The Green Butchers

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"There is something mythological about killing an animal and then mocking it by sticking it into its own intestine"
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 7.2  (24,362)
  • 54

The Green Butchers is a dark comedy from Denmark that was released in 2003. The film was written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, and stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, and Line Kruse. The story follows two friends, Svend and Bjarne, who work at a butcher shop in Copenhagen. Despite being talented butchers, they struggle to keep their business afloat due to a lack of customers. After accidentally killing their boss and disposing of his body, they decide to start their own business, using the human flesh they have on hand as meat for their shop.

Despite the morbid premise, the film is surprisingly funny and light-hearted. The two main characters are likeable and sympathetic, even though they are engaged in some pretty heinous behavior. The humor is dark and offbeat, but never feels mean-spirited or cruel.

As the story progresses, Svend and Bjarne's business begins to take off, thanks in part to the unique flavor of their meat. However, their success also attracts unwanted attention from the local health inspector and the police, who begin to suspect that something sinister is going on.

The film is anchored by strong performances from its three leads. Nikolaj Lie Kaas plays Svend, the more eccentric and neurotic of the two butchers. Mads Mikkelsen is Bjarne, the more laid-back and practical of the pair. Line Kruse plays Astrid, a florist who becomes romantically involved with Svend.

The film's visual style is also noteworthy, with dark, moody lighting and a distinct green color palette that gives the film an unsettling and surreal atmosphere.

Overall, The Green Butchers is a unique and entertaining film that blends comedy, horror, and drama in an unexpected way. Its offbeat humor and strong performances make it a must-see for fans of dark and unconventional comedies.

The Green Butchers is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 54.

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