner, John Tighe, so without further ado, I give you the two titles we’ll be watching on Wednesday, November 28 –
BLINKENDE LYGTER (FLICKERING LIGHTS).
Described as ‘both shocking and funny, violent and gentle’, Flickering Lights is a brand new kind of gangster comedy* about four childhood friends who, when dispatched by a mob boss to rob a diplomat, decide to keep the loot and head for Barcelona. Only, their van breaks down in the middle of rural Denmark.
I KINA SPISER DE HUNDE (IN CHINA THEY EAT DOGS).
Meet Arvid, a regular bank clerk, whose life changes radically when he knocks out bank robber Franz with his squash racket – not least because, a few days later, Franz’ wife shows up at Arvid’s doorstep, lamenting that they needed that money for IVF. Feeling guilty, Arvid turns to his criminal brother Harald for help. The plan? To rob a money transport. The outcome? A whole lot bloodier, not to mention far more complicated than that.
Both films are written by Academy award winner Anders Thomas Jensen, whose style has been described as a cross between Tarantino and The Coen Brothers*.
* Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for grander bits in these descriptions. This is what it says on the back of the DVDs.
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