• R (2011)

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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

Keywords: Engaging, Escape, Prison

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    David FearTime Out

    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

  • 75
    Glenn Heath Jr.Slant Magazine

    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

  • 75
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    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

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Winner Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Director
Robert Award (2011)