Weekdays, they change oil and adjust brakes at a garage. But on weekends Martin and Nikolaj break free: they try to get their hands on a new model Audi from the showroom for an extreme trial run; steal a car or drive their souped-up Ford Focus to the industrial terrain where illegal street races are held. A world of molten rubber, fights, tattooed girls in tight tops, growling bikes and pumping hip-hop.
But one night it goes wrong. Martin knocks down a pedestrian with his car and is sentenced for manslaughter. Fraught with guilt, Nikolaj seeks solace with Martin’s girlfriend, which puts the friendship between the two of them at knife edge.
Both the Hollywood experience and the Danish roots of director Christian E. Christiansen can be seen in this film, which has the polished pace of The Fast and the Furious, but the psychological subtlety we know from many Scandinavian productions. A successful cocktail of adrenaline, petrol and genuine drama.


Original title
Lev stærkt
Filmmaker
Christian E. Christiansen
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Denmark
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
86’
Language
Danish
Producer
Louise Vesth
Production Company
Zentropa Entertainments
Sales
TrustNordisk
Writer
Christian E. Christiansen, Morten Dragsted
Cinematography
Ian Hansen
Editor
Michael Bauer Nielsen
Sound Design
Allan Holmberg
Music
Allan Holmberg
Cast
Danica Curcic, Cyron Melville
Website
http://trustnordisk.com/film/2013-edge