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  • Actors Kim Bodnia and Mads Mikkelsen walk in the streets of Copenhagen.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s


Friday, April 26

(1996) “This is the worst week in Frank’s life – and very possibly the last. Deep in debt, he fixes up a complicated heroin deal involving his skinhead pal Tonny and Balkan dealer Milo. The exchange is a bust, and Frank loses both money and merchandise. By Thursday, Tonny’s out of the picture and Milo’s putting on the squeeze. By Friday, Saturday might never happen. Using available light, spasmodic handheld camerawork, and improvised dialogue, Refn goes out of his way (in his first feature) to create an everyday world of extraordinary circumstance – then piles on a pounding thrash guitar score and punchy editing to create a kind of electric realism.” – Tom Charity, Time Out. 35mm. Approx. 110 min.

Part one of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher Trilogy.

PUSHER II: WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS screens Saturday, April 27 at 10:10.

PUSHER III: I AM THE ANGEL OF DEATH screens Saturday, May 4 at 10:00.


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