Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark, 1999

98 min.DK/Feature

When Leo, violent and rash, finds out that his girlfriend Louise is pregnant, the prospect of starting a family and the commitment this involves, sparks off a smouldering hatred of himself, perhaps also because the relationship has no future. He becomes more and more aggressive, but is incapable of giving voice to his anger. Only the violence he so passionately detests speaks a sufficiently clear but tragic language. »Bleeder« also describes the course of life for Lenny, who also relates to violence, but only in the movies. He observes real life through film, but does fall for Lea, a waitress, who dreams of another reality through literature and the hope of love. Leo and Lenny reflect each other in the way they develop and go off in opposite directions, but perhaps they are two sides of the same person, merely at different stages in life.
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Original title Bleeder
Danish title Bleeder
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Screenplay Nicolas Winding Refn
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Anne Østerud
Sound Svenn Jacobsen
Composer Peter Peter
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Appearance Kim Bodnia, Rikke Louise Andersson, Mads Mikkelsen, Liv Corfixen
Production country Denmark
Production company Kamikaze
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S
International sales To be announced
Technical info 2675 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 06.08.1999
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Lyngby Teatret, Scala, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup), Gentofte Kino, Drive In Copenhagen samt 18 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Kamikaze
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S


Direction Nicolas Winding Refn
Assistant director Mette Hesthaven


Script Nicolas Winding Refn


Production Henrik Danstrup
Production Thomas Falck
Line producer Christel C.D. Hansen
Production assistant Jon Stephensen


Cinematography Morten Søborg


Gaffer Jacob Marlow
Gaffer Emil Sparre-Ulrich


Editing Anne Østerud


Music Peter Peter
Musician Mads Heldtberg


Production designer Peter de Neergaard


Sound engineer Svenn Jacobsen


Leo Kim Bodnia
Louise Rikke Louise Andersson
Lenny Mads Mikkelsen
Lea Liv Corfixen
Louis Levino Jensen
Kitjo Zlatko Buric
Joe Claus Flygare
Kunde i videobutik Ole Abildgaard
Mika Gordana Radosavljevic
Marko Marko Zecewic
Dusan Dusan Zecewic
Kioskejer John Barimani
Ven i kiosk Ramadan Huseini
Røde Karsten Schrøder
Svende Svend Erik Eskeland Larsen
Troels Troels Richter Knudsen
Søren Søren Vestergaard
Ivan Ivan Jovanicic
Danny Daniel Mortensen
Seb Sebastian Sandbeck
Ussel mand Perry Christensen
Antikvarboghandler Leif Nørballe
Pige i grillbar Charlotte Fuchs

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Award Year Festival
FIPRESCI Award 2000 Sarajevo Film Festival 2000

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto International Film Festival 2013-10-01
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2012-07-19
Torino International Film Festival 2009-11-13
Venice International Film Festival 1999-08-25
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