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Danish Film 'The Green Butchers' to Screen at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 30, 2009

poster for The Green ButchersEAU CLAIRE — "The Green Butchers" (Denmark 2003) will conclude this year's films series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with screenings May 7-10. The University Activities Commission of the Student Senate will present the film at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each day in Davies Theatre.

Combining the trite, the morbid and the amusing, "The Green Butchers" is a Danish black comedy in the vein of "Delicatessen." Bjarne and Svend are pals who open a butcher shop that becomes a success only after a tragic but timely discovery in their walk-in freezer.

"In these grim but funny tales (think of the brilliant musical 'Sweeney Todd' and cult film 'Eating Raoul'), the first body always pops up by chance, a regrettable but convenient fatality that sends a once-hapless protagonist down the slippery but lucrative slope toward murder and a fresh menu," wrote The Washington Post. "[The] tone is admirably dry, and the film offers its pleasures through small, writerly details."

Written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, the 100-minute film is subtitled in English and rated R.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

The campus film series is administered by the Activities and Programs office of the University Centers.

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