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Janus Dissing Rathke

Janus Dissing Rathke

Screen Time: 75%
Role: Frits
Age: 12 years old
Sarah Juel Werner

Sarah Juel Werner

Screen Time: 40%
Role: Iben
Age: 12 years old
Annie Roed Frederiksen

Annie Roed Frederiksen

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Hanne
Age: 7 years old
Karen Skov Petersen

Karen Skov Petersen

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Ellen
Age: 5 years old

 

Drømmen

2005
We Shall Overcome (International: English title)
Rating: 6.2 (4 votes)
Directed: Niels Arden Oplev
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Genre: Drama, Family
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425235

Summary

A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.

Movie Reviews

[review by ALIPTES for Lostmoviesarchive.com]

A civil rights-tinged sentimental school drama set in Denmark, 1969, "We Shall Overcome"  offers a pathetic Danish take on US culture. Frits (Janus Dissing Rathke), a flower-power obsessed, naive 13-year-old, exits blood-soaked with half his ear hanging off from brutal headmaster Lindum-Svendsen’s (Bent Mejding) office. Lindum-Svendsen, a school director, portrayed as a fascistoid tirant, has the local community in control. Lindum-Svendsen’s gone too far this time, and with his father, recovering from a mental breakdown (sure, there wasn't enough drama already..), and overly stereotyped hippie music teacher Mr Svale (‘Hi, call me Freddie’), Frits stands up for justice.

Tell you what. It's so unconvincing, over-(method-)acted, and so full of misery, that as a 'family' picture this grotesk -filled with cliche's- excuse for a movie fails miserably to convince non-scandinavian audiences. Sorry, kind danish readers, to crash like this into your sentimental journeys.. But it's definately NOT a tale about a 'boy becoming a man by fighting the system'. The boy never becomes a man, but rather remains a naive, big eyed cry-face. If you call a church of small minded small town folk, led by a dictator like cartoonish character "the system", I'm sorry if I'm missing something.

If it wasn't for angel face Sarah Werner having a very cute role, I wouldn't have finished it watching.

And, well, if you're into family pictures, go see Happy Feet instead.. ;o)