Men & Chicken

Men and Chicken
  • 2015
  • Denmark / Germany
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Cast: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
  • Language: Danish
  • UK release: 15 July 2016

Elias (Mikkelsen) is the unruly brother of quiet academic Gabriel (Dencik); after their father dies they discover they are only half-brothers, and go on a road trip. Gleeful, absurdist, almost Three Stooges-ish comedy with Mikkelsen cast wonderfully against type as the endearingly unhinged Elias, which unfolds into a poignant ode to the sanctity of life.

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Men & Chicken

11 Jul 20164 stars

Mads Mikkelsen shows us yet another side in Anders Thomas Jensen’s anarchic Danish comedy

Mads Mikkelsen’s 20 year screen career runs an impressive gamut – from drug dealer in Pusher to sadistic Bond baddie in Casino Royale and unjust victim of mob rule in The Hunt. Nothing in his repertoire is quite like the role of Elias in Anders Thomas…

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