Klown stars preparing a new comedy about the Danish Jante Law

Danish writer-comedians Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are preparing a new comedy based on the Jante Law.

The Jante Law is a set of laws towards individuals within Scandinavian communities that negatively portrays and criticises individual success and achievement as inappropriate.

Their script will be the feature debut by Danish writer-director Jesper Rofelt, who has made numerous television series, and Danish producer Jesper Zartov, who worked with the duo on Klown Forever, will produce the film for Nutmeg Movies.

The duo have been working alongside each other since the 1990s, and their Klown television series (2005-2010) went to the big screen in 2010. The second film, directed by Mikkel Nørgaard, Klown: The Movie, sold more than 800,000 tickets in the local cinemas and made them household names in Denmark.

Both stand-up comedians and actors since the 1990s, Christensen and Hvam took theirKlown TV series (2005-2010) to the big screen in 2010; scripted by the pair of comedians, and again directed by Nørgaard, Klown: The Movie sold more than 800,000 tickets in the local cinemas and made them household names in Denmark.

“But let it be said at once: this is not the third Klown film, but a comedy about the Danish Law of Jante; it takes place in a Danish province in the early 1980s and follows a small group of eccentric pioneers who set out to do the impossible and create world history,” explained the two writer-comedians, who will themselves play the lead roles.

Filming will commence on the island of Funen from the 22nd of August.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.