Darks Arts is back. This week I am reviewing 2/3 of the Danish Pusher trilogy. To be honest I’m not sure if I can bother watching the last one. As you can already tell I’m not in love with this film. In fact to continue with the love analogy this is the girl that you hooked up with once, wasn’t that impressed but still you went back at it the next morning. Just to be polite. If you go for a third time then that’s just asking for trouble.
The trilogy focuses on the Danish, specifically
Each film, Pusher 1 and 2, has a twist at the end that almost makes watching the film acceptable or even tolerable. Each film follows a member of the underworld and their attempt to rectify the debt that they have stumbled into. Along the way they learn the virtues of growing up and taking responsibility. Both films are basically a coming of age tale, set in grim, barely lit
Let me finish by saying this is a film that doesn’t glamorise the drug dealing lifestyle and for that it should be rewarded. The first film was shot independently and thus allows the viewer to forgive its deficiencies. However both sequels were made since the director was bankrupt. In doing so he took away any shine that could have been gained from the original work.
Don’t let the trailer fool you. It did me.