The King of Ping Pong
A 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.
Hans Gunnarsson, Jens Jonsson
February 8, 2008, Sweden
May 1, 2009, Denmark
Nominations & Awards
Winner: Grand Jury Prize – Jury Price World Drama, Sundance Film Festival 2008
Winner: Cinematography Award – Best Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival 2008
Winner: Special Jury Prize – International Competition, Montréal Children’s Film Festival 2009
Winner: Silver Hugo – Best New Director, Chicago International Film Festival 2008
Winner: Cine Sparks Jury Award, Brisbane International Film Festival 2008
Winner: Golden Athena – Best Picture, Athens International Film Festival 2008
Nominated for a Tiger Award at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam
Selected for opening and competition (Nordic Film Prize) at The 31st Göteborg International Film Festival