#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she’s pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His anger and self-hatred finally erupt into violence against Louise.
Plot: Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get acquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo can’t cope with the pressure of becoming a father, leading to trouble with his pregnant wife and especially her brother.
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Refn – one of Denmark’s greatest?
This movie is stunningly beautiful to look at with long, fluid moving shots allowing you to observe the characters and the world they live in. Occasional interspersions of abstract moments remind us that we are looking at a created work, not reality. But Refn is SO good at reality (those Laundromats). The style is operatic displaying great emotions – over the top, constructed, with arias and acts of violence – which is what Nicholas Winding Refn is particularly good at. The movie carries many Refn trademarks – fades to red, artificial introductions to the main protagonist (in walking mode with appropriate music), and a refusal to look away. You either go with this film or don’t bother. Don’t compare it to something else, don’t try to remake it in your head. It is there, it is an artefact, look at it in context and respond. I keep returning to the beauty of the film, its openness and expansiveness. The landscape and environment are characters too, created with the leisurely walks the camera likes to take through the videostore, the bookstore, a park or a cemetery. The soundtrack too is acute and astute from Refn’s usual collaborator Peter Peter. Additionally the ecstatic Bach represents Lenny’s joy in movies, echoed by the ecstatic but cooler music for Lea’s joy in books. The shots in these sequences are like something out of M C Escher – twisting,tumbling, turning in on themselves, fantastically angled, the human mind in all its diversity. The plot follows the contrasting fortunes of Leo /Louise (Kim Bodnia /Rikke Louise Andersson) and Lenny /Lea (Mads Mikkelsen /(Liv Corfixen) in their bottom of the heap Copenhagen world far removed from the niceties of Finn Juul Danish modern. Their friends include Louis (Levino Jensen), Louise’s very loving but dangerous brother (a racist, violent thug to anyone other than Louise) and Kitjo (Zlatko Buric) who works in the video store with Lenny. The four men – Lenny, Leo, Louis and Kitjo – spend much of their time watching videos – usually of exploitation stuff – but one of the driving forces of the film is how much Lenny (and Kitjo) and the director/writer love their movies. The interactions about movies provide much of the light relief and must amuse the specialist film buffs. Leo and Louise are falling apart as a couple. She is pregnant and determined to keep it. Her attention is all on the coming baby not on him and his insecurities are sending him mad. Leo for reasons never disclosed (so the audience is at liberty to provide some back story) is viscerally appalled at the idea of a baby and at the destruction of their present relationship. He seems part outsider in this society and the casual racism of Louis and his nightclub workmates (which he echoes in their company) sends him further round the twist. He takes it out on Louise, with inevitable consequences for them and Louis. By contrast videostore Lenny and waitress Lea are groping towards an understanding of each other; the videostore and the bookstore are Lenny and Lea’s safety, from which they emerge blinking into the world. He’s insane about movies, she’s insane about books, both are introverted, shy, awkward, obsessive. He’s messy but she is tidy. Both are “innocent” of the world and its failings and Lenny doesn’t participate in Louis and Leo’s racist antics. The chances of this inexperienced pair making it as a couple seem small. And there is of course a setback – Lenny bottles it when he shouldn’t. Lenny baulks at going to Leo’s funeral (a sunny day, the first in the film – wonderful irony/luck for Refn who it is said filmed chronologically). Afterwards he and Kitjo chew the fat outside the videostore and Kitjo grumbles about his piles. Whatever the cause, Lenny goes back to try Lea’s patience again. Are you going to stick around, she asks. Yes, he says, and settles down to wait and the odd couple make their connection. Human, compassionate and a wonderful note of sweetness ending a film which deals with very hard things – but that’s where Refn is at this point in time (and Pusher 2 of course but that’s another story). There are moments of great humour – Kitjo preparing himself for a night out with the boys laboriously combing his frizzy hair into a mullet and spraying it into shape, Leo giving his sardonic commentaries on the films they view, Lenny preparing a gourmet meal for one of spaghetti topped with ketchup. Yum! And the arias – all about film of course – Lenny’s tour de force listing almost every director who has ever lived (occasionally prompted by Kitjo who also handles the more outré porn requests) and his obsession with Fred Williamson as opposed to Steven Seagal. With its humour, cinematic in-jokes, sense of hard reality coupled with an almost surreal vision of love and hate, this is a film to be treasured and measured and talked about with other film lovers. Not an action film then (Lea will be relieved) but a character study of hard men in Copenhagen intertwined with a romantic love story about Lenny and Lea framing that central story of iron blood and death (Leo, Louise and Louis).
Original Language da
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors Kim Bodnia, Mads Mikkelsen, Rikke Louise Andersson
Awards 2 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)