Pusher 2: With Blood on My Hands
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
PUSHER II tells the story of Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen), a crook from the Copenhagen underworld whose previous run-in with a baseball bat has left his mind addled and unreliable. Having just been released from prison, Tonny tries to bring order to his life and gain the respect of his father, the Duke, a notorious gangster who appears to have nothing but contempt for his son. Tonny soon learns that nothing in this new life comes easy. Trying to repay a debt held over from prison, he makes misstep after misstep, running further afoul of the Duke. On top of it all, Tonny must contribute to the upbringing of a baby boy which may or may not be his own. Battling the scorn of all around him as well as his own drug-fuelled delirium, Tonny must forge a path toward some form of redemption, or perish in the attempt.
Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen
Enjoyed but felt a little flat story wise. Great cinematography
Mads is great, but real bleak and tough to watch at times.
I think this is the weakest of the trilogy, but it still keeps you interested and packs a punch.
Again, I don't know why these are on Shudder, but as a huge fan of Nicolas Winding Refn, THANK YOU. This second film in the Pusher series is my favorite of the three.
I thought the person who said Tonny was a more sympathetic character than Frank was crazy. However, he won me over, over the course of this film. I condemned him for snitching on Frank in the first movie but, clearly, Tonny is over anyone who talks about his beloved (and now dearly missed) mor (mother). Still not a fan of the snitching but clearly Frank was lucky he didn’t get iced by Tonny himself for that. A gangster who gets a heart. I love the part where Tonny thinks about stealing the coke? And reaches for something else instead. One of my favorites!