Earlier this month, I got a phone call from the fine folks at the Alamo Drafthouse. They wanted to know if I’d be interested in spending some time with the guys from Klovn (or Klown, to our English-speaking friends), a filthy Danish comedy I’d seen—and passionately loved—back when it premiered during last year’s Fantastic Fest. This little meetup would include a canoe trip up the Guadalupe River with the film’s stars, with Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen, an outdoor screening of the film, and a whole lotta beer. It seemed that Drafthouse Films had picked the film up for U.S. distribution, and they were looking to get the word out about the film. Did I want to go?
Lemme tell ya, folks: if the Alamo Drafthouse ever calls and asks if you wanna go up the Guadalupe River on a canoe trip that ends with a booze-soaked screening of their movie on the banks of the river (via the Rolling Roadshow’s giant, inflatable screen), you say “Yes”. Read my report from this awesome weekend (and a review of Klown!) after the jump.
Let’s make something very clear up front: this trailer for Klown (Klovn) is the definition of “not safe/suitable for work” so don’t even think about watching it in your cubicle unless you’ve already put in your two weeks notice. Directed by Mikkel Norgaard and starring Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen and Marcuz Jess Petersen, Klown follows a male-bonding vacation between two friends that is deemed by them to be a “Tour de Pussy.” Complicating matters is Frank’s (Hvam) kidnapping of his pregnant girlfriend’s 12-year-old nephew to accompany them on their debaucherous trip so he can prove his parenting skills. HBO’s Eastbound & Down star, Danny McBride, is set to write and star in the remake of the Danish project and I can definitely see why he is a perfect fit. This new red-band trailer highlights the strange friendship between Frank and Casper and a woman who, literally, gets stuck in between them (the 12-year-old is left out due to decency/legal reasons). Klown will be released in theaters and VOD/digital platforms on July 27th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer which, once again, is super NSFW. You’ve been warned.