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R: Hit First, Hit Hardest Directed by Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer

Prison thriller | 99 mn
Denmark | 2010
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R Synopsis:
R stands for the young protagonist, Rune. Imprisoned for violent assault, he’s a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison’s parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune’s friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
Festivals & Awards:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2010
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2010
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2010
FIPRESCI Prize, Best Nordic Film Prize
Los Angeles International Film Festival, 2010
Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2010
Durban International Film Festival (South Africa), 2010
Mumbai International Film Festival (India), 2010
Silver Gateway – Jury Grandprize
Bodils Awards (Denmark), 2009
Best Movie Award
Directed by Tobias Lindholm (co-writer of The Hunt, director and writer of Hijacking) and Michael Noer (director and writer of Northwest and awarded documentary Vesterbro)
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Raw… impressive.” VARIETY
“One of the best films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.” TWITCH
“If you were among the many who thought highly of A Prophet […] you’ll want to see the brutally realistic Danish thriller R.” THE NEW YORK POST


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