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R: Hit First, Hit Hardest

R: Hit First, Hit Hardest!
  • 2010
  • Denmark
  • 99 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
  • Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
  • Language: Danish

Tense Danish prison drama featuring a cast of ex-convicts and guards, purporting to show what life is really like behind bars. R is in prison for violence but is determined to stay out of trouble by navigating the convoluted notions of honour and hidden agendas.

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Winner of the European Parliament LUX Prize, R: HIT FIRST, HIT HARDEST is a visceral and tense prison drama filmed with a cast made up of ex-convicts and guards showing what life is really like behind bars in a tough penitentiary. R has been sentenced to prison for violence. He is determined to stay out of harm's way but faces the challenge of navigating through prison culture with its notions of honour, hidden agendas and contracts. The drama is an anthropological study of life in a Danish prison.

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