October 29, 2006, @ 3:00 pm
Pusher – Saturday, Oct. 28, 3:00 p.m.
(Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark 1996, 105 min.)
Plunge deep into the Copenhagen underworld and explore the life of low-rent drug dealer Frank (Kim Bodnia). Betrayed to the cops by his slow-witted sidekick Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen), Frank avoids arrest, but loses his cache of drugs, putting him at the mercy of his vicious Serbian supplier, Milo (Zlatko Buric). Dynamic and compulsively watchable, the first chapter of the trilogy will have you hooked from frame one.
Pusher 2 – Saturday, Oct. 28, 5:15.p.m.
(Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark 2004, 96 min.)
Just released from prison, drug dealer Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen in a revealing performance) attempts a rapprochement with his father, a local mob kingpin who never gave his son the respect Tonny felt he deserved. After Tonny learns he has a child himself, his plans to bring himself above the status of laughingstock in the Copenhagen underworld go violently wrong and he finds himself on the run again. Suspenseful and darkly comic, the middle part of the trilogy builds to a stunning wedding sequence that is one of the most brilliantly directed set-pieces in recent cinema.
Pusher 3 – Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00.p.m.
(Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark 2004, 106 min.,)
Zlatko Buric commands the third part of the series of Danish crime sagas as Milo, the seemingly ruthless gangster and drug supplier who appeared as a supporting character in Pusher and Pusher 2. Seen up close and personal, Milo is revealed to be a family man with quite a few problems of his own, most notably a drug problem that’s just kicked in again after months of being clean. Attempting to balance his underworld business dealings, his N.A. meetings and his daughter’s engagement party, Milo begins to fall apart. Told with a heavy dose of gallows humor, the final Pusher film is, like its predecessors, superbly written and compellingly executed. Ticket passes good for all three films are $10, $8 members and students. Advance tickets available at the Dryden Theatre box office, the museum’s admission desk or by clicking on the link below.
All films in Danish with subtitles