OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW
2010 | 99 minutes | Crime | Drama
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Written by: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
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, honour, and obligations.
R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune’s friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial classes defined by the inmates.