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by Nikolaj Arcel


Starting a new job as a political journalist at a leading newspaper, Ulrik Torp 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.

international title: King's Game
original title: Kongekabale
country: Denmark
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
film run: 107'
release date: DK 01/10/2004
cast: Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro, Lars Mikkelsen, Ulf Pilgaard, Charlotte Munck, Lars Brygmann, Helle Fagralid
cinematography by: Rasmus Videbæk
film editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
art director: Niels Sejer
costumes designer: Helle Nielsen
producer: Meta Louise Foldager
production: Nimbus Film
backing: DFI (Danish Film Institute) + New Danish Screen
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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