Northwest (Nordvest)
Downer TheatreWed, Oct 2, 2013 10:15 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Sun, Oct 6, 2013 9:00 PM Event Date Passed
Downer TheatreThu, Oct 10, 2013 7:00 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Fiction Festival Favorites
Runtime:91 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Denmark
Original Language:Danish
Subtitles:Danish with English subtitles
Community Partners:UWM Scandinavian Certificate Program
Cafe Benelux
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Noer
Cast:Gustav Dyekjær Giese
Oscar Dyekjær Giese
Lene Maria Christensen
Nicholas Westwood Kidd
Roland Møller
Executive Producer:Henrik Zein
Lena Hougaard
Thomas Heinesen
Producer:René Ezra
Tomas Radoor
Screenwriter:Michael Noer
Rasmus Heisterberg
Cinematographer:Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor:Adam Nielsen
A pulse-pounding story of a young man's ascension through the ranks of Copenhagen's criminal underworld told with propulsive, modern syntax, "Northwest" is a stylish Scandinavian export with thrills to spare. Real-life brothers Gustav and Oscar Dyekjaer Giese bring a lifetime of chemistry to their performances as Caspar and Andy, brothers caught in the middle of a gangster turf war after Caspar's attempt at "graduating" from small-time petty larceny to bigger game runs him afoul of his previous Arab employers. Rhythmic editing, gritty cinematography and a throbbing electronic soundtrack enhance this thrilling tale of one man's attempt to protect his family at all costs.