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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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Really good!
10 March 2010 | by JohnFilmfreakSee all my reviews

Of all the films which were awarded and nominated for an 2010 Oscar, none were more deserving than this.

The plot is very very simple: Two guys moves into a new apartment and get to know their neighbors. And that's all that's going on.

Yet clever writing, great acting and beautiful shots turn the movie into a 20 minute journey of pure enjoyment. The rather dark humor wont give you belly laughs, but will draw an evil grin upon your lips. If you are angry Avatar didn't win the award for best film this year, you probably wont understand why The New Tenants won the award for best short. But if you thought No Country for Old Men was right to win last year, you'll certainly appreciate this as well.


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