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Blu-ray Review – Klown (2010)

Klown, 2010.

Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard.

Starring Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle, and Niels Weyde.

Synopsis:

In order to prove to his pregnant girlfriend that he is father material, Frank brings his 12-year-old nephew along on a weekend canoeing trip with his friend Casper, although the trip is really a front for a weekend of debauchery.

There is always a danger with comedy in a foreign language that the humour won’t translate as well, especially when you have to read subtitles and, as we all know thanks to social media and the backlashes it can cause, crude humour in written form doesn’t always have the desired effect. Luckily Danish comedy Klown doesn’t rely too much on the written (or spoken) word for most of its humour, most of which is very juvenile (but still extremely funny) and means you’ll probably have
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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 50-41

We all have predisposed notions about the infamous “romantic comedy.” As with other genres, there’s a large subsection of offerings, giving it a bad name. But, for every tired, cliché-driven comedy, there is another impressive offering that redefines the genre, garners plenty of laughs, and tells an honest story about love and relationships, however warped they may be. In the coming weeks, we’ll take a look at the fifty romantic comedy films that should be seen. These may not all be classic films, but they certainly put a stamp on the industry and the genre we affectionately call “rom-coms.”

#50. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Most of Wes Anderson’s films could be described as romantic comedies, but his 2012 effort stands out, as its central story focuses on young love and the need to find acceptance. In Anderson’s world, while quirks abound, true connections between characters are commonplace. With Moonrise Kingdom,
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[Fantastic Fest Review] Klovn Forever

Those familiar with the off-kilter comedic duo behind the Danish TV series Klown (or Klovn as it is known in Denmark) — which spurned one of the most hilarious and inappropriate feature films of recent years — will know exactly what type of humor to expect from their sequel Klovn Forever. Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen star essentially as parodies of themselves in this Curb Your Enthusiasm-style comedy, combining mundane issues from their personal lives with some extremely outlandish situations. They push the boundaries of what is considered appropriate with their off kilter brand of humor, falling into categories that are intentionally offensive — such as misogyny and even racism. But therein lies the appeal: in these playful antics, here considered nonchalant, do we as an audience find humor in how outrageous and disrespectful they can be.

Five years since their original escapade — when Frank kidnapped a young boy during a planned
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Danish director Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48

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Danish director Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48
Danish director’s final TV series to be premiered later this month by Danish pubcaster Dr.

Danish director Kathrine Windfeld has died at 48 after a short illness. According to local press, she suffered from a brain tumour.

Windfeld, whose latest television series (as conceptual director) The Team (Mord uden grænser) – a European Dr-zdf-svt-orf-arte co-production starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen – will be premiered by Danish pubcaster Dr on Feb 22, left her imprint both in feature films and television drama.

“With her insisting power and energy she was on the threshold of realising the full potential of an already impressive career,” wrote managing director Henrik Bo Nielsen of the Danish Film Institute. “Her infectious humour and sometimes furious energy will be remembered and missed.”

Educated at the National Polish Film School in Lodz, adding a Ma in Film Production at the Northern School of Film & TV at the University of Leeds, Windfeld made several shorts and documentaries while working
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Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48

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Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48
Danish director’s final TV series to be premiered later this month by Danish pubcaster Dr.

Danish director Kathrine Windfeld has died at 48 after a short illness. According to local press, she suffered from a brain tumour.

Windfeld, whose latest television series (as conceptual director) The Team (Mord uden grænser) – a European Dr-zdf-svt-orf-arte co-production starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen – will be premiered by Danish pubcaster Dr on Feb 22, left her imprint both in feature films and television drama.

“With her insisting power and energy she was on the threshold of realising the full potential of an already impressive career,” wrote managing director Henrik Bo Nielsen of the Danish Film Institute. “Her infectious humour and sometimes furious energy will be remembered and missed.”

