Green Butchers

A FILM BY Anders Thomas Jensen

Black comedies do not get much darker than this.
Seldom does such a grim film reap such laughs.
Deceptively simple and wickedly funny.
-SLANT Magazine


Sick of being pushed around by their tyrannical boss, two old friends decide to start their own organic butcher shop. Unfortunately they get off to a rough start and business is less than spectacular. But after accidentally locking a visiting electrician in the freezer overnight, Svend is left with a frozen body on his hands...and a gruesome opportunity. Soon business takes off and locals are lining the street for their new mystery dish, but the two friends are left wondering how they’ll continue to meet demand... The Green Butchers is a pitch-dark comedy that teeters between horror and hilarity. Twisted with both the morbid and amusing it has a distinct taste and is well worth digging into... if you've got the stomach.

Original Languages: Danish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2003


Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Mads Mikkelsen
Anders Thomas Jensen