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Denmark, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Danmark Nu)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

β€œA vision that thoroughly debunks popular ideas of gangster romanticism.” - Toronto International Film Festival

Taking place over the course of a day, ageing Serbian drug baron, Milo (Zlatko Buric), prepares for his daughter's 25th birthday. At the same time, younger gangs are attempting to muscle in on his turf, which causes problems when attempting to keep the personal and professional aspects of his life separate. It doesn't help when Milo poisons his flunkies with some samosas.

Pusher III was filmed back-to-back with Pusher II. It turns each of the first two on its head, focusing on the trilogy's original villain who now appears more of a henpecked and doting father, as opposed to the thuggish brute we knew.

D/S Nicolas Winding Refn P Henrik Danstrup WS Nordisk Film International Sales L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2005/104mins

Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Denmark in 1970. His films include Pusher (MIFF 2006), Bleeder (1999), Fear X (2003), Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (MIFF 2006).

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