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Plot

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault…

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.2/10 (1,142 voted)

Critic's Score: 67/100

Director:
Tobias Lindholm

Stars: Johan Philip Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller

Storyline
The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. 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.

Writers: Michael Noer, Tobias Lindholm

Cast:

Johan Philip Asbæk

Rune

(as Pilou Asbæk)


Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Rashid


Roland Møller

Mureren


Jacob Gredsted

Carsten


Omar Shargawi

Bazhir


Kim Winther

Fængselsbetjent Kim


Jorg Beutnagel

Fængselsbetjent Bjørn


Lars Jensen

Ladby


Johnny Nielsen

Køkkenchef


Claus Saric Pedersen

Mini


Sune Nørgaard

Sune


Claus Poulsen

Claus


Helmuth Kristensen

Helmuth


Ali Nehzed

Ali


Søren Thomsen

4. vest

Release Date: 17 June 2011

Filming Locations: Horsens Statsfængsel, Horsens, Jylland, Denmark



Box Office Details

Budget: DKK 4,755,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Argentina:
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USA:



User Review

wow

Rating: 10/10


This film is compared to un prophete, i understand why, but is is right
to do that. I saw both movies on the same day at the international film
festival in Rotterdam and R Rocked me and the audience really out of
our chair. In fact it was the first movie where during the Q and A with
the director nobody left the space. The reason i don't want to compare
both movies is also that because i saw them on the same day. After this
stunning, violent roller-coaster watching the long une prophete is not
easy and won't be honoust towards une prophete.. But nevertheless this
film took me fully, with amateurs and old inmates in roles, it is
breathtaking, raw, dark and intense. Nothing is too much, nothing is
too long, nothing is to thin, its a fantastic movie who deserves a big
audience. For those who are interested in the rates i gave to Une
Prophete, it's an 8, but i still want to see both movies again, but not
on the same day anymore. What a ride it was and thank you for producing
this masterpiece, which is in my all time top 10 whatever other people
think of it