AroView: An intense Danish thriller that follows a fast-living drug dealer’s (Kim Bodnia) downward arc after he inadvertently loses a load of product and tries to scrape up funds in the seedy underworld of Copenhagen to repay the debt to a Balkan kingpin.
Notable for its attention to all the gritty, grimy details of the criminal economy and lifestyle, this also adds fistfuls of compelling violent action and long-limbed dialogue in the style of Tarantino, injected with the passion of Scorsese. Dir. Refn subsequently completed two sequels - both equally good - concentrating on different side characters.
“Matures beyond genre elements to embrace deeper questions on morality and identity.” ~Eddie Cockrell, Variety