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King's Game (2004)
"Kongekabale" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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During a talk at a Danish high school, movie director Nikolaj Arcel said that he ask Søren Pilmark not to talk or be nice to Anders W. Bertelsen during production, because it would improve the acting (the two characters are supposed to dislike each other, the one being superior to the other). This resulted in Anders W. Bertelsen being somewhat nervous and cautious around Søren Pilmark. When shooting was done Arcel told Anders W. Bertelsen all about the secret and the two actors became friends. See more »

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Erik Dreier Jensen: This will be forgotten in two weeks, I hope you realize that.
Ulrik Torp: Two weeks is enough.
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Referenced in Kongekabale - Sandheden om filmen (2004) See more »

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Lost You Forever
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A brilliant film
7 October 2005 | by (milton keynes) – See all my reviews

This film is simply riveting from beginning to end. Right from the opening scene I found myself enthralled and could simply not take my eyes off the screen.

I remember many years ago seeing " All the president's men " which was about two journalists successful attempts to uncover the truth about the Watergate scandal.

This film is very much in the same genre and at least as good. It is clearly the best film I've seen this decade and I've seen some very good ones.

The main star , Anders W Bertelsen is one of my absolute favourite actors. He was supported some some of Denmarks best actors.

The script was excellent and the way the tension and uncertainty as to what was going to happen and what what going to be uncovered , was masterfully handled.


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