Down 1,251 this week

Curling King (2011)
"Kong Curling" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,402 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 16 critic

Curling skip Truls Pålsen's team has to make a come back after suffering from psychic problems with oversizing details.


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 15 Dec 2012
a list of 49 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Curling King" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Curling King (2011)

Curling King (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Curling King.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dag (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Dag is a Norwegian comedy series about a marriage counselor who think people should live in solitude. He hates spending time with other people, except from his friend Benedict who is ... See full summary »

Stars: Atle Antonsen, Tuva Novotny, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Glenn has been dumped by his girlfriend. He is lonely, and terribly difficult to deal with. To cheer him up, his buddies get a brilliant idea. How about organizing a fake audition for a non-existing feature film?

Directors: Nini Bull Robsahm, Patrik Syversen
Stars: Peter Stormare, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jenny Skavlan
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Jakob has a superficial relationship to the women in his life. That is until he meets Nina. How will he cope with this new situation?

Director: Alexander Eik
Stars: Thomas Giertsen, Ane Dahl Torp, Gard B. Eidsvold
Free Jimmy (2006)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Director: Christopher Nielsen
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels
NAV, Norway (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Atle Antonsen, Josephine Bornebusch, Jan Sælid
Pitbullterje (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The only friend Jim can get is the only friend he really doesn't want, the fat boy called Pitbullterje. But for the first time in life he will experience that a friend can be both easy and difficult to cope with.

Director: Arild Fröhlich
Stars: Petrus Andreas Christensen, Jørgen Foss, Robert Lindahl Haug
Director: Ole Endresen
Stars: Kristofer Hivju, Atle Antonsen, Jon Øigarden
Etaten (TV Series 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Atle Antonsen, Jan Sælid, Siw Anita Andersen
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

1979 is ending, the 80s are approaching rapidly. Carl and Robert, two slacker best friends who smoke hashish as a way of cheerful living - have been peddling hashish for a decade, hitting ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Thomas Bo Larsen
Helt perfekt (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Thomas Giertsen, Ine F. Jansen, Jon Øigarden
Nissene på låven (TV Series 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Norwegian mock-reality-TV-game-show where a group of people are dressed up as Christmas gnomes, moved into a small barn loft and filmed at all hours. Forced to survive on a diet of marzipan... See full summary »

Stars: Espen Eckbo, Trond Fausa, Eivind Sander
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Six "regular" guys leave their home and life in Fredrikstad in order to go to the World Cup in Germany to cheer on Norway.

Directors: Bjørn Fast Nagell, Harald Zwart
Stars: Jan Edgar Fjell, Petter Jørgensen, Anders Fjell


Credited cast:
Atle Antonsen ...
Truls Paulsen
Linn Skåber ...
Sigrid Paulsen
Trine Kristine
Harald Eia ...
Bård Tufte Johansen ...
Kåre Conradi ...
Stefan Ravndal
Jon Øigarden ...
Jan Sælid ...
Anne Marit Jacobsen ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariell Renate Bjørkhaug ...
Girl at the Party
Ulf Brunnberg ...
Rod Arne
Magnus Devold ...
Ornitolog (as Trond Fausa Aurvaag)
Else Kåss Furuseth ...


Curling Skip Truls Pålsen and his team was the best, until Pålsen got psychic problems with oversizing details. 10 years after he's getting out of hospital, and finds that he has to find money to save his heavily smoking mentor with a costly lunge transplant abroad. The way to do it? Make an impossible comeback and win a million. This is the Big Leboweski of the curling sport. Written by OJT

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

curling | comeback | cult film | satire | See All (4) »


Comedy | Sport



Official Sites:



Release Date:

23 September 2011 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Curling King  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


NOK 16,100,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Spoofs Deliverance (1972) See more »


Have you ever seen the rain
Written by 'John Fogerty'
Cover performed by Ulf Brunnberg
Cover produced by Jonas Kroon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A different, weird and curly bad taste - Big Lebowski-style
23 September 2011 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This comedy by main character Atle Antonsen, playing the character Truls Paalsen (obviously named after the Norwegian Olympic gold skip Paal Trulsen) was quite different from what i expected. It was much funnier!

Watching it on the premiere night in the cinema after reading some mediocre critics mainly giving it three out of six stars, my expectations wasn't the greatest, though I know the type of humour Atle Antonsen is an exponent for. This film has been much awaited, and I really can't say that I didn't really enjoy the whole 80 minutes of it. And I wasn't alone, with this. The audience in the theater had a good time and lots of laughs.

The story? Not important, obviously, since this film is carried by sketches. But it goes like this: Pålsen and his team was the best, until Pålsen got psychic problems with oversizing details. 10 years after he's getting out of hospital, and finds that he has to save his heavily smoking mentor with a costly lunge transplant abroad. The way to do it? Make a comeback and win a million.

It's kinda difficult to explain the visuals of the movie, but it gives a plain, but still colorful kind of seventies style, though this story is supposed to be much nearer in time. It's odd, quirky, weird and outrageously funny. It reminds me of some of films by the likes of Pål Sletaune ("Budbringeren"), Bent Hamers ("Eggs", "Kitchen stories"), Cohen- brothers ("Fargo", "Burn after reading"), Harakld Zwart ("One night at McCools") or maybe Aki Kaurismäkis ("The Man Without A Past") or films like that, but still it's way more crazy. Obviously Cohens "The Big Lebowski" has been a great inspiration as well, taking the sport curling on the same ride as the dude did in that great Cohen-classic.

There's a great cast of comics doing their small parts, everyone doing it great. Actually Atle Antonsen is not by far the funniest, but he keeps the film together. It's not a perfect film - no to be that it loses out on the climax and maybe also direction. But the gags and characters is funny enough to make me feel sad I didn't get to see more.

Great humor, great characters, great filming, not so great story - but still one of the best Norwegian comedies ever. I think some quotes from this will live on forever. Well done!

10 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Big Lebowski karmaspare
Discuss Curling King (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: