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Karlas kabale (2007)

Karla's parents are divorced and she lives with her mom, stepdad, brother and stepbrother. After arguments with mom, dad drinking again and no real X-mas in sight, she runs away from home. Will she be back for Christmas?

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Ina Bruhn (screenplay), Renée Simonsen (novel) (as Renée Toft Simonsen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Arndt-Jensen Elena Arndt-Jensen ... Karla
Nikolaj Støvring Hansen Nikolaj Støvring Hansen ... Mads-Morten
Jonathan Werner Juel Jonathan Werner Juel ... Lillebror (as Jonathan Juel Werner)
Ellen Hillingsø ... Rikke
Nicolaj Kopernikus ... Leif
Allan Olsen Allan Olsen ... Allan
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Buster
Paw Henriksen Paw Henriksen ... Ejnar
Ulla Henningsen Ulla Henningsen ... Gudrun
Lars Knutzon Lars Knutzon ... Knud
Sofie Stougaard ... Demonstratrice
Laura Rihan Laura Rihan ... Molly
Birgitte Simonsen Birgitte Simonsen ... Mollys mor
Søren Malling ... Børnelokker
Ulver Skuli Abildgaard Ulver Skuli Abildgaard ... Politimand Erik
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Storyline

Karla's Game is a comedy family film that deals with problems of a very modern family. The story is seen through the eyes of the 10-year-old Karla, who struggles to keep her family together at Christmas. This is however not easy when your parents are divorced and you have a new step dad, irritating brother as well as a father who doesn't always keep his promises. Written by Stinna Lassen

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

9 November 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo de Karla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK 16,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Truly Moving Picture
4 October 2008 | by tolliniSee all my reviews

I am a judge for the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival. This feature film is a Crystal Heart Award Winner and is eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner in October of 2008. The Heartland Film Festival is a non-profit that honors Truly Moving Pictures. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."

Karla is a 10 year-old Danish girl that faces an all too common problem around Christmas-time. She wants to have a traditional, old-fashioned holiday season, but is part of an extended family. She has a father with a drinking problem who lives alone. She lives with her Mother and Stepfather and brother and step-brother. The logistics are hard and everybody is so busy.

She finally concludes, "…grown-ups don't care about Christmas." And this will be "… (her) worst Christmas ever."

Karla finds a respite with an eccentric older man called Buster. It's hard to tell whether Karla is watching over Buster or Buster is watching over Karla. But at least they have each other.

Karla's despair and quest for holiday joy might make her family re-examine their lives … or maybe it won't. Karla has a lot to teach all of us if we will only stop being busy and listen and watch.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.


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