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The Trouble with Terkel (2004)

Terkel i knibe (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Musical | 20 May 2011 (USA)
Terkel is an average teenager whose life takes a turn for the worse when a girl who had a crush on him kills herself and an unknown maniac starts stalking him.


Anders Matthesen (radio serial), Mette Heeno (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Anders Matthesen Anders Matthesen ... Terkel / Arne / Jason / Sten / Saki / Johanna / Stewart / Leon / Gunnar / Solveig / Rita (voice)
Kim Mattheson Kim Mattheson ... Terkel's Mum / Johanna (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Bailey ... The Narrator (voice)
Ben Bishop ... Jason / Saki / Stan
Olivia Colman ... Terkel's Mum (voice)
Adrian Edmondson ... Terkel (voice)
Aksel Hennie ... Terkel / Arne / Jason / Sten / Saki / Johanna / Stewart / Leon / Gunnar / Solveig / Rita / Terkel's Mum / Johanna (voice)
Felix Herngren ... Terkel / Arne / Jason / Sten / Saki / Johanna / Stewart / Leon / Gunnar / Solveig / Rita / Terkel's Mum / Johanna / Fiona / Doris (voice)
Helena Roman ... Fiona / Doris / Girl (voice)
Toby Stephens ... Justin (voice)
Johnny Vegas ... Uncle Stewart (voice)


The life of 6th grader Terkel changes drastically when he causes the suicide of a girl who has a crush on him when he call her a fat cow. Suddenly he not only has to deal with his annoying little sister, his one-word father (No!), his mother's bizarre rants and his alcoholic and violent uncle Stewart, now he also has to deal with death threats from a stalker and his best friend distancing himself. On the plus side his two bullies think he is awesome and there is a new cool teacher, and he can of course always ask his uncle Stewart for help - kind of. It all culminates in a school trip. Written by Bo Pettermann

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Worst, Animated film, Ever


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Did You Know?


Felix Herngren does all voices in the Swedish version of the film. See more »


Saki: Ey Sten, why are your sheets wet?
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Crazy Credits

Just like in "A Bug's Life" the end credits are intercut with animated "outtakes", featuring narrator Arne as director. See more »

Alternate Versions

Was remade in the US as The Trouble with Terkel (2010). See more »


Referenced in The Olsen Gang Gets Polished (2010) See more »


Ta' og fuck af!
Written & Performed by Anders Matthesen
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User Reviews

Entertaining with a morbid twist.
28 August 2007 | by rwaite44See all my reviews

I found the movie quite a surprising piece of artistic work. If you enjoy the Tim Burton animations such as Nightmare Before Christmas you will enjoy this one. Bewarned this is a little more darker and also has its own take on animation. Watch for the small details, such as eyes, eye lid movements, lips to express feelings. Fantastic! The story line becomes an unexpected mild mystery/horror, with a few short twisted musical numbers thrown in. Overall, its was unusual but kept me entertained and watching. I didn't really walk away with anything but amusement. I guess that's what it was all about. Definitely worth watching.

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Denmark | USA


English | Danish

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terkel in Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,648, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film, A. Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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