Since we were touring Europe for these last few weeks, it’s unavoidable to mention this cult trilogy coming to us from Denmark. Pusher is more than just a movie, it’s a personal experience about drugs and drug dealing that actually deters you from those imaginative scenarios that you keep coming up after a mainstream drug related movie. It is an extremely accurate representation of the drug underworld and its participants, willing and unwilling… The hard choices, hard people and lives that are at stake almost all the time. There are no magic shortcuts, deals and good people, only humans and their flaws and “virtues”. Although the crew denied rumors that they were using actual drugs during filming, any experienced pothead can recognize that stare…

Pusher PosterMeet Frank, a low-level drug dealer looking for that big score that’s going to promote him to mid-level dealer in Copenhagen. He and his buddy Tonny are living the life, parties, nightclubs, women and, of course, drugs. As Frank decides to move up the ranks, he sets in motion a couple of deals that all need to go well in order for him to advance in his career. One of them is a big deal between him and a local drug lord called Milo. He is a a funny man, a Serb, and certainly a man not to be fucked with, especially if he employs a rather ruthless crew. In the beginning it all seemed to be going well, but then, out of nowhere things started to look bad, very bad…

Since this movie leaves a different impression on each person that watches it, I will leave you with that (I hope that it interested you enough). And now, some more praises: it reminded me of another movie from 1996 called Strange Days that’s about this drug that you take and then experience the events from another persons life, which is pretty much what Pusher does. We get to be a pusher in Copenhagen for a few days, and that is so rare to find that this movie is definitely a must see, enjoy….

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writers: Jens Dahl, Nicolas Winding Refn

Cast: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Mads Mikkelsen, Slavko Labovic, Laura Drasbæk

Fun Facts: The film was at first going to be a 10-minute short, with director Nicolas Winding Refn in the lead role.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117407

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