Northwest Review

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Aspiring gangster Caspar (Gustav Dyekaer Giese), an 18 year-old living in the hard-knock Copenhagen suburb of Northwest, is moving slowly up the food chain. But is it his younger brother, the brash, bullish Andy (Oscar Dyekjaer Giese), who really has the criminal chops in the family?


A familiar story - a teen thief gets in over his head when he upscales to a bigger gang — is given interesting flavours by its Copenhagen setting, a brutal searing realism and great performances from non-acting-professional brothers Gustav and Oscar Dyekjær Giese.

Noer, whose gritty drama R won such raves in 2010, returns with another corrosive look at the criminal underbelly of his native land.