Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Chasing Berlusconi

Year: 2014
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 82 minutes

Chasing Berlusconi
Chasing Berlusconi
Chasing Berlusconi
Chasing Berlusconi

When the formerly great harness racer Bjarte hits bottom, he really hits bottom; and sometimes the horse’s bottom hits him. In debt up to his collar, Bjarte hatches a plan to drug the titular horse and fix the big race – only, his partners aren’t exactly thoroughbreds in the world of crime. From the director of the hilarious “King Curling” (36th CIFF), the comedy CHASING BERLUSCONI runs at the pace of a Triple Crown winner as we watch Bjarte’s world slowly disintegrate to outrageous outcomes. With eager police officer Lotte hot on his tail, Bjarte’s world begins closing in on him, and his odds of gettin out of this alive begin to shrink by the minute. With the loan sharks chomping at the bit for the money, Bjarte must do everything he can to find their cash and the famed horse. With some of the best comedic performances of this year’s Festival, CHASING BERLUSCONI is the madcap, horse racing, crime caper you’ve been waiting for. (In Norwegian with subtitles) – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:50 AM -
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:45 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:50 PM

World Tour

Ole Endresen

Ole Endresen is a Norwegian filmmaker who has had great success in television as well as working with popular Norwegian sketch comedy shows Out in Our Garden, Team Antonsen, and Three Brothers.

"King Curling" (2011) – 36th CIFF, CHASING BERLUSCONI (2014)

Håkon Øverås

Ole Endresen

Gaute Gunnari

Robert Greene

Principal Cast
Kentucker Audley, Hannah Gross, Jason Shelton, Oona Roche, Andrea Suarez Paz

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