The Green Butchers

The Green Butchers (2003)

There is something mythological about killing an animal and then mocking it by sticking it into its own intestine

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2003-03-08
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 266 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: Dansk
  • Production Company: M&M Productions
  • Production Country: Denmark
  • Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
star 7.1/10
From 266 Ratings


A black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further complications arise due to the reappearance of Bjarne's intellectually disabled twin brother Eigil.

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  • Nikolaj Lie Kaas

    as Bjarne / Eigil
  • Mads Mikkelsen

    as Svend
  • Line Kruse

    as Astrid
  • Nicolas Bro

    as Hus Hans
  • Aksel Erhardtsen

    as Villumsen
  • Bodil Jørgensen

    as Tina
  • Ole Thestrup

    as Holger
  • Lily Weiding

    as Juhl
  • Camilla Bendix

    as Beate
  • Tomas Villum Jensen

    as Håndværker
  • Elsebeth Steentoft

    as Ingrid Grith
  • Mikkel Vadsholt

    as Elektriker
  • Peter Lambert

    as Håndværker
  • Jeppe Kaas

    as Musiker
  • Jakob Cedergren

    as Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
  • Kristian Halken

    as Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
  • Kjeld Nørgaard

    as Leif Larsen
  • Lars Ranthe

    as Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
  • Peter Reichhardt

    as Levnedsmiddelkontrollen
Costume & Make-Up Helle Nielsen Costume Design
Production Kim Magnusson Producer
Camera Sebastian Blenkov Director of Photography
Directing Anders Thomas Jensen Director
Editing Anders Villadsen Editor
Art Mia Stensgaard Production Design
Writing Anders Thomas Jensen Screenplay
Sound Jeppe Kaas Original Music Composer
Production Tivi Magnusson Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mia Stensgaard Costume Design