Pusher 3 (18)

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All three Pusher films tell bleak cautionary tales about the men who make their living by dealing drugs on the streets of Copenhagen. Each vérité-style episode points a handheld camera at a different character, and in part three it's the turn of Milo (Zlatko Buric), a Serbian kingpin whose age and heroin intake are catching up with him. With a consignment of ecstasy to sell, and a gang of Albanian human traffickers to appease, when's he going to get the cooking done for his daughter's 25th birthday party? At times this grisly farce becomes a slog for the viewer as well as for Milo, but it also leaves you feeling strangely fond of a homicidal drugs baron.