R (film)


Theatrical poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • René Ezra
  • Tomas Radoor
Written by
  • Michael Noer
  • Tobias Lindholm
Starring Pilou Asbæk
Cinematography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Edited by Adam Nielsen
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 17 April 2010 (2010-04-17)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Denmark
  • Danish
  • Arabic
Budget DKK 4,755,000

R (Danish: R) is a 2010 Danish prison drama film written and directed by Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer, and starring Pilou Asbæk. The film was produced by Nordisk Film. The film follows Rune Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk), who is serving a prison sentence of two years in Horsens State Prison. Here he is set to do the dirty work of distributing drugs between departments.



The film won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film in 2011. Asbæk received a Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Rune. The director Tobias Lindholm scored a Bodil Honorary Award for his films Submarino and R.[1] The film won the same year the Robert Award for Best Danish Film.[2]


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