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In China They Eat Dogs

7/10
Release Date 1999-09-10
Runtime 91 minutes
Genres Action, Comedy, Crime
Stars Dejan Čukić, Kim Bodnia, Brian Patterson, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Tomas Villum Jensen
Directors Anders Thomas Jensen, Morten Søborg, Lasse Spang Olsen, Lasse Spang Olsen, George Keller

Arvid, a bank teller, is dumped by his girlfriend for being too boring and dull. Hoping to put some excitement in his life, Arvid helps stop a robbery at the bank. The wife of the would-be bank robber tracks Arvid down and tells him her husband was robbing the bank only so he could pay for medical treatments so they could have a child. The title is a reference to an axiom Arvid's brother tells him: "In China, they eat dogs"; which makes him realize that there is no such thing as moral absolutism, and that whether something is right or wrong depends on the situation. Because of his revelation, he comes to sympathize with the bank robber. Imagining he can help the couple and prove himself to be a dangerous outlaw all at once, Arvid plots a robbery of his own bank with the help of his brother Harald and some fellow wannabe criminals.

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