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PUSHER (Blu-ray Slipcase) The Accent Collections (1996)

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"Director Nicolas Winding Refn somehow emerges from the cliches with an exceptionally propulsive and harrowing tour through the Copenhagen drug trade." A.V. Club "Refn's sense of style makes Pusher an exhilarating ride from start to finish. His skill as a writer and his actors' skill as performers give the film a depth that will ensure it sticks with you well beyond the haunting final frame. Absolutely not to be missed." Twitch "There are any number of films that follow similar plot lines to Pusher, what sets this apart is that Refn has struck a flawless balance between criminal activity and human character. He knows full well that the film won't have any punch unless we care about these people and he gives every one of them ample time to breath." Twitch "It doesn't pause for pop-cult free associations, art-directed trippiness, or smirking wisecracks... When a shotgun goes off in someone's face, it's decidedly not a punch line." - Village Voice


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Catalogue No. ACC0335
SRP A$19.98
APN 9333723003357
DVD Release Date 20 Nov 2013
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Producer --
Cast KIM BODNIA, MADS MIKKELSEN, LAURA DRASBAEK
Genre Crime Thriller
Rating MA15+ (Strong drug use , Strong sexual references , Strong violence)
Run Time 105 mins
Visual Format 1.85
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Danish
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Quotes "Director Nicolas Winding Refn somehow emerges from the cliches with an exceptionally propulsive and harrowing tour through the Copenhagen drug trade." A.V. Club "Refn's sense of style makes Pusher an exhilarating ride from start to finish. His skill as a writer and his actors' skill as performers give the film a depth that will ensure it sticks with you well beyond the haunting final frame. Absolutely not to be missed." Twitch "There are any number of films that follow similar plot lines to Pusher, what sets this apart is that Refn has struck a flawless balance between criminal activity and human character. He knows full well that the film won't have any punch unless we care about these people and he gives every one of them ample time to breath." Twitch "It doesn't pause for pop-cult free associations, art-directed trippiness, or smirking wisecracks... When a shotgun goes off in someone's face, it's decidedly not a punch line." - Village Voice
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Synopsis
Down these mean streets a drug dealer up to his eyeballs in debt will walk. Frank (Kim Bodnia) makes ends as a middling dope peddler with top shelf tastes. He bounces around with skinhead cum standover goon Tony (Mads Mikkelsen). Pushing beyond neon glare and sunrise the pair take to the night as if on a mission of seek and destroy. The bars soon give way to clubs and then brothels, no activity too debaucherous. In this they are partners in crime as each exists in the oblivion afforded by inflated sensual overload. But all this excess has afforded Frank a sizeable debt to Croatian crime boss Milo (Zlatko Buric). An ambitious plan to wipe out the financial obligation exceeds Frank’s shaky grasp and when he’s forced to dive into a waterway to rid himself of evidence during a bust by cops in doing so he loses the product he was reliant upon to free him of his now unmanageable financial albatross. Now as Milo unleashes the thugs, whose skill sets begin and end in torture, Frank is propelled into a hectic offensive to secure money at all costs across Copenhagen.

The debut feature of Danish wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn whose recent Hollywood action films Drive and Only God Forgives have stunned critics and audiences, Pusher serves as the pulsating reminder of where it all began. Just as the hopped up characters threaten to careen out of control Refn is in command of this kinetic experience each hurried step of the way.
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