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TAKE THE TRASH

by Rasmus Heide

synopsis

Jesper is a successful IT salesman who will stop at nothing to stay number one. With a beautiful wife and a lovely home, his picture perfect life seems complete. Until one day when his arrogance hits him like a boomerang, and he loses everything overnight. Jesper is sentenced to community service at a recycling dump with people he thinks are lowlifes: Theodore, the dump's straight-talking boss, Lotte, a daydreaming lesbian, and Dion who makes sure today's work is done tomorrow. As Jesper gets used to his hands getting dirty, he meets a girl and realizes that this simpler life is more meaningful than expected. But when the dump is threatened to be shut down, Jesper has to fight a greater cause to help his new-found friends.

international title: Take the Trash
original title: Blå maend
country: Denmark
sales agent: LevelK
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Rasmus Heide
film run: 80'
release date: DK 15/08/2008
screenplay: Mick Øgendahl, Rasmus Heide
cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mick Øgendahl, Thure Lindhardt, Troels Lyby, Mia Lyhne, Beate Bille, Martin Brygmann
cinematography by: Eric Kress, Jan Pallesen
film editing: Martin Bønsvig Wehding
art director: Christian Rathmann
producer: Ronnie Fridthjof
production: Fridthjof Film a/s
distributor: TV 2/Danmark, Scanbox Entertainment A/S
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