I am more and more into northern Europe cinema, I love it. Every character here is no less than great, from the main four guys to the supporting actors, there's drama, humour and phylosophy and the script is well written (Jensen is mainly a screenwriter). Great atmosphere too.
This is the first in the series of collaborations between Jensen, Mikkelsen, and Kaas. It has themes that would be later explored in the series. As usual it is filled with pitch dark comedy and strange characters. I think it's the funniest of the 4.
As with Jensen's other directorial features, this film wonderfully utilizes dark comedy at its most unexplainable while still retaining genuine compassion for its ludicrous characters. Even though many of their decisions fall into the nonsensical (often with hilarious results), it become progressively clearer how these four characters have ended up in such a shitty predicament.