Nordvest (Northwest)
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Eighteen-year-old Casper, who lives in the infamous Nordvest suburb of Copenhagen with his mother, brother Andy and sister Freya, is a talented housebreaker who makes ends meet committing burglaries for neighbourhood boss Jamal. When a rival gangster, Bjorn, makes Caspar an offer of more lucrative terms and, perhaps, the promise of advancement through the ranks of his very white Danish family , the enraged Jamal is not prepared to tolerate defection; things violently escalate, placing the teenager and his family at the centre of a toxic conflict. What could be a predictable genre tale is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unflashy and doc-like, this is the opposite of Nordic noirs like 'The Killing'."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Noer, whose gritty drama R won such raves in 2010, returns with another corrosive look at the criminal underbelly of his native land."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"The spiral into violence is not unexpected, but the details are so confidently handled that it's still a gripping watch."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"Intense newcomer Gustave Dyekjaer Giese manages to retain our sympathy even as Casper's story runs along predictable lines in this flinty thriller."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Underwritten social drama but still a solid genre offering."
‑ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
"Noer draws energetic turns from these non-pros, while demonstrating a real grasp of the grimy milieu. Just a pity the plot is so by-the-numbers."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
"The latest item carried over on the Scandi crime wave forsakes chunky-knit sweaters for a notional harder edge, offering a naturalistic study of a teenage cat burglar caught between rival factions on the Copenhagen periphery."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"Noer's tale of two brothers comes with a strong sense of crime's place."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"The idea that a poor kid might get recruited into the underworld lifestyle by a surrogate family of criminals isn't anything new, but the whole thing is so well executed and the details so specific to Copenhagen that it never feels trite."
‑ Vincent Mancini, FilmDrunk
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