Archive Cinema City 2014.

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Spies & Glistrup

Genre: Biography | Drama
Country: Denmark
Year: 2013
Duration: 110 min

Director: Christoffer Boe
Scenario: Simon Pasternak, Christoffer Boe

Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Nicolas Bro, Trine Pallesen, Jesper Christensen

Programme selection: 360°


Maybe the best thing to come out of Scandinavia during the hippie years was, in fact, the story of a radical libertarian and a hedonist capitalist. Their friendship, forged by being outsiders in a conformist country, took them through years of adulation and success, with slight detours into the welcoming arms of vilification and imprisonment. A joyride through taxation, mass travel, hookers and politics. Not feeling too constrained by historical facts, director Christoffer Boe's story of Simon Spies and Mogens Glistrup covers just a few of their decades in a tale of warmth and humour, defiance and eccentricity. The film takes place in the years from 1965 to 1984.

Original language: Danish
Subtitle: English, Serbian
Producer: Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Caroline Schlüter Bingestam

Filmography: Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013), Beast (2011), Kill (short, 2011), Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Riskær - avantgardekapitalisten (doc. 2008), Offscreen (2006), Allegro (2005), Europe – Danmark (short, 2004), Reconstruction (2003), Anxiety (short, 2001), Kissmeyer Basic (TV series, 2001)