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Ternet ninja (2018)

Director:
Anders Matthesen
Thorbjørn Christoffersen

INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Checkered Ninja

COUNTRY
Denmark

Genre
Comedy/Animated

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Rutete ninja

RUNNING TIME
81 minutes

Producer:
Anders Mastrup
Trine Heidegaard
Cemille Matthesen

Screenwriter:
Anders Matthesen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Voices (original) Alfred Bjerre Larsen
Anders Matthesen
Emma Sehested Høeg
Voices (Norwegian) Herman Flesvig

 

Review

Anders Matthesen's long-awaited follow-up to his hugely successful Terkel i knibe is rougher, smarter and even funnier than its predecessor. After an enticing onset and a clever little reunion with some of our old acquaintances from Terkel i knibe, Ternet ninja takes us on a roller-coaster ride of refreshingly non-PC observations and comments on life as a tween in our modern society. The script is full of spicy insults, quips and innuendos which are delightfully funny for grown-ups and children who have the maturity and intelligence to appreciate them. Matthesen is a true artist in vulgarisms. But don't get tricked into thinking the film itself is debasing, because it's the complete opposite: uplifting, intelligent and optimistic.

*** This review is based on the Norwegian audio version ***

Copyright © 02.04.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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