• R (2010)

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Release Date: June 17th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Sent to prison for assault, Rune has to quickly figure out the complex system of rules, honor and obligations.

Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Roland Møller, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Omar Shargawi, Jacob Gredsted, Kim Winther, Jorg Beutnagel, Lars Jensen

Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Nordisk Film

Distributors: Olive Films

Keywords: Escape, Engaging, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

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  • If you were among the many who thought highly of "A Prophet," the French prison drama that played here last year, you'll want to see the brutally realistic Danish thriller R. show more

  • If the trajectory of R foreshadows tragedy early and often (what prison film doesn't?), the filmmakers manage to infuse quiet moments of reflection and panic into each man's traumatic experience. show more

  • This unflinching parable brings the hammer down on its cinematic brethren's fetishization of cell-block Rockefellers. R's final shot says it all: The house wins. The house always wins. show more

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Winner Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Director
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Actor
Bodil Awards (2011)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2011)