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Kurt Turns Evil (2008)
"Kurt blir grusom" (original title)

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One day Kurt discovers that society basically does not respect forklift operators very much. His wife is an ambitious architect. His neighbor is a medical doctor. Not even Kurt's own kids ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Atle Antonsen ...
Kurt (voice)
Kristin Skogheim ...
Anne-Lise (voice)
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Bud / Barnehagebarn (voice)
Anders Bye ...
Bruse-Kurt / Gunnar / Sjømannen / Kaffedrikkende gaffeltrøkkfører (voice)
Pernille Sørensen ...
Helena / Statsministeren / Rigmor / Reporter / Rik dame / Sykesøsteren (voice)
Jon Øigarden ...
Dr. Petter / Kelner / Pasient med utslett / MF Gaffeltrøkkfører (voice)
Fredrik Steen ...
Supermegaoversjefsdoktoren / Dommeren / Gullsmeden / Rik mann / Polske arbeidere / SOB Gaffeltrøkkfører (voice)
Paul-Ottar Haga ...
Politimann / Rekefangen (voice)
Espen Sandvik ...
Tegnestiftfangen (voice)
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One day Kurt discovers that society basically does not respect forklift operators very much. His wife is an ambitious architect. His neighbor is a medical doctor. Not even Kurt's own kids seem to be very happy about their father's occupation. Even if Kurt is popular among his colleagues and likes to drive a forklift, he quits his job, and starts climbing the social ladder. He wants to become a doctor, he wants to get rich, and he wants to be somebody. In the end, he even wants to become Prime Minister. But he does not have much success in any of his projects, and as time goes by, Kurt turns - vicious. Written by Qvisten Animation

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19 June 2009 (Denmark)  »

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This is the first film adaptation of a book from the famous Norwegian children's book series by Erlend Loe, about Kurt, a short-tempered but good-natured forklift driver. See more »

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Written by Lars Inge Lønning and Aslag Guttormsgaard
Produced by Ole Petter Andreassen
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Fun if you don't take it too seriously
11 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

The author Erlend Loe's stories about Kurt the forklift operator make some of the most successful novels for children and adults alike in recent Norwegian literature. Naturally this led to a CGI animated adaptation of two of his stories combined in one less than hour and a half long film.

Kurt is a man with short temper, nostalgia for "the good old days" and a quirky family (wife is a successful architect, older son is a snob, younger one is intellectually far beyond his boyhood and daughter is a metalhead). Their traits as well as the world around them that's just a bit off, make for some very involving adventures. This time Kurt feels unappreciated by his neighbors, wife and family. When a very successful snobbish doctor moves in next door, Kurt snaps and decides to outdo him in the game of success even if that means running for the mayor's office or becoming a doctor.

Although it does have a lot of social commentary jabs, this is first and foremost a story about family and what really means to be successful. If you can view it in that light you will enjoy it. However, certain "little things" (like the sailor character) might insult some. Considering the books did the same thing, guess you could say it's just being true to the source material.

If you want to see a family film (not for the youngest, though) or just want to see an interesting although goofy and slightly racy adventure try it out. It could have been better (it does tend to be a bit hectic occasionally) but it's a good first try.

If you like the books definitely see for yourself how this adaptation turned out and if you don't like Kurt's stories this film won't change your opinion.

If you've never heard about Kurt, it's not a problem. You don't have to know anything about the books to be able to follow or enjoy this first Kurt's big screen adventure.


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