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Kongekabale (2004)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 1 October 2004 (Denmark)
Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders W. Berthelsen ...
Ulrik Torp
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Erik Dreier Jensen
Nastja Arcel ...
Lone Kjeldsen
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Henrik Moll
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Peter Schou
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Gunnar Torp
Charlotte Munck ...
Mette Torp
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Mads Kjeldsen
Helle Fagralid ...
Signe Jonsen
Jesper Langberg ...
Aksel Bruun
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Per Vestgaard
Kurt Ravn ...
John Erhardsen
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Bo Andersen
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Søren Agergaard
Clara Maria Bahamondes ...
Julie Torp
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Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray. At the same time, young, ambitious journalist, Ulrik Torp, is given the opportunity of a life time and made Dagbladet's correspondent in Parliament. Before long, Ulrik gets caught up in a ruthless struggle for power headed by the party's two successors to the leadership, chairman Erik Dreier and spokesman Lone Kjeldsen. Ulrik barely geets to dip his toes in the water, before all hell breaks loose. Speculation in the press and calculated lies fuel the controversy at great personal cost to many of the people involved. Ulrik slowly uncovers a cynical plot that involves the country's incumbent Prime Minister. He becomes obsessed with learning the truth. But no one will listen to him, be it politicians or colleagues in the press corps, and as election day draws near, Ulrik has to face the power elite ... Written by Anonymous

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The character of the villain, played by Søren Pilmark, is according to directer Nikolaj Arcel based on Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. See more »

Quotes

Ulrik Torp: What does a 22 year old guy want most in the whole world?
Henrik Moll: I don't know... pussy?
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Connections

Featured in Kongekabale - Sandheden om filmen (2004) See more »

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King's Suite
Composed by Mads Storm
Performed by Mads Storm
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Very entertaining!
29 April 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this gem when I caught it at a festival. The film is very well crafted. Tight direction, brilliant lighting, and shot after shot was just sparkling and a pleasure to watch. The story holds your interest throughout and although you're not forced to hold your breath in suspense, you ARE looking forward to where it is going. The performances are all believable but an actor named Anders W. Berthelsen carries this film on his back! If this guy can speak English, he's the next great American character actor. Meanwhile, I'll settle for subtitles.

8/10


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