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Kongekabale (2004)

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
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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
Bjarne Henriksen ...
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

Henrik Moll: Maybe we should quit, while we are still having fun.
Ulrik Torp: Are you having fun?
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Referenced in Kongekabale - Sandheden om filmen (2004) See more »

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Black Clouds
Composed by Ken Lending (as Kenn Lending)
Performed by Kenn Lending Blues Band
From the album Psychedelic Mind
Olufsen Records 1993 (DOCD5516)
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Clever political thriller
3 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very clever and insightful thriller, this decade's All The President's Men, though without Robert Redford. Brings new angles on the government conspiracy theme. No doubt will be remade as a big Hollywood Studio thriller but unlikely to improve on this thought provoking original. The writer was himself a former top government Spin Doctor. Since the film was released real life events have made the curious leap of imitating fiction in the USA and UK with high profile political scandals, suicides and leaked information. Part of a string of strong political thrillers in recent years including Syriana with George Clooney. Maybe he will be in the remake.


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