The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere) (2003)
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This black comedy from Denmark involves the exploits of Bjarne and Svend, two friends who go into the meat-cutting business together only to see their venture fail miserably. But when Svend starts experimenting with a strange new culinary concoction, business picks up -- but they find that getting ahold of their "secret ingredient" will be more of a challenge than they thought. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
Apr 3, 2004 Wide
May 17, 2005
Newmarket Films - Official Site
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Gruesome as it may sound, Butchers is a likeable, well-made film and a genuine comedy.
You might not want to dine with this group, especially if they brought the meat. But it's OK to play with the knives a little.
While it's got a refreshingly dry, nasty tone, the film is never quite as funny as it needs to be.
Neither funny nor outrageous nor horrifying nor conventionally affecting.
For a comedy, that most culturally-specific of genres, the Danish production travels remarkably well
Denmark may not have any Coen brothers, but it does have one Anders Thomas Jensen, and he's more than enough.
...considering the premise, this is a remarkably accessible little film.
Isn't for all tastes, but it's well worth digging into -- if you've got the stomach for it.
A dark comedy whose story is propelled by shock but sustained by issues of love and forgiveness.
Mines the deep vein of flat-out weirdness that runs through an apparently sleepy, picturesque Danish community.
Great hapless performances by the leads keep things running even when the script decides to turn sentimental, threatening to make mincemeat out of the nasty fun.
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