Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Nightvision
Film Subjects:Addiction & Mental Health
Popular Culture
Science & Technology
Sports & Recreation
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mads Hedegaard
Producer(s):Katrine Sahlstøm
Executive Producer(s):Boris Bertram
Patricia Drati
Katrine Philp
Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Writer(s):Mads Hedegaard
Editor(s):Mark Bukdahl
Cinematography:David Bauer
Mads Hedegaard
Sound:Rasmus Winther Jensen


Kim Cannon Arm is not your average grandpa. 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 Gyrrus 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. Dense with nerdy narration and deep thoughts, quantum physics and pattern recognition, this quest follows Kim and the gang as they apply their collective knowledge to the task at hand—leaving their mark on the world and paying tribute to a fallen friend. Exploding with 8-bit flair, this quirky comedy about friendship expands the spectrum of what constitutes success and social norms. This is Rocky for fighters who use their wrists instead of fists and the muscle between their ears! Angie Driscoll


  • Tilt MagazineCannon Arm and the Arcade Quest Celebrates the Arcade Community

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