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King's Game (2004)
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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... See full summary »

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Anders W. Berthelsen ...
Ulrik Torp
Søren Pilmark ...
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
Jens Jørn Spottag ...
Per Vestgaard
Kurt Ravn ...
John Erhardsen
Bjarne Henriksen ...
Bo Andersen
Clara Maria Bahamondes ...
Julie Torp
Anders Nyborg ...
Hans Erik Kolt
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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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A Typical Thriller, But ... Danish ?
11 October 2004 | by (Aalborg, DK) – See all my reviews

This is one of the movies that you see hundreds of from the big movie-mekka, Hollywood... But in the last couple of years, danish movies have improved radically, and producers abroad has gotten an eye open towards danish actors, producers, directors and so on and so forward... But most of our big hits have been comedies and action-movies, and almost always with an actor by the name of Kim Bodnia in the leading role... But now it's time to introduce the first danish thriller since Nattevagten (Nightwatch, as the American replicant of it is called), Kongekabale...

The movie is based on a book by the same name, and the book is loosely based on a true story - with rewritten names and so on and so forward... The book got great reviews, and so did the movie... And it's just...

I went to the cinema to watch the movie, as I read the book a couple of months ago and wanted to see if the movie could live up to the suspense of the book... And it does...

With Søren Pilmark as the mean politician, who seems to be involved in all the mysterious happenings, and Anders W. Berthelsen as the nosey reporter, who smells something is wrong, we've got two of Denmarks best actors to ensure us of a good evening spend in front of the screen... Søren Pilmark, who is well-known for his comic-talent, shows a dark side of himself and delivers a GREAT performance... Anders W. Berthelsen, who got his real breakthrough this spring with a leading role in the danish drama-series Krøniken, shows a more progressive side of himself, and it suits him just as fine as the shy guy he is known for...

With all this said, I can't say nothing else that:

Go see the movie - it can easily live up to similar Hollywood-movies...


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