With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II

Friday, June 17 - Monday, June 20, 2016

Marathon the PUSHER trilogy with a “Cold Cases Trilogy Pass” and get a special discount ticket price of $25 ($15 for members) for all three films! Discount tickets good for trilogy films viewed same day only. Films within a trilogy viewed over multiple days do not qualify. Just select a ticket for the first showing in a trilogy—Fri Jun 17 at 1:25pm or Mon Jun 20 at 6:00pm—and choose the appropriate $25/$15 ticket type when purchasing online; Trilogy tickets also available at the box office.

35mm print!

“PUSHER II: WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS trains Refn’s restless yet clear-eyed sights on Frank’s ex-sidekick from the first film, Tonny, wonderfully played by the decadent-lipped, melancholy-eyed actor Mads Mikkelsen. A dim bulb pleasure-seeker fresh from prison, Tonny is eager to prove his worth as earner and son to his crime boss father (Leif Sylvester Petersen), known as the Duke. Routinely called a loser by everyone in his orbit — he practically invites abuse by sporting a tattooed ‘respect’ on the back of his bald head — Tonny nevertheless deals himself into a debt-repaying corner that forces him to choose servitude or violent escape.

The introduction of a baby that Tonny supposedly fathered feels worrisome initially — is this a sign of cheap peril to come or forced sentiment? — but in Refn’s skilled street-realist hands, the child becomes a potent, wailing metaphor for Tonny’s own dilemma of rudderless need.” –LA Times

Part of the series Cold Cases: The Department Q Trilogy & the New Nordic Noir

  • Country Denmark
  • Language In Danish and Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles
  • Year 2004
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Nicolas Winding Refn

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