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Pizza King

Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark, 1999

103 min.DK/Feature

Young Junes, son of an immigrant, is in a bind. He is tired of selling hot goods to fences and feels he is being pushed into his best friend Bobby's desperate, dangerous criminal plans. More than anything, Junes would like to return to the boxing ring that gave him dignity and a sense of identity. Pizza King, a little fast-food joint, is where they hang out, pass the time of day, and swap stories. Junes is the guy with his head screwed on, Bobby the devil-may-care type, and when they come across 25 kilograms of cannabis during a burglary, a conflict of loyalties arises; it intensifies when Junes falls for the beautiful Fatima, a law student from outside the all-male crime scene.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Pizza King
Danish title Pizza King
Director Ole Christian Madsen
Screenplay Ole Christian Madsen, Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Lars K. Andersen
Director of Photography Bo Tengberg
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Sound Christian H. Lund
Composer Frithjof Toksvig
Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen, Morten Isbrand
Appearances Ali Kazim, Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Farshad Kholghi, Isam Subeihi
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film, Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning
International sales Nimbus Film International ApS / Filmbyen 20 / 2650 Hvidovre
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 07.05.1999
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Scala, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Bio Lyngby X-Y-Z samt 10 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film, Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning

Direction

Direction Ole Christian Madsen

Script

Script Ole Christian Madsen
Script Janus Nabil Bakrawi
Script Lars K. Andersen

Production

Production Morten Kaufmann
Production Bo Erhardt

Cinematography

Cinematography Bo Tengberg

Stills

Stills Lars Høgsted

Editing

Editing Søren B. Ebbe

Music

Music Frithjof Toksvig
Musical consultant Jeppe Bisgaard

Production design

Production design Torben Stig Nielsen
Production design Morten Isbrand

Sound

Sound Christian H. Lund

Appearance

Junes Ali Kazim
Bobby Janus Nabil Bakrawi
Zuzu Farshad Kholghi
Fauzi Isam Subeihi
Fatima Ellen Nyman
Bobbys onkel Mr. Albela
Claus Jimmy Jørgensen
Walther Steen Stig Lommer
Steen Anders W. Berthelsen
Håndværker #1 Bjarne Henriksen
Håndværker #2 Max Hansen
Urobetjent Peter Gantzler
Bobbys søster Nadia Nanna Berg
Sputnik Zeev Sevik Perl
Sarah Fadime Turan
Fatimas dreng Jamel Sundoo
Junes far Muhammad Kazin
Junes mor Siham Alwan
Claus' polske kæreste Meike Bahnsen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011-11-04
Malmö, BUFF 2000-03-13
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1999-11-12
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
Cannes, Festival de 1999-05-12
Berlinale 1999-02-10
Göteborg International Film Festival 1999-01-29
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