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Adam's Apples (2005)

Adams æbler (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Adam Pedersen
Mads Mikkelsen ... Ivan
Nicolas Bro ... Gunnar
Paprika Steen ... Sarah Svendsen
Ali Kazim ... Khalid
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Dr. Kolberg
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Holger
Gyrd Løfquist Gyrd Løfquist ... Poul Nordkap
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Esben
Peter Reichhardt Peter Reichhardt ... Nalle
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Arne
Peter Lambert Peter Lambert ... Jørgen
Solvej K. Christensen Solvej K. Christensen ... Pige på tankstation
Rasmus Rise Rasmus Rise ... Ung fyr på tankstation #1 (as Rasmus Rise Michaelsen)
Jacob-Ole Remming Jacob-Ole Remming ... Ung fyr på tankstation #2 (as Jacob Ole Remming)
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Storyline

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Én ulykke kommer sjældent alene [Scandinavian saying equivalent of: When it rains, it pours]

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Germany

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fåborg, Fyn, Denmark

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,305, 18 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,305, 18 March 2007
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the making of-featurette on the DVD, the scene with the crows eating apples was planned to be computer-generated, until a few Czechs showed up with four boxes of real life trained crows, and in the end everything worked out fine for a minimum of cost. See more »

Quotes

Ivan: So, what do you want to do?
Adam Pedersen: [ironically] I wanna bake an apple pie.
Ivan: [seriously] Okay, you'll bake an apple pie! That's your task.
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Connections

References The Birds (1963) See more »

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How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb (as Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)
Performed by Take That
© BMG Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB
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It's not about the apples
28 April 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

A really fantastic black comedy. If your taste in humor is not black, than steer away from this. And you shouldn't be easily offended, too, because this is not PC ... not anywhere near PC to be exact and that is good!

Besides the fact, that this movie is a great comedy, you have a great cast. And I have to point out Mads Mikkelsen! This guy is terrific! He's just hilarious! Funny to the bone, with a comedic timing, that's just incredible. Of course that is not to say or take anything away from the rest of the cast ... and when a movie might just change your feelings about a particular song ... that's just great! ;o) I can only say that much: Go and see this movie!


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