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Pingpong Kingen
The King of Ping Pong
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TitleThe King of Ping Pong
Swedish titlePingpong Kingen
Prod Year2007
DirectorJens Jonsson
WriterHans Gunnarsson, Jens Jonsson
Director of photographyAskild Vik Edvardsen
ProducerJan Blomgren
CastJerry Johansson, Hampus Johansson, Ann-Sofie Nurmi, Georgi Staykov, Frederik Nilsson
PlotA warm and humorous drama full of depth and originality set in the far north. RILLE (16) is ostracised and bullied; a nobody. Everywhere, that is, except in the ping-pong room. There he rules; he is the King of Ping Pong. His brother Erik (13) is charming, respected and loved by all. Despite the profound difference between them, they share the same blood; at least that is what they both believe. When they learn the truth about their father during their spring break, they become bitter adversaries engaged in a life and death struggle.
AwardsSundance Film Festival 2008
Cinematography Award, World Cinema - Dramatic
Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Dramatic

Athena Int Film Festival 2008
Gold Athena for Best Picture

Brisbane Int Film Festival 2008
Cine Sparks Jury Award

Chicago Int Film Festival
Silver Hugo for Best New Director

Montréal International Children's Film Festival 2009
Special Jury Prize, International Competition
Prod companyBOB Film
Line ProducerIngrid Rudefors
Co-ProducerGunnar Carlsson, Anna Croneman, Kim Magnusson, Per-Erik Svensson
Co-production companyRazor Film Produktion, Eurimages du Conseil de l’europé, Nordisk Film, MEDIA, Nordisk Film A/S, Filmpool Nord, Sveriges Television (SVT)
DistributorNordisk Film
MunicipalitiesGällivare, Jokkmokk, Luleå