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Solkongen (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 February 2005 (Denmark)
While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »
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Tommy
Birthe Neumann ...
Susse
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Flemming Kok
Niels Olsen ...
Ole Finland
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Johannes
Mira Wanting ...
Stine
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Grethe (as Lotte Merete Andersen)
Kirsten Lehfeldt ...
Tommys mor
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Tommys far
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Leif
Kristian Halken ...
Læge
Arne Siemsen ...
Ekspedienten
Kjeld Nørgaard ...
Skovfoged
Ib Frendø ...
Præst
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Forbrændt pige
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While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & Flemming give him tips on how to give Golden Sun some masculine appeal. Susse just happens to have a sleazy lawyer that does not appreciate the new look. Written by Anonymous

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Aurinkokuningas  »

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DKK 17,500,000 (estimated)
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The film earned three Robert Award Nominations in 2006; Best Actress (Birthe Neumann), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Lehfeldt) and Best Title Song (Nightbird by Maria Montell) See more »

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References Bagdad Cafe (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

So Nice (Summer Samba)
Written by Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Maria Montell
From the album "Bossa For My Baby" (2005)
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An odd gem
31 October 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Director Thomas Villum Jensen and writer Anders Thomas Jensen are at last teamed up again for the first time since their Oscar-nominated short feature "Ernst and the Light". Where Anders Thomas Jensen has had the greater artistic success of the two, writing and directing "Flickering Lights", "The Green Butchers" and "Adam's Apples" and writing several other acclaimed pictures, Villum Jensen has focused on his work as an actor, occasionally directing mainstream family entertainment such as "Love at First Hiccough" and "My Sister's Children". "Solkongen" was shot in Svendborg, Denmark, a town on the south side of Funen, and although no-one in the film speaks with the proper accent, the milieu is actually very well captured. The characters are all very believable, even the more stereotyped comic-reliefs like Niels Olsen and Thomas Bo Larsen. That being said, the story is a classic comedy with the structure of a fairytale, only a very strange one. A middle-aged, wealthy widow in need of an introvert young losers affection - this may sound like a "Sunset Boulevard"-theme, but the misanthropy is gone, the Sunset Boulevard is an empire of Solariums, and the conclusion is as unusual as it is completely compelling due to the chemistry between Lie Kaas and Neumann.


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