Educated at the National Polish Film School in Lodz, adding a Ma in Film Production at the Northern School of Film & TV at the University of Leeds, Windfeld made several shorts and documentaries while working
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‘Klown’ DVD Review

Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle | Written by Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam | Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard

Imagine taking Curb Your Enthusiasm and mixing it with the gross out comedy of a movie like The Hangover. To some people this may sound like the worst thing ever, especially the thought of taking Larry David’s work and mixing it with a movie like that, how could they? The answer to this question is a movie called Klown, which in turn is based on a television show from Denmark. While not many people in the UK will have seen the television show, the film is an eye opener to something they just might like.

When Frank (Frank Hvam) finds out his girlfriend is pregnant she lets him know she is not sure that he can actually be a good father. To prove to her that he can,
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Klown: The Movie DVD Review

Director: Mikkel Norgaard

Starring: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle, Lars Hjortshoj

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Certificate: 18

A follow-up to a Danish comedy series that ran from 2005-2009, this 2010 film finally gets a release in the UK. I won’t even pretend to have seen the series, but luckily you don’t need much background to enjoy this vile dark comedy. Knowledge of the specific relationships may help some viewers and will certainly lessen the shocking impact of the foul adventures protagonists (for they certainly aren’t heroes) Frank and Casper find themselves in.

Frank and Casper are two very unlikable men. Unlike many similar characters in films though, they don’t try to be unlikable, it’s just written into their genes. Frank’s the kind of guy who leaves a child unattended in a house with burglars as he escapes himself, or ejaculates into
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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 50-41

We all have predisposed notions about the infamous “romantic comedy.” As with other genres, there’s a large subsection of offerings, giving it a bad name. But, for every tired, cliché-driven comedy, there is another impressive offering that redefines the genre, garners plenty of laughs, and tells an honest story about love and relationships, however warped they may be. In the coming weeks, we’ll take a look at the fifty romantic comedy films that should be seen. These may not all be classic films, but they certainly put a stamp on the industry and the genre we affectionately call “rom-coms.”

#50. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Most of Wes Anderson’s films could be described as romantic comedies, but his 2012 effort stands out, as its central story focuses on young love and the need to find acceptance. In Anderson’s world, while quirks abound, true connections between characters are commonplace. With Moonrise Kingdom,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Klown Review

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard.

Starring: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle, Marcuz Jess Petersen.

Certificate: 18.

Running Time: 93 minutes.

Synopsis: In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank (Frank Hvam) ‘kidnaps’ her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper’s (Casper Christensen) debauched weekend canoe trip

Klown is the film sequel to a Danish TV show that similarly to its big inspiration Curb Your Enthusiasm is shot in an observational, single camera style and stars the two Danish comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as highly fictionalised versions of themselves. The film also serves up several cameo appearances from famous Danish people which, while amusing for Danes (mild-mannered composer Bent Fabricius-Bjerre as a sleazy brothel owner for instance), likely won’t register as particularly funny for people not in the know.

The central storyline is pretty farfetched from the word go and only
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Mipcom Briefs: Spt Inks Pair of ‘Dragon’s Den’ Deals

Mipcom Briefs: Spt Inks Pair of ‘Dragon’s Den’ Deals
Sony Pictures Television has sold rights to biz competition format “Dragon’s Den,” known in the U.S. as “Shark Tank,” for versions that will air in Germany and Spain.

In Germany, Spt’s local unit will produce the local version of the show for private broadcaster Vox, which is part of the Rtl Group. The German version, which will go into production in January 2014, will be called “Die Hohle des Lowen,” or “Lion’s Den.” Spanish shingle Pulso TV will produce the Spanish version for Spain’s pubcaster Tve.

