History Film / Pusher

17th Nov '15 4:22:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message
The third film follows a day in the life of Milo, who struggles with preparations for his overbearing daughter's birthday while fighting off Albanian drug dealers and his own lurking addiction.
to:
The third film follows a day in the life of Milo, who struggles with preparations for his overbearing daughter's birthday while fighting fending off Albanian drug dealers and his own lurking addiction.

* ArchnemesisDad: the Duke to Tonny in ''2''. Despite this, he loves his younger son, Valdemar, enough to [[spoiler: ask Tonny to kill Valdemar's mother, who wants full custody of him]]
to:
* ArchnemesisDad: the Duke to Tonny in ''2''. Despite this, he the Duke loves his younger son, Valdemar, enough to [[spoiler: ask Tonny to kill Valdemar's mother, who wants full custody of him]]

* BadassDecay: A mayor theme in Pusher III. Milo has gotten older and fatter and is losing his game. After leaving crime [[spoiler: and opening his dream restaurant Radovan has stopped working out and gained some weight]].
to:
* BadassDecay: A mayor theme in Pusher III.''Pusher III''. Milo has gotten older and fatter and is losing his game. After leaving crime [[spoiler: and opening his dream restaurant restaurant, Radovan has stopped working out and gained some weight]].weight, though he still knows what to do with a corpse]].

* CallBack: ''Pusher 3'' contains a lot of call backs to ''Pusher'' and ''Pusher 2'': Milo using his CatchPhrase "You're f**king me" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quitting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too, Valdemar's mother has upgraded to a madame and some of the Duke's cronies now work for Milo.
to:
* CallBack: ''Pusher 3'' contains a lot of call backs to ''Pusher'' and ''Pusher 2'': Milo using his CatchPhrase "You're f**king me" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quitting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too, wanted, Valdemar's mother has upgraded to a madame madame, and some of the Duke's cronies now work for Milo.
17th Nov '15 4:08:22 PM AgentSniff
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* BaldOfEvil: It seems like this with Tonny, but is ultimately averted, especially with ''Pusher 2''.
to:
* BadassDecay: A mayor theme in Pusher III. Milo has gotten older and fatter and is losing his game. After leaving crime [[spoiler: and opening his dream restaurant Radovan has stopped working out and gained some weight]]. * BaldOfEvil: It seems like this with Tonny, but is ultimately averted, especially with ''Pusher 2''. Not so much for Kurt and Radovan.

* CallBack: ''Pusher 3'' contains a lot of call backs to ''Pusher'' and ''Pusher 2'': Milo using his CatchPhrase "You're f**king me" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quitting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too.
to:
* CallBack: ''Pusher 3'' contains a lot of call backs to ''Pusher'' and ''Pusher 2'': Milo using his CatchPhrase "You're f**king me" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quitting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too.too, Valdemar's mother has upgraded to a madame and some of the Duke's cronies now work for Milo.

* GreyAndGreyMorality: There are no true heroes in the trilogy.
to:
* GreyAndGreyMorality: There are no true heroes in the trilogy. Tonny is the lightest shade of all the protagonists in his film. His friend is a criminal but one of the few people who is nice to Tonny and allows him to live in his apartment.

Added DiffLines:
* GreyAndGreyMorality: There *OhCrap: ''Franke, are no true heroes in the trilogy.you f*cking me''? ** In Pusher III, when Milo replies his inoffcial catchphrase, you know shit is about to go down.
17th Nov '15 3:55:02 PM AgentSniff
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* EmpathicEnvironment: The films start in relatively innocent and bright-looking (if not pretty) settings, usually set in the daylight. The climax of the films--and consequently the grimmest parts of the films--take place in dark places and in the dark of night.
to:
* EmpathicEnvironment: The films start in relatively innocent and bright-looking (if not pretty) settings, usually set in the daylight. The climax of the films--and consequently the grimmest parts of the films--take place in dark places and in the dark of night. Especially enforced in Pusher III which takes place over the course of 24 hours.

* GreyAndGreyMorality: there are no true heroes in the trilogy.
to:
* GreyAndGreyMorality: there There are no true heroes in the trilogy.
27th Apr '15 1:04:26 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
'''Pusher''' is a Danish crime film written and directed by NicolasWindingRefn. In 1996, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.
to:
'''Pusher''' is a Danish crime film written and directed by NicolasWindingRefn.Creator/NicolasWindingRefn. In 1996, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.
27th Sep '14 12:05:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* CorruptCop: Milo deals with one in ''3''. The same cop [[spoiler: catches Muhammed for Milo]].
to:
* CorruptCop: Milo deals with one in ''3''. The same A cop on Milo's payroll [[spoiler: catches Muhammed for Milo]].Muhammed]].

* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Averted. None of the gangsters except Milo does actually have a lot money. Most of the pushers and thugs in Pusher 2 are broke and/or indept. Frank has hardly more money than the average Joe from his deals and is in debt. When we finally see Milo's home, it's average looking villa with a decaying pool.
to:
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Averted. None of Intentionally averted, as Winding Refn has always stated that he never wanted to glamorize the gangsters except Milo does actually have a lot money. underworld. Most of the pushers and thugs in Pusher 2 are broke and/or indept. Frank has hardly more money than live shabby, desperate lives. Even Milo, the average Joe from his deals and is bigshot crimelord, lives in debt. When we finally see Milo's home, it's average looking an average-looking villa with a decaying pool.

* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Radovan actually did open up the pizza place he was telling Frank about in ''Pusher''. Despite this, it doesn't stop Milo from dragging him back in for OneLastJob.]]
to:
* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Radovan actually did open up the pizza place he was telling Frank about in ''Pusher''. Despite this, it doesn't stop Milo from dragging him back in for OneLastJob.One Last Job.]]

* TheUnfavorite: Tonny, compared to all the affection the Duke lavishes on his other son, Valdermar.
to:
* TheUnfavorite: Tonny, compared to all the Tonny can do no right by his father, who lavishes affection the Duke lavishes on his other son, Valdermar.
26th Sep '14 11:56:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message
'''Pusher''' is a Danish crime film written and directed by NicolasWindingRefn. At the time of its release, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.
to:
'''Pusher''' is a Danish crime film written and directed by NicolasWindingRefn. At the time of its release, In 1996, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.
16th Jul '14 8:26:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* CallBack: Pusher 3 contains a lot of call backs to Pusher and Pusher 2: Milo using his CatchPhrase "''You're f**king me''" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quiting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too. ** CerebusCallback: [[spoiler: Milo's bad cooking causes the food poisioning that causes the problematic situation to escalate into a crisis, the fate of the Albanian mobsters illustrates what might have been Frank's fate]].
to:
* CallBack: Pusher 3 ''Pusher 3'' contains a lot of call backs to Pusher ''Pusher'' and Pusher 2: ''Pusher 2'': Milo using his CatchPhrase "''You're "You're f**king me''" me" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quiting quitting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too. ** * CerebusCallback: [[spoiler: Milo's bad cooking causes the food poisioning that causes the problematic situation to escalate into a crisis, the crisis. The fate of the Albanian mobsters illustrates what might have been Frank's fate]].
15th Jul '14 12:17:33 PM AgentSniff
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* CallBack: Pusher 3 contains a lot of call backs to Pusher and Pusher 2: Milo using his CatchPhrase "''You're f**king me''" before torturing a victim, the bodybuilder Frank robs returns as Milena's boyfriend, Milo's bad cooking, [[spoiler: Radovan]] has his own restaurant after quiting the gangster life just like he told Frank he wanted too. ** CerebusCallback: [[spoiler: Milo's bad cooking causes the food poisioning that causes the problematic situation to escalate into a crisis, the fate of the Albanian mobsters illustrates what might have been Frank's fate]].

Added DiffLines:
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Averted. None of the gangsters except Milo does actually have a lot money. Most of the pushers and thugs in Pusher 2 are broke and/or indept. Frank has hardly more money than the average Joe from his deals and is in debt. When we finally see Milo's home, it's average looking villa with a decaying pool.

Added DiffLines:
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tonny, but to what degree he could be considered actually "evil" is up to debate. Milo is not above torture and murder [[spoiler: but when the pimp tortures the young prostitute, he finally snaps and kills the pimp. When it happens it's clearly a mix between parental insticts (as Milo is a father to a daughter) and a drugfueled rage that drives him over the edge]].
15th Jul '14 12:17:33 PM AgentSniff
Is there an issue? Send a Message
4th Nov '13 12:01:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* AwesomeMusic: The ''Pusher theme'' and the two variations used in the sequals respectivly. Each film has it's very own moments: ** In Pusher there is a piano piece played during a silent scene where Frank and Vic walks home and Frank watches tv while Vic injects heroin called ''Into the Sun''. The piece itself is a TearJerker and a sharp contrast to the rest of the music in the film. ** In Pusher II it's ''Sad Disco'' and ''With Blood on My Hands'' which plays over the finale of the film and over the credits. ** The third film has the creepy synth theme that plays during the credits.
This list shows the last 10 events of 33. Show all.