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Russian Pizza Blues (1992)

Four parallel stories about a Russian and his daughter trying to get to his wife's Russian Pizza House in New York, but they are stranded in Copenhagen. A girl getting married. A man ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Wikke Michael Wikke ... Leslie Howard Hansen
Steen Rasmussen Steen Rasmussen ... BB
Sergey Gazarov ... Gazarov
Marianna Rubinchik Marianna Rubinchik ... Elena Gazarova
Monica Zetterlund ... Herself
Claus Nissen Claus Nissen ... Claus
Hugo Øster Bendtsen Hugo Øster Bendtsen ... Hugo
Nastja Arcel Nastja Arcel
Charlotte Toft Charlotte Toft ... Lotte
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Line
Robert Grant Robert Grant ... Robert
Ian Burns Ian Burns
Jytte Pilloni Jytte Pilloni
Desmond Scarlett Desmond Scarlett
Michael Friis Michael Friis


Four parallel stories about a Russian and his daughter trying to get to his wife's Russian Pizza House in New York, but they are stranded in Copenhagen. A girl getting married. A man finding his brother and starting a new life in the city. Two men working at a bridge. And it's all happing the same night. Written by Henrik Madsen <henrikm@daimi.aau.dk>

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Denmark | Norway | Sweden


Danish | English | Russian

Release Date:

18 December 1992 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Orosz Pizza Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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(3 parts) (TV) | (theatrical)


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Pleasant moodpiece.
5 March 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

Wikke and Rasmussen, creators of the original tv-shows "Robin Hat", "Tonny Toupé Show", "Sonny Soufflé Chok Show", "Ronnie Rosé Show" and "Søren Kierkegaard Road Show" have added another interesting title to their CV with their feature film debut "Russian Pizza Blues". It´s an enjoyable, benign mood piece which tells several stories of passengers on an airport bus in Copenhagen. Great atmosphere and quotable dialogue make up for occasional amateurish performances and certain heavy-handed action or suspense scenes (the post office robbery being the worst offender). A distant cousin to the films of the Kaurismäki brothers and Jarmusch´s "Night on Earth", this is highly watchable, but not for all tastes.

Look for cameos from producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen as a seedy motel receptionist, magician Paul Arland as a cardplayer, and painter Mikael Kvium as a drunk stag party guest.

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