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The New Tenants (2009)

A nosy neighbor, a drug dealer and an angry husband make for a move-in day that two men will never forget.

Director:

Joachim Back

Writers:

Anders Thomas Jensen (original screenplay "De Nye Lejere"), David Rakoff (adaptation)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Jan
Kevin Corrigan ... Zelko
Liane Balaban ... Irene
Jamie Harrold ... Peter
David Rakoff David Rakoff ... Frank
Helen Hanft ... Grandma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chandy Krapes Chandy Krapes ... Joan
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Storyline

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2010 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

De nye lejere See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Boys on Film 7: Bad Romance (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

To Night is the Last
Performed by Sam Bisbee
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Excellent dark comedy... probably not for everyone.
3 January 2015 | by lukas-sumperSee all my reviews

First off, this film is for me one of the best live action short films i've ever seen. This is probably because it doesn't really feel like a short film, more like a piece of a feature film. Not only Story wise but also the quality is more than great, thanks to Pawel Edelman (the pianist, Ray) the images are gritty in a beautiful way.

The Story is quite simple, A gay couple moves into a new apartment and gets to know their weird neighbors. But the Plot offers more with some crazy twists, so i don't want to spoil anything here. The casting and acting is superb, and fits the comical characters which seem a little absurd at times (hence the missing star).

Its in my opinion in the ranks with films like Snatch (2000), In Bruges (2008) or Requiem for a Dream (2000) the only problem... its a lot shorter. A must see and totally worth the 20 minutes, if you can find it somewhere.


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