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by Christoffer Boe


The true story about the spectacular friendship between two notorious and provocative Danes: the eccentric lawyer-turned-politician Mogens Glistrup, and the "travel king", millionaire, womanizer and public provocateur, Simon Spies. Despite their different ways of life Glistrup and Spies become best friends, and together they turn Spies Travels into one of most profitable travel agencies in Scandinavia in the 1960s and 1970s. They make and spend more money that anyone else but when Glistrup goes public that he doesn't pay taxes - and nobody should! - their business collaboration and friendship face an impossible challenge. A true story too strange to be fiction.

international title: Spies & Glistrup
original title: Sex, Drugs & Taxation
country: Denmark
sales agent: Level K
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Christoffer Boe
film run: 110'
release date: DK 29/08/2013, NL 20/03/2014, CZ 10/07/2014
screenplay: Christoffer Boe, Simon Pasternak
cast: Johan Philip Asbæk, Nicolas Bro, Jesper Christensen, Jacob Højlev Jørgensen, Kasper Leisner, Trine Pallesen
cinematography by: Manuel Alberto Claro
film editing: Peter Brandt
art director: Thomas Greve
costumes designer: Manon Rasmussen
music: Jonas Struck
producer: Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Caroline Schlüter Bingestam
production: Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
distributor: Nordisk Film A/S, Filmfreak Distributie, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.
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main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2013 
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2013 
Hamburg Film Festival 2013 
Chicago International Film Festival 2013 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2013 

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