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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
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Zlatko Buric
Marinela Dekic
Ilyas Agac.
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Nicolas Winding Refn.
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102 minutes

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Pusher 3 AKA I’m The Angel of Death
A drug baron's bad day turns the rest sour.


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Plot
Milo the drug baron is not having a good day. On top of sick henchman and organising his daughter's birthday he's dealing with a rather crucial shipping mix-up.


Review
Pusher 3 AKA I’m The Angel of Death
The latest in the violent Danish crime series spends 24 hours caught in the grim life of Serbian drug tsar Milo (Zlatko Buric), first glimpsed in the first Pusher and now given his own bleak chapter. The day begins well: having successfully food-poisoned his own goons, Milo decides to cook a banquet for his daughter’s birthday. Business, however, is hopeless — until a shipment of Ecstasy comes his way.

It turns out to be candy; revenge isn’t sweet. Merging exploitation nous with savage character study, director Nicolas Winding Refn is like a subzero Abel Ferrera, equally bloody, equally squalid, even more cynical. Buric’s hypnotic turn is horribly compelling, while an abrasive soundtrack and handheld style rub in the grit. Raw, ruthless and gut-wrenching.


Verdict
Gritty and raw with some decent performances, this is not for the faint-hearted.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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RE: Another great addition to the series

A fitting end to the trilogy (if indeed it is a trilogy and Refn doesn't make more Pusher films in a few years time), alternating between moments of extremely black humour and extremely disturbing violence. Refn cranks the suspense up to an almost unbearable level two thirds of the way through, and althoguh Milo does terrible things when he finally cracks, part of me couldn't help cheering him on when he did so.     Again like the first two, this film won't be to a lot of peoples ... More

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Posted by Indio at 18:50, 21 June 2006 | Report This Post


Another great addition to the series

Finally Milo has his own film! And there are some other familiar faces too... More please ... More

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Posted by stevos at 18:04, 12 June 2006 | Report This Post


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