King Curling (Kong Curling)

Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in the hopes of winning money for Gordon to have an operation in the US.

Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in the hopes of winning money for Gordon to have an operation in the US. Truls stops taking the meds and tries to convince his old team mates that he is mentally stable enough to lead them to victory in the Norwegian Curling Championship. But, is it a good sign that he obsessively insists his teammates pull their zippers all the way up before they can play?

Production and distribution

Production Year
2011
Release date (national)
2011-09-23
Production Company
4 1/2 AS
Krusesgt. 8
N-0263 Oslo
Producer
Håkon Øverås
Festival Contact
NFI Features
International sales
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Crew

Director
Ole Endresen
Manuskript
Ole Endresen
Atle Antonsen

Technical information

Sjanger
Comedy
Farge
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Length in min's
75'
Language
Norwegian

Director

Ole Endresen

Ole Endresen has for many years been an integral part of a new wave of Norwegian television comedy, both as a writer, producer and director. He has directed sketch-based comedy shows like Out in Our Garden, Team Antonsen, God kveld Dagfinn, and Three brothers who aren't brothers, and is also an experienced director of commercials. His debut as a director of more dramatic fiction material came with the (still very comedic) television series Etaten in 2006, while Curling King (2011) marks Endresens debut as a feature film director.

Cast

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Atle Antonsen
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Jon Øigarden
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Steinar Sagen
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Jan Sælid
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Ingar Helge Gimle
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Ane Dahl Torp
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Linn Skåber
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Kåre Conradi
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Anne Marit Jacobsen

Visning på festivaler

2011
BFI London Film Festival
2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2012
Göteborg International Film Festival
2012
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
2012
Cinequest Film Festival
2012
Cleveland International Film Festival
2012
Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam
2012
Istanbul Film Festival
2012
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
2012
Filmfest DC, Washington DC
2012
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival
2012
Trento Film Festival
2012
Seattle International Film Festival
2012
Norwegian Film Week, Moscow
2012
Duluth Superior Film Festival
2012
Belfast Film Festival
2012
International Filmfest Emden-Norderney
2012
PiFan - Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
2012
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2012
Screenplay Film Festival, Shetland
2012
Calgary International Film Festival
2012
Milwaukee Film Festival
2012
Edmonton International Film Festival
2012
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
2012
Chicago International Film Festival
2012
Cockatoo Island Film Festival
2012
Regiofun
2012
ExGround Filmfest
2012
European Film Forum Scanorama
2012
Les Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Toronto
2013
Tokyo Northern Lights Festival
2013
Scandinavia House, New York
2013
Vermont International Film Festival
2013
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Prizes

2012
Cinequest Film Festival: Audience Award: Best Feature