“Simply brilliant… uncompromising… refuses to pull a single punch.” -Matt McNally, BBC
“Matures beyond genre elements to embrace deeper questions or morality and identity” -Eddie Cockrell, Variety
“A European version of The Sopranos. These movies make your stomach churn and your head pound… you’ll be left deeply uneasy, yet longing for more.” -Nick Funnell, Time Out London
Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 feature film debut is a violent, edgy cult classic that established Refn as an uncompromising filmmaker of great talent and depth. Throughout the entire PUSHER trilogy, the he effortlessly blends moody atmospherics and frenetic action, portraying his characters with depth and confidence, and subtly interweaving their tales so that a minor character in one film moves to the fore to become the central character of the next. The resulting trilogy stands as a masterful reinvention of international crime cinema, as poignantly human as it is brutally and viscerally realized.
PUSHER III takes place over the course of a single day, with the now middle-aged Milo (Zlatko Buric) struggling to prepare his daughter’s 25th birthday party. As Milo fights his own personal demons, his business day proves equally challenging once a shipment of ecstasy arrives in place of the heroin he was expecting. He’s forced to contend with a new order of young hoods in order to move this designer drug he knows little about in order to maintain his place of dominance atop the Copenhagen underworld. To do so he will have to survive one of the most harrowing episodes of his long, illustrious career.
Serbian, Danish, Polish