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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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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
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 »

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Henrik Moll: Educated citizens are being ridiculed and it's okay to question standard human rights. What does that remind you of? The Soviet Union or Nazi Germany? And the journalists don't question a god damn thing, cause' they're scared shitless of being frozen out.
Ulrik Torp: Holy shit, Moll. You are paranoid.
Henrik Moll: The journalists and politicians work in the same building. That's like having a referee who's eating breakfast with the Brazilian soccer team, the night before the world finals.
Ulrik Torp: So what do you suggest that we...
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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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