Tour de Force

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Tour de ForceKim Sønderholm in Tour de Force

Plot

Frank is a police officer who loses his family in a tragedy. In desperation he turns to crime and makes a living as a hitman for the mob.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.7/10 (68 voted)

Director:
Kim Sønderholm

Stars: Kim Sønderholm, Claire Ross-Brown, Toke Lars Bjarke

Storyline
Frank is a police officer who loses his family in a tragedy. In desperation he turns to crime and makes a living as a hitman for the mob.

Writers: Kim Sønderholm, Kim Sønderholm

Cast:

Kim Sønderholm

Frank


Claire Ross-Brown

Naomi


Toke Lars Bjarke

Jonas


Ole Ernst

Peder


Alice Haaber

Emily


Slavko Labovic

Boris


Peter Ottesen

Holger


David Sakurai

Hiru


Jonas Schmidt

Kriminalbetjent Bent Larsen


Bob Anders

Kriminalbetjent Allan Holst


Lars Bjarke

Skalde


Anja Owe

Politichef Solveig Jensen


David Schack Trappaud

Django


Dan Zahle

JJ


Diana Bock

Joy

Taglines:
What's left when all is lost?



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Amager, Denmark



Box Office Details

Budget: $150,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In the scene where Frank, played by Kim Sønderholm, is hit over the head with a bottle by Simone, played by Julie Kaya Nielsen, Frank's expression of pain is quite real as the fake bottle turned out to be a lot harder than it was supposed to be. Sønderholm actually blacked out for a few seconds before regaining his conscience and continued acting. This clip is used in the actual film as strongly insisted by Sønderholm.

Quotes:

Røde Ivan:
Argh, you shot me right in the dick, man!



User Review

A not so satisfying Tour de Force

Rating: 6/10

I bought this movie immediately as it appeared on DVD. Since very few
Danish cinema is translated (or subtitled) I felt my $14 would be a
good investment.

Why did I buy a new DVD release from an unknown Danish réalisateur?
First, because most of the Danish thrillers I own (Pusher, Frygtelig
lykkelig, Kærlighed på film, Bleeder…) have really impressed me, and
I am satisfied with those purchases. Second, because dozens of Danish
movies (or Danish TV series) are for obvious reasons (the language)
inaccessible to non-Danes (though they've been producing first class
television like Lars Von Trier's 'Riget' or Niels Arden Oplev's
'Rejseholdet').

However Tour de Force is a disappointment. Although the film starts
with very innovative camera work (the opening sequences reminded me of
Sin City's cinematic atmosphere) halfway down the movie we have very
mediocre fighting and shooting scenes where much more effort was needed
from the réalisateurs.

The few IMDb users who have rated this movie have been extremely
generous. At the time of writing, this film by Kim Sønderholm has a
rating of 9,5 (I gave it a six).

One can't avoid comparing Tour de Force with other Danish products like
'Pusher' and Sønderholm film pales in comparison. Both movies have a
character named 'Frank', and much like Bodnia in the first Pusher
instalment, our Tour de Force Frank is something of a regular guy who
has to obey orders from people much higher in the crime ladder, whether
they are called 'Milo' or 'Holger'.

But Sønderholm's nemesis (the so called 'Holger') is more of a Playboy
than a gangster. We first meet Holger while escorted into a meeting
room by black leather bodyguards. Later on we see this Holger in
sleeveless t-shirts, this time escorted by ladies and conducting all
business via a cellphone.

Lastly a word about the role of Slavko Labovic. An actor of Yugoslav
descent, he has been called to play though underworld guys in films
like the Pusher. I expected to see more of him in this movie, though
his character is merely incidental, much like the short-lived roles he
played in films like 'Den Gode Stromer'. (On the other hand, one cannot
conceive Pusher 3 without Labovic, where he also was a secondary
actor).