Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest (2021)

Mads Hedegaard’s cheerfully DIY documentary is about Kim, a quiet Danish grandfather who hangs out at a Copenhagen arcade with some equally obsessive friends, and he is out to set the record for playing a Tempest knockoff called Gyruss. … By the time he drops that coin in the slot, we’re invested.

Norman Wilner, Now Toronto

A film about friendship and arcade games that will put a smile on your face and tug at your heartstrings. With the help from his friends at Bip Bip Bar, Kim Cannon Arm attempts to be the first in the world to play an arcade machine from the early ’80s for 100 consecutive hours. With its collection of heroic outsiders, dreams about legendary world records, quirky hairdos and brilliant players, the documentary praises solidarity and the attempt to achieve the sublime.

Cineuropa

  • Orig. title: Kim Kanonarm og Rejsen mod Verdensrekorden
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Cargo Film & Releasing
  • Cinematography: David Bauer, Mads Hedegaard
  • Editing: Mark Bukdahl
  • Music: Jacob Weile
  • Sound: Rasmus Winther Jensen

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