Synopsis: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production: Olvie Films
  14 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

I must have a

Rune Pedersen with up. Right?

It's you, who is Rune, right?

You're going with me.

We're going this way.


This here, you can't get with in.

You can't get that with in. And

this here, you do can't either get in.

Then you take all your clothes of

and throw it on the bench.

Everything. Pants, underpants,

undershirt. Everything.

Thank you.

So I would like, you come

over there and squat down.

Farther down. Yes thanks. Up again.

Lift your left foot. Yes thanks.

The right. Yes thanks.

Chewing gum.

You can spit out here. Thank you.

Just open the mouth.

Out with the tongue. Yes thanks.

Your hands.

Turn them around. Thank you. Run them

straight through your hair like this.

Thank you.

Yes thanks.

I ask out of curiosity, -

- what have you really done,

since you're going to 4th West?

They're really a half

times bigger, than you are.

The big guys up there,

they're waiting for you.

They know, you're coming.

You must have done something,

which isn't very smart.



What number is the new one going in?

- He comes in 465.

- 465.

Then please come with me.

465, it's your cell.


Is it okay? Do we agree?

- Hey. Hey ...

- What then?

Can I get some cleansers?

I would like to clean my cell.

It will be later.

- That you can do after exercise.

- Yes yes.

Hey. Hey! Claus!

- Yes?

- Why are you running around with that?

He wouldn't have it.

He says, it is too soft.

It doesn't completely matter.

It's not yours, right?

I got it from him.

- It belongs to that cell.

- He wouldn't have it.

Go ahead. You put it in.

in your cell, and there it stays.

Then you f***in relax,

otherwise you go to bed -

- right now.

The whole bunch. Shut up!

If one of you say something as much

as one second , then so we say goodnight.

Helmuth you were the first.

Go into your cell. Good night.

You're also just going into your cell.

Also goodnight to you.

Are there more,

there will be smart-ass? Shut up!

Then there's f***ing quiet!

Thank you. It's bloody incredible.

Welcome to Horsens!

Come here. Lie still.

I've been waiting for you. It was

a friend of mine, you stuck down.

One don't get round with that.

Stand up.

Either you smash someone, or even

you'll be smashed. Understand?

You gotta smash a Paki for us.

Him in the red jacket with full beard.

Beside him the negro.

Look at him. Then look at him!

Remember his face. Look at me.

Can you remember his face?

Good. He shall be smacked.

You smash him,

or you get smashed.

So f*** off with you,

before I change my mind.

- Do you have any cigarettes, Sune?

- Yes.

- Can I get one?

- Yes.

What the f*** are you smiling about?

What is it, that's so funny?

Bricklayer, damn, relax now.

Get out and cool down.

You, you stay seated.

I hear,

you'll fix something for us.

Is it something, you

can find out or what?

That's him the Albanish.

These here shall just

be beaten out of his head.

You'll take him up on the second floor,

when we go on exercise.

There are no guards

up by iso-department.

So give him a decent beating.

He must not come back soon.

What happens to me afterwards?

Nothing happens.

You just take care of yourself.

Exercise, the last ones!

Otherwise, you f***ing

don't come out.

You, hurry a little,

if you'll out.

Good with some air, right?

I say, it's

good with some air.

Well, I close four.

Closes the first!

In! All men go in!


Shut up!

Shut up! Relax!

Away! Away!

There's no more bullshit here.

No more bullshit!

I don't want to hear more from you.

Next time, then you'll get down!

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Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm (born 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for gritty moral dramas. Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won. His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012). Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. more…

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