NORTHWEST

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– Jei sugaus su dešimt gramų, ilgam sėsim. – O jei nesugaus, daug užsikalsim.

Nordvest is one of the most impoverished multiethnic areas of Copenhagen. Living here with his mother, younger brother and little sister is 18 years old Casper, who struggles to make ends meet based on selling stolen goods to one of the neighborhood pack leaders. When organized crime hits Nordvest, the hierarchy of the neighborhood shifts and Casper is offered a chance to climb the ranks. Soon he is hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution and as things escalate, his childhood playground becomes a battlefield. Consequently Casper finds himself and his family dead center in a conflict that threatens to destroy them.

Festivals: 

Gothenburg International Film Festival – in competition, FIPRESCI Prize; Rotterdam International Film Festival – nominated for Big Screen Award.

Michael Noer

Director Michael Noer was born in Denmark in 1978. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2003. M. Noer made his feature film debut with the prison drama R (2010), co-directed with Tobias Lindholm. The film won top awards at Göteborg and Mumbai plus several accolades at the two top annual Danish awards ceremonies Bodil and Robert. The first collaboration between the two was on the short film Hawaii (2006). Michael as well made several documentaries. Northwest is his second feature film.