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Original title Ping-pongkingen
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,41 / 5
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 7
Dialogue
Swedish release 2008-02-08

Plot summary

A warm and humorous drama full of depth and originality set in the far north.Rille (16) is ostracized and bullied; a nobody. Everywhere, that is, except in the ping pong room. There he...

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Festival contact (feature):

Petter Mattsson
+46 8 665 11 34
petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se

Theo Tsappos
+46 8 665 11 33
theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title
Alternative title
Rating title
Title alternative spelling

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Line Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
First Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Special Effects
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Legally responsible
Runner
Casting
Extras Casting
Location Scout
Production Accountant
Unit Publicist
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Color Timer
Negative Cutter
Lab Coordinator
Scanner
On-line Editing
Digital Editing
Digital Grading
Orchestra
Conductor
Music Recording Engineer
Music Consultant
Carpenter
Painter
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Assistant Film Editor
Boom Operator
Sound Editor
Foley
Dialogue Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Trainee
Graphic Design
Insurance
Trailer
Other Crew
Governess

Cast

Jerry Johansson Rille
Hampus Johansson Erik
Georgi Staykov pappan
Ann-Sofie Nurmi mamman
Frederik Nilsson Väg-Gunnar
Alicia Stewén Anja
Carolina Westman Josefin
William Blomfeldt Mikko
Camilla Larsson gympaläraren
Emelie Strömberg UG-ledaren
Sten Elfström man på bussen
Genny Bergvall pappans asiatiska flickvän
Denina Sjölund pappans ryska flickvän
Alf Andersson busschauffören
Sigbritt Nilsson sjuksköterskan
Kim Cristiansen kille i tuffa gänget
Alexander Eriksson kille i tuffa gänget
Andreas Holmqvist kille i tuffa gänget
Robin Isaksson kille i tuffa gänget
Peter Karlsson Björk kille i tuffa gänget
Caroline Lundstedt tjej i tuffa gänget

Companies

Production Company Bob Film North AB
Copyright Bob Film Sweden AB 2008
Co-Production Company Jens Jonsson AB
Filmpool Nord AB
Sveriges Television AB
Nordisk Film A/S
Bob Film Sweden AB
Razor Film Produktion GmbH
Advance allocations Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe 2007-02
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2007
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Planning allocations MEDIA Programme of the European Community
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Nordisk Film AB 2007
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Nordisk Film AB 2008
Laboratory Nordisk Film Post Production AB
Equipment Vantage Film GmbH (kamerautrustning)
Dagsljus Filmequipment AB (ljusutrustning)
Ljudligan AB (ljudutrustning)
Recording Studio Ljudligan AB
Re-recording Studio Europa Sound Production AB
Insurance Media Insurance Brokers ApS
Production Accountant Filmekonomi AB
Sales NonStop Sales AB
Other Company Red Sister AB (musikkonsultation, rättighetsklarering)

Plot summary

A warm and humorous drama full of depth and originality set in the far north.
Rille (16) is ostracized 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.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 145068
Date 2007-12-14
Classification Allowed from age 7
Original length 3065 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 497, 504, 562, 443, 292, 523, 244.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Length in metres 3065 meter
Length in minutes 112 min
Reels 7 rullar


Production location

Sweden 2007-03-05
Europa Studios Solna Sweden
Studio Kronan Luleå Sweden
Gällivare Sweden
Koskullskulle, Lappland Sweden
Malmberget, Lapland Sweden
Hertsöns ungdomsgård Luleå Sweden
Junkön Luleå kommun Sweden
Stora Sjöfallet Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2008-02-08 Sweden 112 min (11 premiärorter i Sverige)
Festival showing 2008-01-25 Draken Göteborg Sweden 107 min Göteborg Film Festival.
2008-01-26 Folkan Göteborg Sweden 107 min Göteborg Film Festival.
2008-01-30 Chalmers 1 Göteborg Sweden 107 min Göteborg Film Festival.
DVD release 2008-08-06 Sweden 108 min
TV showing 2010-04-19 SVT1 Sweden 108 min
2013-04-20 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Heavens on Fire
By Paul Stanley (1995)
Desmond Child (1995)
Performed by KISS


Original title Total Eclipse of the Heart
Composer Jim Steinman (1982)
Lyrics Jim Steinman (1982)
Sung by Bonnie Tyler (1983)


Awards

Festival Award Montreal 2009 (juryns specialpris/special jury award, Montréal children’s FF.)
Park City 2008 (Bästa drama/ Grand jury prize world cinema vid Sundance Film Festival, USA)
Park City 2008 Askild Vik Edvardsen Bästa foto: World Cinema Cinematography Award- Dramatic, vid Sundande Film Festival, USA.
Chicago 2008 (Silver Hugo i sektionen New Directors Competition)
Lûbeck 2008 (The Interfilm Church Prize)
Aten 2008 (Golden Athena Award vid Athens Film Festival, Grekland)
Brisbane 2008 (Cine Sparks Jury Award i Brisbane, Australien)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 3065


Element type Sound positive
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type SEPMAG
Gauge DTS-skiva


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title The King of Ping Pong


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Ping pong-kingen. Filmmanuskript av Hans Gunnarsson och Jens Jonsson. Inspelningsversion (2007-02-12).
Extent 102 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Dialogmanus Ping-pongkingen.
Extent 33 s. + 9 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista i ex. 1.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 58 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Ping-pong kingen. Ett originalmanus av Jens Jonsson.
Extent 104 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title King of ping pong. By Hans Gunnarsson and Jens Jonsson. 5th draft. 2006.05.12.
Extent 95 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Ping- pongkingen ett filmmanuskript av Jens Jonsson och Hans Gunnarsson. (Version 2006-06-10).
Extent 90 s.
Language Svenska


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program eng
Language Svenska


Type Misc.prints
Language Svenska


Type Misc.prints
Language Svenska


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