Spt’s “Dragon’s Den” deals mark the latest of many local versions for the show, a global hit, already produced in countries comprising Australia, Canada, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Created by Nippon Television Network Corporation (Ntv) and sold internationally by Sony, the show is currently in its 11th season in the U.K. On BBC Two and in its
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Farewell to The Killing: those Danish queries answered

How bad is the financial crisis in Denmark? Does it really rain that much? And what are Danes going to watch after Sarah Lund's final scenes? Ucl's Scandinavian Studies department give us some answers

The Killing trilogy comes to an end this Saturday as Sarah Lund's final adventure concludes. The jumper-sporting police officer is not the only Scandinavian police officer to win over British viewers, but her arrival on screen certainly helped prompt a wave of interest in Denmark that has seen tourism from the UK to Copenhagen rise and our obsession with stylish light fittings grow. But, before we say goodbye to our favourite television detective, there are still some questions about Denmark and its most famous TV export that need answering – not least those pertinent to this last series, set amid the financial crisis. We put them to members of University College London's Scandinavian Studies department, including Mary Hilson,
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Exclusive: Klown 'The Penis' Blu-ray Featurette

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Exclusive: Klown 'The Penis' Blu-ray Featurette
Image Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive featurette from the Drafthouse Films comedy Klown, currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and several digital outlets. Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen star as two friends who decided to take young Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen) along on their trip to visit a famous Danish brothel. Along the way, they discover that Bo has an extraordinarily tiny penis. This behind-the-scenes featurette shows just exactly how they made this microscopic prosthetic device.

Klown - Exclusive The Penis Featurette

Klown follows two wildly inappropriate friends (played by celebrated comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen) as they run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through social taboos, unspeakable debaucheries and absurd sexual encounters. Misguided Frank kidnaps the nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential, while the sex-driven Caspar is determined to visit a world-renowned brothel - only a couple of
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Klown Blu-ray and DVD Arrive September 25th

Klown Blu-ray and DVD Arrive September 25th
Image Entertainment and Drafthouse Films prepares you for ludicrous scandals and the epitome of ridiculous behavior with Klown. Based on the wildly popular six-season Danish TV show of the same name, this internationally acclaimed and award-winning saga of debauchery comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on September 25th via Image Entertainment. Srp is $29.97 for the Blu-ray and $27.97 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 28th. Digital download outlets include iTunes, Amazon, Distrify, Vudu, Xbox and other digital partners. On-Demand outlets include At&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cox and DirecTV.

Klown follows two wildly inappropriate friends (played by celebrated comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen) as they run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through social taboos, unspeakable debaucheries and absurd sexual encounters. Misguided Frank kidnaps the nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential, while the sex-driven Caspar is determined to visit a world-renowned brothel
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Klown Movie Review

Klown Movie Review
Title: Klown Director: Mikkel Norgaard Starring: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle Kind of loosely of a piece with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s “The Trip,” by way of ”The Hangover” or “Bad Santa,” Scandanavian import ”Klown” is another comedy that wrings most of its laughs from the premise that in the absence of a civilizing female presence males are apt to revert to despicable and idiotic behavior. A raunchy road movie and winner of the Best Comedy Film prize at last year’s Fantastic Fest, director Mikkel Norgaard’s is crisply acted and peppered with enough legitimately funny set-ups to win over the subtitle-averse, even if toward the end it [ Read More ]
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Exclusive: Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen Talk Klown

Exclusive: Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen Talk Klown
Arriving in select theaters this Friday, July 27th, from Drafthouse Films, is one of the funniest comedies of the year. Based on a Danish television series of the same name, Klown follows best friends Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as they set out on a sex-fueled canoe trip away from their significant others. These plans go south when Frank is unexpectedly forced to care for his young nephew Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen). Despite the presence of this ten-year-old child, Frank and Casper push on, pulling off some of the raunchiest jokes ever witnessed in the history of cinema. It's the "Tour de Pussy!" And it's not to be missed. If you don't live near one of the select theaters playing Klown this weekend, you can rent and watch the film directly from us! Just click on the player below.

We recently caught up with the two masterminds behind this ribald
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Klown Rolling Roadshow Canoe Trip Video

Klown Rolling Roadshow Canoe Trip Video
On June 30th stars Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen and producer Louise Vesth joined over 100 fans on an unforgettable canoe trip down the Guadalupe river. At the end of the canoe trip attendees were treated to a Rolling Roadshow screening of Klown and a Q&A. We now have footage from this event, along with the new Mondo poster.

