Klown (Danish: Klovn - The Movie) is a 2010 Danish comedy film directed by Mikkel Nørgaard, and written by and starring Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen. It was developed from the successful Danish television series of the same name, in which Hvam and Christensen play fictionalized versions of themselves.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mikkel Nørgaard|
|Produced by||Louise Vesth|
|Music by||Kristen Eidnes Andersen|
|Cinematography||Jacob Banke Olesen|
|Edited by||Morten Egholm|
|Distributed by||Nordisk Film|
|Box office||$12.4 million|
Klown premiered in Denmark on 16 December 2010 and managed, during the two remaining weeks of December, to become the most watched Danish film of 2010.
The movie had its North American premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal in July 2011, where it won the Cheval Noir award. The film was also shown in the United States at the Fantastic Fest where it won as best picture and best screenplay in the Gutbuster comedy feature category.
In the autumn of 2011, it was sold for distribution in the United States to Drafthouse Films and 27 July 2012 it was given a limited North American release in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin as well as being available through video on demand services. The following weeks it expanded to several other theaters throughout the US.
Warner Bros. has bought the rights to remake Klown with Todd Phillips named as a possible director with Danny McBride to star. On 3 November 2016, it was announced that Sacha Baron Cohen would headline the remake.
|Bodil Awards||Best Danish Film||Nominated|
|Fantasia International Film Festival||Best Feature Cheval Noir||Won|
|Fantastic Fest||Gutbuster Comedy Feature - Best Picture||Won|
|Gutbuster Comedy Feature - Best Screenplay||Casper Christensen
|Oldenburg International Film Festival||German Independence Award - Audience Award||Nominated|
|Robert Awards||Audience Award||Won|
|Zulu Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Best Actor||Frank Hvam||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Marcuz Jess Petersen||Won|
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