The Summer of 2012 has been pretty light on comedy. Ted was certainly funny and 21 Jump Street, a few months back, was a welcome surprise but so far we’re still searching for that breakout, quote with your friends, insane laugh fest that Superbad, The Hangover and others have been in recent years. For your consideration, I present Klown.

The Danish film from director Mikkel Nørgaard follows two men, played by Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen, who leave their lives for a raunchy weekend getaway. Things go from inappropriate to downright offensive, though, when the 12-year-old son of one of their girlfriends joins them on the trip. It’s on track to get a Todd Phillips/Danny McBride remake in the future.

Klown is being released in New York, Los Angeles, Austin as well as Video on Demand this Friday, July 27, and to commemorate the occasion, Mondo has commissioned artist Alan Hynes to do a very limited screen print. You can check that out after the jump, along with a video showing a special event where fans took canoes down a river, just like in the movie, to see the movie. Read More »

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While the foreign comedy Klown has often been likened to a Danish version of The Hangover, if half of what we’ve heard about it is true, it’s far darker and raunchy than any adventure we’ve ever seen the wolf pack engage in. A feature film sequel of a hit TV series, the Mikkel Nørgaard-directed film follows two pals (Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen) gearing up for a debauched “Tour de Pussy” getaway. When Frank gets it into his head to prove his fatherhood potential to his girlfriend, however, he decides to take her eleven-year-old nephew along for the ride — without changing any of their sex-charged, booze-fueled plans.

Whereas last month’s red-band trailer was essentially one condensed, very NSFW scene, the new green-band promo plays like a flipbook of cringeworthy moments from the worst vacation ever. Watch it after the jump.

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Revealed to US audiences at Fantastic Fest 2011, the Danish comedy Klown (aka Klovn, or Clown) quickly made a name for itself as a confrontational, explicit comedy. Based on a Danish TV comedy series, Mikkel Nørgaard‘s film stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as two friends on a “Tour De Pussy” getaway trip. Just in case that doesn’t make things clear, consider that the film and show have been compared to Curb Your Enthusiasm thanks to a use of uncomfortable humor, and then take note of the title of this article.

Todd Phillips and Danny McBride have already targeted this one for a remake, and Drafthouse Films picked up the movie for distribution last year. Drafthouse Films has quickly made a name for itself as a label interested in artfully unusual films — look at Four Lions, The FP, and Bullhead — but Klown may be the ne plus ultra of artfully unusual films from the label so far.

A red-band trailer has just been released; check it out below. And I really mean what the headline says. Read More »

HBO’s Eastbound and Down will conclude its third and final season this weekend, but star Danny McBride‘s love affair with dark comedy lives on. McBride is set to write, produce, and star in Clown, Warner Bros.’ remake of the Danish film Klovn. Todd Phillips is lined up to produce, which seems all too appropriate given that Klovn has been widely compared to Phillips’ The Hangover. Also producing will be Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, who created the original sitcom on which the film was based. More details after the jump.

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Though Fantastic Fest still has three days left packed with movies, the best of the best have been revealed. Monday night, the awards for the best films, actors, writers and directors of the festival were announced in several different categories. Some of the winners are films I’ve already reviewed and loved. The Audience Award went to A Boy and His Samurai by Yoshihiro Nakamura, the AMD Dell Next Wave Spotlight Competition winner was Bullhead directed by Michael R. Roskam (review coming soon) and You’re Next by Adam Wingard swept nearly all the horror awards. Read all the winners after the jump. Read More »

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