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R: HIT FIRST, HIT HARDEST

Year: 2010
USA: Olive Films
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Johan Philip Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller, Jacob Gredsted, Omar Shargawi, Kim Winther, Jorg Beutnagel, Lars Jensen, Johnny Nielsen, Claus Saric Pedersen, Sune Nørgaard
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish / Arabic (English subtitles)
USA: 99 mins
UK: 96 mins
USA Rated: Not rated
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong violence and brief strong sexual images
USA Release Date: 17 June
USA DVD Release Date: 18 October 2011
UK Release Date: 26 August 2011 (Limited Release)


Synopsis

The prisoner R arrives to Denmark's toughest prison, where he's to serve his sentence for a violent assault. R (Johan Philip Asbæk) is reduced to a number, a letter, and just another inmate. The prison is a parallel world filled with rules, honor, and debts. A world, in which bars cover the windows and blood stains the floor. R is placed in the most hardcore ward. Here he must find his place in the system, learn to navigate, and fight for survival. This New York Times Critic's Pick was

Sentenced for violent assault, R (Johan Philip Asbæk) is serving his sentence at Denmark's toughest prison, where he's just another prisoner identified as a number and a letter. The prison is a parallel world governed by rules, honor, and debts with bars on the windows and blood stains on the floor. Allocated to the hardcore ward, R if he is to survive must find his place here...

The feature film debuts of directors Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm.










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