Like most of NWRs films this is a dark and very style heavy drama. It's about openness, communication and contact, or rather the lack there of, and it's potential repercussions. "It's not normal. Have you fucked her? [...] You haven't fucked her. You haven't even touched her, have you? Is that the way you see girls? That you talk to them, and then you don't fuck or even touch them. That's not normal."
C'est plutôt sommaire, sans être aucunement saumâtre, guère enthousiasmant dans sa globalité et pourtant jamais révulsif, dans tous les cas, pas vraiment de quoi applaudir. Comme d'ailleurs pour la plupart des réalisations du metteur en scène d'origine danoise, à prendre et à laisser, et surtout à laisser... www.cinefiches.com
While it can't boast the richness of characters from Refn's first film ('Pusher'), 'Bleeder' follows some of the former's cues; Kim Bodnia's character is deep in trouble once again, this time fueled by the unexpected turns his life takes when his girlfriend gets pregnant, under the unrelenting, watchful eye of her brother. Simple but effective cinematography, combined with a clever soundtrack to wrap it up.
The most underrated film in Refn's Canon, Pretty damn bleak with a De niro like performance in Kim Bondia and seen Mikkelsen and Buric play agaisnt type as Video store nerds. Especially watch Mikkelsen who breaks your heart as the loner put down upon friend in the group who falls in love with a equally loner cafe worker (refn's real life wife) which takes us away from the dark heart of the film.