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Synopsis: In what critics are hailing as “the funniest movie of the year!” (IFC), KLOWN follows two wildly inappropriate friends — played by celebrated international comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen — as they run amok through the Danish countryside, plowing through endless awkward confrontations and unspeakable debaucheries. Hopelessly wrongheaded Frank “kidnaps” the 12-year-old nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential, and they join sex-crazed Casper on his secret adulterous weekend canoe trip. Rampaging through exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison, the three paddle downstream from one chaotic misadventure to the next, all culminating in a surprisingly sentimental portrait of friendship and a final shocking reveal that you’ll never be able to unsee.

Genre

Comedy

Rated

R

Language

Danish

Run Time

93 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Frank Hvam (Frank)
Casper Christensen (Casper)
Marcuz Jess Petersen (Bo)
Mia Lyhne (Mia)
Iben Hjejle (Iben)
Lars Hjortshøj (Hjortshøj)
Tina Bilsbo (Tina Bilsbo)
Mads Lisby
Anne Møen (Katrine)
Niels Weyde (Ole)
Elsebeth Steentoft (Pykker)
Roger Kormind (Fætter Andreas)

Directed by

Mikkel Nørgaard

Written by

Casper Christensen
Frank Hvam
Mikkel Nørgaard

Produced by

Louise Vesth

Edited by

Morten Egholm
Martin Schade

Composer

Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Production Designer

Rasmus Thjellesen

Prod. Company

Zentropa Entertainments - www.zentropa.dk

Awards

Zulu Awards - Denmark - 2011

Best Film (Mikkel Nørgaard)

Zulu Awards - Denmark - 2011

Best Actor (Frank Hvam)

Zulu Awards - Denmark - 2011

Best Supporting Actor (Marcuz Jess Petersen)

Robert Festival - Denmark - 2011

Audience Award (Mikkel Nørgaard (director), Louise Vesth (producer))

Fantasia Film Festival - Canada - 2011

Best Feature Cheval Noir (Mikkel Nørgaard Zentropa Productions 2)

Austin Fantastic Fest - USA - 2011

Best Picture Gutbuster Comedy Feature (Mikkel Nørgaard Zentropa Productions 2)

Quotes

In its cheerfully offensive and bizarre way, Klown is often funny. - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Its deliberate aversion to good taste is the biggest gag of all, and the source of its claim to infamy; yet running beneath the grossness, and the calamitous bonhomie, is a quiet streak of despair. - Anthony Lane, New Yorker

It's the absurdity of the whole thing, combined with subtly brilliant comic performances and a richly warm centre, that make Nørgaard's film so thoroughly enjoyable. - Ben Nicholson, CineVue

KLOWN is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see. - Chase Whale, Film.com

This slice of life comedy is crude, inappropriate, disgusting, and ridiculously funny. - J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

A gleefully rude Danish wronging-of-age comedy. - Simon Crook, Empire Magazine

Press

Rotten Tomatoes - Certified Fresh - [Rotten Tomatoes]

Country of Origin

Denmark

Production Year

2010

Aspect Ratio

1.85 : 1

Sound Mix

Dolby Digital

Medium

35mm

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