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Northwest (2013)

Nordvest (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 April 2013 (Denmark)
18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang ... See full summary »

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Michael Noer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Casper
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Andy
Lene Maria Christensen Lene Maria Christensen ... Olivia
Annemieke Bredahl Peppink Annemieke Bredahl Peppink ... Freja
Nicholas Westwood Kidd Nicholas Westwood Kidd ... Robin
Roland Møller ... Bjørn
Dulfi Al-Jabouri Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Jamal
Ali Abdul Amir Najei Ali Abdul Amir Najei ... Ali
Sandra El-Hussein Sandra El-Hussein ... Irem
Clement Black Petersen Clement Black Petersen ... Theis
Marina Vorobyeva Marina Vorobyeva ... Sofia
Jelena Bundalovic Jelena Bundalovic ... Petra
Sisse Navntoft Sisse Navntoft ... Gitte
Irina V. Babenko Irina V. Babenko ... Escort Girl 1
Monika Paula Fasula Monika Paula Fasula ... Escort Girl 2
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Storyline

18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang decide they want revenge. What starts with pushing and shoving soon escalates into armed conflict. This is a big test for Caspar: is he ruthless enough for this battle? And will he drag his younger brother into it? Written by Christina

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

18 April 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Northwest See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK12,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,438,385
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

DJ (2009)
Performed and Written by Alphabeat
Taken from the album "The Spell"
Label: Copenhagen Records
Publishing: Good Songs Publishing
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The mastery of showing contrasts
14 September 2015 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Some people expect that Scandinavia has no problems; here you can see gangs and violence in Denmark. "Nordwest" is very entertaining movie about Danish underworld. Besides that, it is important to highlight the successful narrative strategy chosen by movie makers: exploring the contrasts. Throughout the movie, until the very end, the story alternates between family life and crime, poor and wealthy living, immigrants and white men, intimidation and fear, child innocence and bandit violence, preserving the brother and introducing him to the gang, defenseless prostitutes and mob warriors, noise and silence, fast pace and stillness. I strongly recommend this film. Some people complained about the end, but I think it was a great idea. Indeed, that's the difference between obvious formulas and the mastery of the cinema language.


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