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Adam's Apples

Adam's Apples (2005)

April. 15,2005
| Drama Comedy Crime

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.


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Not in the negative or disparaging sense, but both the background and characters are like from another world. Everything is twisted and intertwined, laugh is inside tragic events and/or past, people in the parish are so different as they can be... And so there is religion: a kind of unifying factor, but through questionable motives and patterns. Well, the director and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen is famous for strange films and Adams æbler is definitely shining in this row.But the strongest part of the film is the cast, it includes so many contemporary Danish character actors: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas... They are really great to follow, even if their characters' actions make you shrug your shoulders, or some jokes or scenes are just above/your comprehension. Thus, the film is well recommended, but it must be seen in a company of like-minded, it is not for everyone's taste. People with extreme or fie!ugh! attitudes should better skip it totally.


Adams æbler is one of the best movies I have ever seen and I have seen quite a few. Awkwardly, even though it forced me to acknowledge that my personality has an intently merciless side which I didn't know existed (meaning laughing at things you are not supposed to laugh at) I found the dark humour and absurdity of the film thoroughly refreshing.Every little scene, every conversation, every piece of music in this comedy-ish danish drama is spot on. The acting is superb and the performances are even more powerful due to a relatively small amount of characters. Anders Thomas Jensen does not spell things out for you: you are free to think what you want about religion, stereotypes, unwavering optimism or criminal behaviour. He does not judge his characters, he doesn't even take them too seriously and the result is still a surprising, incredibly entertaining piece of art which crawls under your skin and doesn't let you go for days.I recommend it to everyone who appreciates original, provocative, inventive but still digestible art or all in all likes European filmmaking. I don't recommend it to people who tend to dislike unconventional stuff or cannot take in politically incorrect, dark humour.


It really is a movie masterpiece. I have never come along any comparable story and this is not the only aspect making Adams Apples my personal favorite of all time. The characters are very developed. You get a little piece of everyone's background-story so you cannot help but feel like knowing the people for a long time and so, you perfectly sympathize their changings. If i had to use one word to sum-up the movie it would be: Touching. The least thing i can say is that you will surely enjoy watching it, whether you like it's surprising plot twists or moral lessons. This is a movie that everyone needs to see. It will make you laugh, when you're not supposed to do. It will make you cry, when you shouldn't feel like doing so. It is one of the few movies, that are getting better, the more often i watch them. But still i cannot completely categorize it. All i know is, that it should be more famous than it is.10/10, my favorite movie


Even if Adam Appel has not much to do with reality (such a wonders happens anyway). But don't forget a movie most take you with itself to its world and make you laughing or sorrowing. Adam Appel is one the most beautiful movies which could make me laughing and at the same time sorrow. It made me even one step toward believing in God. Even if I don't believe in God since I was 13 years old, this movie made me one step closer in believing God. To the People who expect to see an documentation based on scientific principals, I have to say you were in wrong cinema. Adam Appel take you to a world, which is at the same time real and fantasy. In order to see it you have to be a person having fantasy and at same time a realistic view. If you got both this propperties this would be a wonderful movie for you.