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Frank is a small-time pusher who sells heroin together with his friend Tony. The heroin is supplied by an ex-Yugoslav dealer, Milo, and safely kept at his hooker girlfriend Vic's apartment. When a heroin deal goes wrong and Frank is busted by the police, he is released because of a lack of evidence, but only to find that he owes a very big debt to Milo who has given him two days to collect the money that will save him from a 9mm bullet.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film practically vibrates with youthful aggression, sly humor and gathering tension, hurling itself forward like a junkie toward the next fix."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Refn's electrifying debut soon morphs into something far more opaque and unsettling than a mere genre retread."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"...like a Copenhagen cinema veritÚ edition of Mean Streets"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Cinematographer Morten S°berg's visuals have a crisp documentary look that interlocks nicely with Frank's ongoing decline."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"A pulpy, twisty crime story"
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"First in a series of 3 films about Copenhagen drug dealers. Sardonic comedy in the "Goodfellas" vein."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The best asset of the film is Kim Bodnia"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Outstandingly well-done for a first-time director with no formal training on a shoestring budget, but something about it is unappealingly typical."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The biggest surprise is how you give a damn about what happens to Refn's bad guy--a testament to Bodnia's native likeability."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"The director has cooked up a very disturbing film, that is derivative of Pulp Fiction."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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