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King's game

Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2004

107 min.DK/Feature

Starting a new job as a political journalist at a leading newspaper, Ulrik Torp (Anders W. Berthelsen) witnesses a brutal struggle for power in the Midparty's ranks - a struggle that coincides with the party's charismatic leader's involvement in a near fatal car accident. A flurry of lies and media speculation surround the incident. Gradually, Ulrik unearths a ruthless conspiracy involving the incumbent prime minister and becomes obsessed with bringing the truth into the light. But neither his colleagues nor the politicians are willing to listen to him, and as election day draws near, Ulrik finds himself alone, battling against the powers that be.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Kongekabale
Danish title Kongekabale
Other titles King's game
Director Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg
Based on Frit efter romanen "Kongekabale" af Niels Krause Kjær
Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Director of Photography Rasmus Videbæk
Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Sound Hans Christian Kock, Claus Lynge
Composer Flemming Nordkrog, Henrik Munck
Production designer Niels Sejer
Appearances Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2921 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 01.10.2004
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Imperial, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, Bio Værløse, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 46 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Nikolaj Arcel
Casting: extras Lena Paaske

Script

Script Nikolaj Arcel
Script Rasmus Heisterberg

Production

Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Executive producer Bo Ehrhardt
Line producer Lene Nielsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk

Stills

Stills Per Arnesen

Editing

Editing Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Music

Music Flemming Nordkrog
Music Henrik Munck

Production design

Production design Niels Sejer

Sound

Sound engineer Hans Christian Kock
Sound engineer Claus Lynge

Voice

Radio nyhedsoplæser Anne Vig
Radio nyhedsoplæser Peter Carstens
Radio nyhedsoplæser Nina Høgsberg
Radio nyhedsoplæser Anne Mette Philipsen
Radio nyhedsoplæser Ole Corneliussen

Appearance

Ulrik Torp Anders W. Berthelsen
Erik Dreier Søren Pilmark
Lone Kjeldsen Nastja Arcel
Henrik Moll Nicolas Bro
Peter Schou Lars Mikkelsen
Gunnar Torp Ulf Pilgaard
Mette Torp Charlotte Munck
Mads Kjeldsen Lars Brygmann
Signe Jonsen Helle Fagralid
Aksel Bruun Jesper Langberg
Per Vestgaard Jens Jørn Spottag
John Erhardsen Kurt Ravn
Bo Andersen Bjarne Henriksen
Søren Agergaard Nicolaj Kopernikus
Julie Torp Clara Maria Bahamondes
Hans Erik Kolt Anders Nyborg
Gitte Bruun Marianne Høgsbro
Simon Bruun Robert Hansen
Pernille Riis Laura Christensen
Ole Finsen Hans Henrik Voetmann
Lars Grønbæk Anders Peter Bro
Kasper Hald Søren Poppel
Søren Krogh Henrik Noél Olesen
Martin Hald Frank Thiel
Lise Christiane Bjørg Nielsen
Inger Marie Torp Susanne Breuning
Lufthavnsvagt Kenneth Carmohn
Journalist Niels Krause-Kjær
TV2 nyhedsoplæser Jes Dorph-Petersen
TV2 nyhedsoplæser Michael Kamber
TV2 reporter Kaare R. Skou
TV2 reporter Gunilla Roijer

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2006-03-14
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2005-11-11
Reykjavik Film Festival 2005-09-29
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2005-08-19
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2005-07-07
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2005-06-17
Sydney Film Festival 2005-06-10
Transilvania International Film Festival 2005-05-27
Seattle International Film Festival 2005-05-19
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2005-04-21
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2005-04-02
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04
London Film Festival 2004-10-20
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2004-08-04
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