Klown - The Ultimate Klown Experience Rolling Roadshow Canoe Trip

Mondo artist Alan Hynes created a poster to celebrate the Drafthouse Films release of Klown. "The simplistic bold look of the poster takes a cue from the original look of Klown series; large Futura type and negative space, very Euro" said Mondo artist Alan Hynes.

Sadly, this poster is now sold out. But stay tuned, as for tomorrow, we will have information on how you can watch Klown right here at this very website!

Klown was released July 27th, 2012 and stars Frank Hvam,
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Mikkel Norgaard, “Klown”

Long considered one of the funniest shows in Scandinavia, the television series Klown features Danish comedians Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam playing Curb Your Enthusiasm-style variations on themselves, getting into hysterically awkward encounters with friends and strangers, loved ones and frenemies, including other Danish celebrities such as actress Iben Hjejle (High Fidelity, The Boss of It All) and Jørgen Leth (the co-director, with Lars von Trier, of The Five Obstructions). Running for six seasons, it propelled the comic duo to the heights of Danish celebrity and mainstream popularity. Now there is a film version of Klown directed by Mikkel Nørgaard, who conceived and directed much of the series with Christensen and Hvam, an uproarious and vulgar and sneakily sentimental comedy, playing like an odd riff on the significantly inferior The Hangover series. Whether it is a canoe trip from hell or the single most unforgettable masturbation joke/set piece you’ll likely ever see,
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[Review] Klown

With “Klovn’s” television run finishing in 2009 after six seasons, celebrated Danish comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen decided on a big screen transition to continue their socially awkward antics. Taking a page—whether coincidentally or not seems up for debate to some—from Larry David‘s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, their characters exist in a heightened state of normalcy. Uncomfortably dealing with life lessons alongside family and friends, these two buffoons obviously have a few screws loose when it comes to thinking before they act. Selfish, utterly aloof, and prone to ruining their lives with relative ease, the men of Klovn: The Movie [Klown] should appeal to many HBO subscribers as a result. Therefore, the fact this proud “Curb” hater found it off-putting, boring for stretches, and oftentimes misguided shouldn’t detract viewers from watching. Conversely, the surprising fact I started enjoying myself about halfway through might actually be a recommendation.
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Klown | Review

A Buffoon Buffet: Danish Comedy Brazen, Ballsy, Adult Fun

Witness the most surprising, and hands down, funniest film to be released in American theaters this year with Klown, the feature debut of Mikkel Nørgaard, based on his 2005-2009 Danish television series of the same name. Released in his native country in 2010, the film has managed to gain some notoriety playing at a small number of festivals stateside, the content so brazen, so daring, so adult (not pornographic, per se, but in its ability to be realistic in its comedic scenarios and not cop out to please the fantasies of the moral majority), that it reveals its closest American counterpoint, The Hangover to be the bullshitty scam it really is. And surprisingly, it’s got a crack at being dumped into American cinemas, though it may already be destined for cult superstardom since it is utterly offensive to mainstream sensibilities. Oh,
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Klown 'Bo's Coming Canoeing' and 'Pants' Clips

Klown 'Bo's Coming Canoeing' and 'Pants' Clips
Want to impress your friends with your world knowledge of cinema? Then go see the Danish comedy Klown, which is hands down the funniest film of the year (so what if you have to read subtitles, you big baby?). This rauchous adventure stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as two lifelong friends, both in committed relationships, who set out on a canoe trip they've secretly dubbed "Tour de Pussy!" Things take a turn for the hilarious when Frank's young nephew Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen) is forced to come along. Check out two new clips, and then be sure to check out Klown when it hits select theaters and VOD on July 27th.

Klown - Bo's Coming Canoeing?

Klown - Pants

Klown comes to theaters July 27th, 2012 and stars Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle, Lars Hjortshøj, Tina Bilsbo, Mads Lisby. The film is directed by Mikkel Nørgaard.
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