June 17th, 2011



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Still of Johan Philip Asbæk in RStill of Johan Philip Asbæk in RMichael Noer and Tobias Lindholm in R

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.2/10 (1,142 voted)

Critic's Score: 67/100

Director: Tobias Lindholm

Stars: Johan Philip Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.

Writers: Michael Noer, Tobias Lindholm

Johan Philip Asbæk - Rune (as Pilou Asbæk)
Dulfi Al-Jabouri - Rashid
Roland Møller - Mureren
Jacob Gredsted - Carsten
Omar Shargawi - Bazhir
Kim Winther - Fængselsbetjent Kim
Jorg Beutnagel - Fængselsbetjent Bjørn
Lars Jensen - Ladby
Johnny Nielsen - Køkkenchef
Claus Saric Pedersen - Mini
Sune Nørgaard - Sune
Claus Poulsen - Claus
Helmuth Kristensen - Helmuth
Ali Nehzed - Ali
Søren Thomsen - 4. vest

Release Date: 17 June 2011

Filming Locations: Horsens Statsfængsel, Horsens, Jylland, Denmark

Box Office Details

Budget: DKK 4,755,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Denmark:  | Argentina: (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)  | USA:

User Review


Rating: 10/10

This film is compared to un prophete, i understand why, but is is right to do that. I saw both movies on the same day at the international film festival in Rotterdam and R Rocked me and the audience really out of our chair. In fact it was the first movie where during the Q and A with the director nobody left the space. The reason i don't want to compare both movies is also that because i saw them on the same day. After this stunning, violent roller-coaster watching the long une prophete is not easy and won't be honoust towards une prophete.. But nevertheless this film took me fully, with amateurs and old inmates in roles, it is breathtaking, raw, dark and intense. Nothing is too much, nothing is too long, nothing is to thin, its a fantastic movie who deserves a big audience. For those who are interested in the rates i gave to Une Prophete, it's an 8, but i still want to see both movies again, but not on the same day anymore. What a ride it was and thank you for producing this masterpiece, which is in my all time top 10 whatever other people think of it


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