PUSHER II (2004) [feature]

Denmark (MIFF 2006 , Danmark Nu)

“It's as if Coppola had decided to make sadsack Fredo Corleone the hero of one of the Godfather films.” - Toronto International Film Festival

Just out of prison, small-time crook Tonny (already familiar to fans of Pusher) tries to sort out his life and gain the respect of his father. But the more he tries, the more trouble he gets - and, suddenly, he finds himself saddled with a debt to his father that he just can't pay.

Kicking in where Pusher left off, Pusher II reflects a world of drug-dealing and abuse, semi-bourgeois ideals and sex trafficking, mindless violence and unutterable emotions, in which the increasingly manic Tonny (played by Mads Mikkelsen in the performance of his career) pushes blindly through.

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D/S Nicolas Winding Refn P Henrik Danstrup WS Nordisk Film International Sales L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2004/96mins

Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Denmark in 1970. His films include Pusher (MIFF 2006), Bleeder (1999), Fear X (2003), Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death (MIFF 2006).

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