Right, let’s just get this out of the way, we don’t like the fact that this movie even exists. In fact we have yet to understand why this movie exists. It probably has something to do with an industry exec’s idea that all movies are better without subtitles.
The trailer above for Pusher is a straight remake of the Danish original released back in 1996 which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, (Valhalla Rising, Drive), as part of a gripping, brutal trio of films which arguably could be categorised as the best crime trilogy ever filmed, (yes, we’re taking The Godfather into account).
The plot is exactly the same as the original and rattles along like so:
Frank (Richard Coyle), is a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos are all around and he becomes a man trapped in his own world. Eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go, becoming a man paralysed with the fear of knowing there is no way of preventing his inevitable fate.
If you haven’t yet watched the original and the other two parts to the Pusher Trilogy we urge you to seek them out and watch them immediately, even if you only a passing interest in the crime genre.