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The Green Butchers

Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 2003

99 min.DK/Feature

A comedy that combines the trite, the morbid and the amusing. Bjarne and Svend are pals. Svend has great ambition driven by an equally great inferiority complex, while Bjarne hardly cares about anything at all apart from Astrid, his girlfriend. Starting their own butcher's shop enables them to escape from their vicious boss, Holger, but the shop doesn't do well until a bizarre coincidence leads Svend to concoct a new dish for the organic butcher shop. Business takes off, but will they still be able to obtain the ingredients for this special dish?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title De grønne slagtere
Danish title De grønne slagtere
Other titles The Green Butchers
Director Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Anders Villadsen
Production designer Mia Stensgaard
Appearances Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Ole Thestrup, Line Kruse
Production country Denmark
Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales LevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 B, 3. sal / 1850 Frederiksberg C / c +45 2010 8580 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2713 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 07.03.2003, Imperial, vist til "launch party" kl. 24:30 ved NatFilm Festivalen
Danish theatrical release 21.03.2003
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Imperial, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, Bio Værløse, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 58 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy 60 / 40 støtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome

Direction

Direction Anders Thomas Jensen
Assistant director Peter Bækkel
Assistant director Arn Lou

Script

Script Anders Thomas Jensen

Production

Production Kim Magnusson
Production Tivi Magnusson

Cinematography

Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov

Stills

Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Viggo Grumme

Editing

Editing Anders Villadsen

Production design

Production designer Mia Stensgaard

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Helle Nielsen

Sound

Sound: post production Nino Jacobsen
Sound: post production Jenni Galsdam
Sound: post production Roar Skov-Olsen
Sound: post production Michael Dela

Appearance

Bjarne/Eigil Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Svend Mads Mikkelsen
Holger Ole Thestrup
Astrid Line Kruse
Tina Bodil Jørgensen
Pastor Villumsen Aksel Erhardsen
Hus-Hans Nicolas Bro
Beate Camilla Bendix
Fru Juhl Lily Weiding
Ingrid Grith Elsebeth Steentoft
Håndværker #1 Tomas Villum Jensen
Håndværker #2 Peter Lambert
Trommer Jeppe Kaas
Elektriker Mikkel Vadsholt

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
The Silver Mèliés 2004 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2004

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Transilvania International Film Festival 2005-05-27
Warsaw International Film Festival 2004-10-07
Melbourne Film Festival 2004-07-21
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2004-07-15
Sydney Film Festival 2004-06-11
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2004-04-15
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2004-03-12
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2004-02-12
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2003-11-06
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2003-09-19
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2003-09-18
Toronto International Film Festival 2003-09-04
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003-08-17
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