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Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest

Mads Hedegaard
Screening time  
09.04. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3 Ticket

Kim Cannon Arm, aged 55, is not your average grandpa. This laboratory technician and relative introvert is a true legend of arcade games which have had a special place in his heart since his youth. With killer hand-eye coordination and a mean mullet, he's a legendary fixture at Copenhagen's Bip Bip Bar, and renowned for playing the 80s arcade game Gyruss for 49 hours straight on a single coin. With help from his buddies at the bar, a community of heroic outsiders who support one another no matter what, Kim attempts to obliterate his previous record and play for 100 consecutive hours. Full of wit and deep thoughts, the film focuses both on fascination with world records and the power of friendship.


Mads Hedegaard

Mads Hedegaard graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2017. Hedegaard's short documentary Skull Fracture or 'Aren't You Rather Young to Be Writing Your Memoirs?' (2017) was nominated for a Danish Film Award and screened at festivals in many countries, for example at DOC NYC. Hedegaard has his feature length documentary debut with Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest.

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Kim Kanonarm og Rejsen mod Verdensrekorden

2021, 97'

Directed by:
Mads Hedegaard

Screenplay by:
Mads Hedegaard

David Bauer, Mads Hedegaard

Edited by:
Mark Bukdahl

Jacob Søndergaard Weile

Katrine A. Sahlstrøm

Produced by:
Good Company Pictures, Sveriges Television AB - SVT, TV2 Denmark

Festivals & Awards:

Hot Docs: Audience Award (2021)
CUFF.Docs: Best Documentary (2021)
Nordisk Panorama (2021)
CPH:DOX (2021)


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