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Clown

(Klovn)

North american Premiere

  • Comedy
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  • Denmark
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  • 2010
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  • 88 min
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  • 35mm
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  • Danish with English subtitles
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“As funny and entertaining as it is irrelevant and morally dubious” — Fredrik Gunerius Fevang, THE FRESH FILMS

Credits

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Screenplay: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen
Cast: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Iben Hjejle, Mia Lyhne, Lars Hjortshøj
Producers: Louise Vesth

Indie

Description

Frank and Casper have a plan. They shall take a canoe trip, a trip with tents and minimal personal hygiene. The sort of trip that wives and girlfriends would never want to come along on. A trip where they can be guaranteed complete freedom as men. And then, with significant others left behind, they will get laid. It will be a veritable “tour de pussy,” declares the would-be Lothario, Casper. They shall bed all manner of wondrous and exotic women! And to guarantee that this is the case they shall end their canoe trip at a massive brothel.

There is only one problem. Frank has just discovered that his girlfriend, Mia, is pregnant. And it seems that everybody knew this before Frank himself did. Mia didn’t want to tell Frank because, as hapless and — if we’re being honest — self-centred as he is, Mia has doubts about his fatherhood potential and is not yet sure if she wants to keep the baby. And while Mia is quite correct that Frank does not want a child, he cannot allow this assumption — this aspersion on his abilities — to stand. And so Frank has kidnapped Mia’s young nephew and, Tour de Pussy or no Tour de Pussy, he’s coming with them on the trip.

A hugely popular Danish television comedy based on the real-life comedic talents of Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen, KLOVN ran on Danish TV for six hit seasons before making the step to the big screen. But have no fear, no knowledge of the previous TV incarnation is required to appreciate the largely improvised hilarity of CLOWN. This is awkward gutter comedy raised to high art, a sort of fusion of THE OFFICE and THE HANGOVER. If you find penis jokes funny, this is the movie for you. If you think men are kind of idiots, this will confirm your suspicions while also being the movie for you. CLOWN is every primal male urge played out large on screen with no concern for social mores, the foolishness of the aging male libido on a grand scale, and it is painfully funny stuff.

—Todd Brown

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