Small Town Killers

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Denmark | 2017 | 90 minutes | Ole Borndal

Danish stars Nicolas Bro and Ulrich Thomsen, last seen together in Adam's Apples, star in a darkly comic, gleefully inappropriate comedy about two best friends who hire a Russian hitman to kill their wives, only to find the tables turned and themselves on top of the kill list.

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The title says it all in this Danish black comedy about the unforeseen consequences of planning the perfect crime. Best buddies Ib (Nicolas Bro) and Edward (Ulrich Thomsen), both laborers in a rural town, are hard workers who have moonlighted on the side for years, developing a substantial nest egg for their futures. They both agree that their main obstacles to happiness are their loveless marriages and their complaining wives, Gritt (Mia Lyhne) and Ingrid (Lene Maria Christensen). One night, after both couples have a major fight, the two men get drunk and hatch what they believe to be a fiendishly clever solution: pay a contract killer to do away with both wives so they can use the money as they want. Their plot, however, goes awry when the Russian hitman they hire is more interested in vodka than vengeance. To make matters worse, the scheming Ib and Edward are no match for their better halves. When Gritt and Ingrid find out about the contract on their lives, they decide to hire their own hitwoman from England, named "Miss Nippleworthy," and soon the hapless hunters become the hunted. Played in Nordic deadpan style, with hints of Coen Brothers-style absurdity, this screwball premise from writer/director Ole Bornedal will give married viewers a new appreciation for their own non-lethal spouses.

Director Biography

This acclaimed Danish filmmaker made his mark with the 1994 cult thriller Nightwatch. He has since been known as one of Denmark's best, creating films like I Am Luna (2002) and Just Another Love Story (2007). He has been recognized at film festivals around the world, including Sundance.

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  • Original Language Title: Dræberne fra nibe
  • Director: Ole Borndal
  • Principal Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro, Lene Mara Christiansen, Mia Lyhne
  • Premiere Status: U.S.
  • Country: Denmark
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
  • Screenplay: Ole Bornedal
  • Cinematographers: Dan Laustsen, Linda Wassberg
  • Editors: My Thordal
  • Music: Nino Jacobsen
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Possession (2012); Deliver Us From Evil (2009); Just Another Love Story (2007); The Substitute (2007); I Am Dina (2002); Nightwatch (1997)
  • Language: Danish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: TrustNordisk