Fall of Kings

Mads Kamp Thulstrup, Denmark, 2019

89 min.DK/Documentary

In the mid Seventies two young ambitious Danish speedway drivers, Hans Nielsen and Erik Gundersen, both decide to leave their home country to move to England to pursue the dream of becoming the next King of Speedway after their big idol, Ole Olsen. What starts with a friendship rapidly develops into intense rivalry as it stands crystal clear that there’s only room for one man at the top.
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Original title Kongernes fald
Danish title Kongernes fald
Keywords Denmark, Speedway, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, Olsen, Ole, Nielsen, Hans, Gundersen, Erik, Friendship, Rivalry, Ambitions
Director Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Screenplay Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Peter Winther
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Jaques Pedersen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Ole Olsen, Erik Gundersen, Hans Nielsen, Jane Davies
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales Bullitt Film ApS
Danish theatrical release 06.06.2019
Online release 10.12.2019, Filmcentralen
Comment Mads Kamp Thulstrup made his directorial debut in the long format with ’Danish Dynamite’ (2008), about the Danish national football team’s rise to glory in the period 1979-92.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Bullitt Film
Co-production GotFat Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Creative Europe
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Mads Kamp Thulstrup


Screenplay Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Script consultant Lars K. Andersen


Producer Vibeke Vogel
Co-producer Thor Hampus Bank
Co-producer Emil Johnsen
Line producer Sophia Jacques
Production supervisor Rikke Tambo Andersen
Production coordinator Puk Lodahl Eisenhardt
Producer's assistant Katrine Anbo Scamuzzi
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Elena Hybel Colding
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Animation producer Lise Uldbjerg Jørgensen
Coordinator Sophia Jacques
Assistant Margaux Gillet


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
First assistant camera Jacob Gosch


Still photographer Cathrine Erthmann


Editor Peter Winther
Editor: development Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
Trailer editor Emile Hertling Péronard


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Music clearing Leslie Ming
Music clearing Mikkel Maltha


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound designer Jaques Pedersen
Sound recordist Troels Kristensen
Sound mixer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound mixer Jaques Pedersen
B-sound designer Thomas Jæger
Sound assistant Rasmus Mølberg Meyer
Sound assistant Jason Cameron


Voice Svend Gehrs

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Online Sebastian Anton Munk
VFX Martin Munck Schmidt
Graphic design Mia Selin


Animator Kasper Sonnich Toppenberg

Other credits

Archive research Sara Lillie
Archive research Ninna Bohn-Pedersen
Archive research Sara Laadal
Archive research Cecilie Nisgaard


Appearance Ole Olsen
Appearance Erik Gundersen
Appearance Hans Nielsen
Appearance Jane Davies
Appearance Helle Gundersen
Appearance Alice Nielsen

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2019-06-07
Interview Børsen Solgaard, Michael 2019-06-07
Anmeldelse Information Christensen, Ralf 2019-06-06
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2019-06-06
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-06-06
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2019-06-05
Interview Politiken-Fonden Søndergaard, Bo 2019-06-03
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Lund Hansen, Thomas 2019-06-03
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