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Curling King (2011)

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

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Ole Endresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Atle Antonsen ... Truls Paulsen
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Sigrid Paulsen
Kåre Conradi ... Stefan Ravndal
Ingar Helge Gimle ... Gordon
Jon Øigarden ... Marcus
Jan Sælid Jan Sælid ... Espen
Steinar Sagen Steinar Sagen ... Flemming
Else Kåss Furuseth Else Kåss Furuseth ... Toril
Ane Dahl Torp ... Trine Kristine
Anne Marit Jacobsen Anne Marit Jacobsen ... Psykiater
Ulf Brunnberg ... Rod Arne
Harald Eia Harald Eia ... Arne
Bård Tufte Johansen Bård Tufte Johansen ... Knut
Egil Hegerberg Egil Hegerberg ... Dommer
Kiran Shah ... Pepsimannen
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Storyline

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

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Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Curling King See more »

Filming Locations:

Lillehammer, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK16,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,590,137
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Company Credits

Production Co:

4 1/2 Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofs Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing
Written by Gavin Sutherland
Cover performed by Ulf Brunnberg
Cover produced by Jonas Kroon
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Disappointing after the overload of positive reviews
26 October 2012 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the Rotterdam Film Festival 2012. I felt myself being a minority on this IFFR 2012 opening night, where everyone but me seemed to enjoy themselves. Maybe due to not having enough sleep the night before, I nearly dozed off some of the time.

I don't think that my lack of understanding of the curling sport was the cause. Neither is the insignificant story line at fault, only serving as binding element of the respective sketches. I have no problems with that. Nevertheless, I saw lots of positive reviews, so I infer not being the right audience for this type of humor.

Yet, a few running gags were funny, like the recurring soft drink delivery man receiving complaints about the noise he made. Same can be said about the man who had problems sleeping, attempting several solutions but miserably failing most of the time. On the other hand, some of the running gags were on the border of wearing out, like the former mental hospital patient making a habit of yelling X-rated sentences. I sincerely hope having more luck with the 40+ other films that I booked for this film festival.


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