De grønne slagtere (The Green Butchers), 2003. Friday, November 5th, 6 P.M., Zrinyi 14, room 412.

De grønne slagtere (The Green Butchers)
Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen
Denmark, 2003

A macabre concoction that plays like a colloboration between the Coen brothers and the Jean-Pierre Jeunet/Marc Caro team working at half-speed, the underwhelming cannibal comedy The Green Butchers stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas in the dual role of a stoner butcher who gets off on slaughtering God’s creatures, and his twin brother, a brain-damaged animal lover who spends much of the film hooked up to a respirator. Mads Mikkelsen co-stars as Kaas’ partner, a sad-sack, meat-obsessed loser perpetually coated in a veil of flop sweat. Mikkelsen stumbles upon the key to success when he begins serving human flesh at his butcher shop—unsurprisingly, it tastes like delicious chicken—and the boys’ mystery meat soon makes them the toast of a small town conveniently full of morbidly obese loners whose absence nobody seems to notice.
Nathan Rabin, A.V. Club


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