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King of Ping Pong, The

Original title: Ping-pongkingen
Sweden, 2008

Director: Jonsson, Jens
Production company: BOB Film Sweden AB
Age recommendation: 10 years and up

Rille is a fat, moody teenager, whose only sense of achievement is gained at the Ping Pong table, where he is a self-proclaimed little league coach. He is bullied by his classmates, and his younger brother Erik is so slim and popular, that Rille has to ask himself, if they really are brothers. 'The King of Ping Pong' gives us a tragicomic, yet affectionate depiction of Rille's troubles, his sad role as a victim of bullying, and his desperate attempts at redressing things that aren't what he wants them to be. A film about pulling through against all odds, and about regaining confidence in oneself.

Sundance 2008 (awared), Rotterdam 2008, Göteborg 2008, Filmfest Munich 2008, Warsaw 2008, Pusan 2008, Buster Copenhagen 2008 (awarded) Lübeck 2008 (awarded), Montreal 2009 (awarded), Kristiansand 2009, Zlin 2009, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2009

Website: www.pingpongkingen.se/

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