Release Date: June 17, 2011
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Starring: Johan Philip Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
Plot Summary: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he’s a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison’s parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune’s friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
The film uses real ex-convicts and ex-guards (all cast in their respective roles) to depict a prison system where violence is the only accepted currency.