In this third installment of the Pusher trilogy, we follow Milo (‘Zlatko Buric’), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter’s 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be 10.000 pills of ecstasy. When Milo tries to sell the pills anyway, all Hell breaks loose and his only chance is to ask for help from his ex-henchman and old friend Radovan —IMDb
Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1970. He moved with his parents at the age of 10 to New York, returning to Copenhagen at 17. After graduating from high school, Refn attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found the environment unbearable and was quickly expelled. Back in Denmark he was accepted by the Danish Film School but dropped out one month prior to the start of term. Having caught a short film by Refn on an obscure cable TV, a Danish producer offered him 3.2 million Danish kroner to turn the short into a feature. Thus at the age of 24, Refn found himself writing and directing his remarkable, hyper violent and uncompromising feature film debut: Pusher.
Pusher became a cult phenomenon and won Refn instant international critical acclaim. This spurred him to push the boundaries of his filmmaking further: the result was the close-to-the-edge, highly stylized and intricately gritty Bleeder, which premiered… read more
Grandioso stile GLACIALE di Refn che gira la storia di Milo, spacciatore già presente negli altri due capitoli della trilogia, in modo spettacolare, con un distacco che raggiunge il culmine nella scena -disturbante da morire- del "macellaio" poco prima del finale. Cattivissimo, senza via d'uscita. 4*
Just blew through all three films in the trilogy. While they no doubt feel stylistically skeletal, compared to the full-blown "AUTEUR POWER" surging through Drive, Valhalla & Bronson, this is still a deeply impressive three-part micro-epic where improvised dialogue, languid shots and eerie pauses go a long way towards credibly replicating an underworld I should otherwise have no insight towards. Near must-see.
the best of the trilogy, the butchering scene is disturbing though. Love how Milo falls and picking up the pieces.
Definitely helps to be familiar with drug distributor Milo from the first two “Pusher” films as we see him fall into the same situation the protagonists of the earlier films were in; owing money for… read review