Last Exit (2003 film)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Budget 10,000 USD
Director David Noel Bourke
Initial DVD release August 10, 2005 (Germany)
Screenplay David Noel Bourke
Language English and Danish
|Writer David Noel Bourke (screenplay)|
Initial release October 11, 2003 (Denmark)
Cast Gry Bay, Christian Schrold, Micah Epstein
Similar The Life of David Gale, Lord of War, Absolute Evil
Last Exit is an independently produced feature film from Denmark. Shot on a low budget, it features actress Gry Bay.
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Nigel (Morten Vogelius) is an incompetent criminal who flees his native England to Copenhagen in order to escape the loan sharks who are after him. He and his wife Maria (Jette Philipsen) shack up at a hotel, while each struggles separately with a drug problem. Maria manages to get a straight job, and Nigel gets a gig storing illegal goods for a local crime boss known as the President (Peter Ottesen). Things heat up when Nigel falls for Tanya (Gry Bay), a hooker who works for the President, and their affair makes him ever more distant from Maria. The stage is set for a sex and violence-fueled descent into mayhem as the plot twists and secrets are revealed. Maria gets pregnant and Nigel starts to snap, and the only sane one seems to be Jimmy, Nigel's existential pot dealer. Dark humor and a driving pop-rock score complete the dark and atmospheric story.
The film was written and directed by Irish-born independent filmmaker David Noel Bourke. This, his first feature film, was made at a cost of US$1500. It was shot "guerilla style" using a digital camera without a crew. It has a moody storyline with an offbeat soundtrack. The movie features a heady style of sex, violence and philosophical speeches. The reviews are mixed, although considering its budget limitations movie reviewer Nathan Shumate refers to is as "quite possibly the best bang-for-the-buck in cinema history" for such an indie film. It is distributed on DVD in the USA, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark.
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