THE GREEN BUTCHERS (2003)
A film by Anders Thomas Jensen
Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse
Svend (Mads Mikkelsen) and Bjarne (Nikolai Lie Kaas) work together in a butcher’s shop. When they have had about enough of their evil boss, Svend convinces Bjarne to go into business with him and open butcher’s shop to give it a little competition to their evil boss. Bjarne has to make a big decision in order to raise his share of the stake – well a little accident happens and Bjarne takes the decision of ……
This is a black comedy at its best some of the genre of the delicateness from Jeunet and Caro that became a classic. The cinematography is delicious here, understated cutting, low angles, lingering shots, bright colors. It is snot a slasher flick here by long shot. The director had a vision of social dysfunction here a satire of sorts. You see they have this special dish that comes from a secret recipe and people start loving it a little too much however this recipe came in by accident. It is an intelligent comedy that will suit a certain audience. Int is free of all the predictable gags here, well bravo to the director. He let the story play out, he asked himself what if and then goes for it. It might be offensive for some so be careful here wi this one but it is a wonderful dark comedy with 2 great actors that delivers more than they should.