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?
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Original title De grønne slagtere
Danish title De grønne slagtere
Director Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Anders Villadsen
Production designer Mia Stensgaard
Appearance Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Ole Thestrup, Line Kruse
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales LevelK
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
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Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome


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


Script Anders Thomas Jensen
Translation: Danish-American English Marsha Henriksen


Production Kim Magnusson
Production Tivi Magnusson


Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov


Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Viggo Grumme


Editing Anders Villadsen

Production design

Production designer Mia Stensgaard


Wardrobe Helle Nielsen


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


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

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