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R (2011)

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Immediately upon arriving at Denmark's most notorious prison, Rune learns that his future cellmates "are anxiously waiting for him." Once there, he is forced to crawl through a series of everyday humiliations dished out by the abusive inmates running his section of the prison. Incapable of finding his place in a new and hostile environment, Rune spends the next days cleaning toilets, putting up with sadistic provocations and obeying everyone's orders. But if "R" stands for Rune, the letter also refers to Rashid, a young Muslim prisoner who, like Rune, is at the bottom of another Darwinian clique of prisoners. Although Whites and Muslims are only allowed to mingle under strict supervision, Rune and Rashid meet at the prison's kitchen and together, come up with a plan to deal and transport drugs. Their trafficking scheme brings dope and junk to where they are needed, and collects cash from where it can be found, immediately making Rune and Rashid more influential - or less expendable. But altering the hierarchy inside a maximum security prison can be a dangerous proposition, and as soon as Rashid spills the beans about their secret ways, he and Rune find themselves in some serious trouble.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
89% - Fresh
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2011 (Limited) by Olive Films
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, Prison, Gangs, Bigotry, Religious, Narcotics
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Denmark


Dulfi Al-Jabouri    Rashid
Roland Møller    The Mason
Jacob Gredsted    Carsten
Kim Winther    Prison Guard Kim
Omar Shargawi    Bazhir
Sune Nørgaard    Sune

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tobias Lindholm
Screenwriter    Michael Noer
Producer    Rene Ezra
Producer    Tomas Radoor
Executive Producer    Kim Magnusson
Cinematographer    Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor    Adam Nielsen
Sound Designer    Morten Green
Sound Mixer    Jens Hartvig
Costume Designer    Lotte Stenlev

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June 17th, 2011

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