R
Filmfest 2010

The prisoner R arrives at Denmark’s toughest prison, where he is to serve a sentence for violent assault. R is reduced to a number, a letter, just another inmate. The prison is a parallel world filled with rules, honor and debts. A world in which bars cover the windows and blood stains the floor. R is placed in the most hardcore ward. Here he must find his place in the system, learn to navigate and fight for survival. Production Notes Committed to carrying on the tradition of Dogme 95, directors Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm wanted to create a prison drama that did not rely on outworn clichés (noble prisoners, evil guards, escape attempts, hope triumphing, etc.) but was an attempt to capture the reality of prison life through one man's subjective experience. With R, a movie which plays like something out of Kafka, they have done just that. www.slantmagazine.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller, Jacob Gredsted, Kim Winther

Credits

Director: Michael Noer, Tobias Lindholm