6.1/10
1,896
2 user 3 critic

The Sun King (2005)

Solkongen (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 February 2005 (Denmark)
While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jesper, top salesman at an IT company, is a bastard. Jesper gets in an accident DUI. He loses his job, his girlfriend and does community service at a recycling center and must adjust to his new surroundings and colleagues.

Director: Rasmus Heide
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mick Øgendahl
A Funny Man (2011)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Director: Martin Zandvliet
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen
King's Game (2004)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Election for the Danish parliament is up and the main opposition party has a chance at winning and it's leader at becoming next prime minister. The leader is hospitalized and the scheming begins.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel
Shake It (2001)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

Director: Jannik Johansen
Stars: Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A bitter and stressed man ends up in a car crash and gets another chance for life

Director: Anders Matthesen
Stars: Anders Matthesen, Søren Rislund, Iben Dorner
Stolen Spring (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

We follow 4 classmates in a strict boys' secondary school in 1950s Copenhagen, where a sadistic teacher torments his students. We meet them again at their 35 year class reunion.

Director: Peter Schrøder
Stars: Frits Helmuth, Tomas Villum Jensen, Jesper Langberg
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Balling
Stars: Kim Larsen, Erik Clausen, Birgitte Raaberg
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Tommy
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ... Susse
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Flemming Kok
Niels Olsen Niels Olsen ... Ole Finland
Peter Gantzler ... Johannes
Mira Wanting Mira Wanting ... Stine
Lotte Andersen ... Grethe (as Lotte Merete Andersen)
Kirsten Lehfeldt Kirsten Lehfeldt ... Tommys mor
Jens Okking ... Tommys far
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Leif
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Læge
Arne Siemsen Arne Siemsen ... Ekspedienten
Kjeld Nørgaard Kjeld Nørgaard ... Skovfoged
Ib Frendø Ib Frendø ... Præst
Stephanie Leon ... Forbrændt pige
Edit

Storyline

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & Flemming give him tips on how to give Golden Sun some masculine appeal. Susse just happens to have a sleazy lawyer that does not appreciate the new look. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Niue]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Aurinkokuningas See more »

Filming Locations:

Svendborg, Fyn, Denmark

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

DKK17,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Obel Film, Thura Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film earned three Robert Award Nominations in 2006; Best Actress (Birthe Neumann), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Lehfeldt) and Best Title Song (Nightbird by Maria Montell) See more »

Quotes

Susse: Why do they call you Ole Finland ?
Ole Finland: Well it's actually a funny story. It's because i have been to Finland
See more »

Connections

References A Room with a View (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

And So The Story Goes (DiDaDi)
Written and Performed by Maria Montell
From the album "Bossa For My Baby" (2005)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good acting, poor script!
10 October 2005 | by MinorityReporterSee all my reviews

Many people have said that Solkongen is one of the funniest films of 2005 and it was with that in mind that I sat down the other night to see the film. Expecting some big laughs. They didn't really come, however. They did occur but they didn't come as often as I had hoped. The story is fairly simple and this works fine. The characters are card board characters. You immediately see who is who and what the individual's goals are and this provides for a somewhat predictable narrative structure. In fact a little bit too simple.

The always good Nikolaj Lie Kaas is the main character and to be honest I wasn't impressed. His timing worked and the character as well but it wasn't anything we hadn't seen from him before. He has played some weird characters in the past and the character of Tommy is just another one. Birthe Neuman is excellent. Its nice to see her in this kind of role just to see that she can do that as well. Niels Olsen and Thomas Bo Larsen are both great and produce the best laughs of the film. Olsen with his incredible facial expressions and Larsen with his obnoxious attitude. Kirsten Lehfeldt and Jens Okking are criminally underused in their parts and I think the film should have been at least 10-15 minutes longer if only to get some more scenes with them. Peter Ganzler is the villainous character that you know from the beginning is going to take a punch at some point. All in all card board characters held up by great actors.

The script and overall writing is the film's main problem. The dialog is bulky and unbelievable and the story seems rushed and at times just flat out ridiculous and stoned. Almost as if the writer was on drugs while he was writing. The story is as previously stated predictable and that is a shame because the actors deserve better writing than this and I genuinely believe that the film could have been much better if the writing hadn't been so poor.

The film looks like a typical Danish film, plain and uninspired, so there is really not much point in commenting further on that.

Solkongen is a nice effort with great performances from the cast but the below average script does that the film never rises above an average grade.

6/10


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed