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You Are Not Alone (1978)

Du er ikke alene (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 23 February 1978 (Denmark)
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Agensø ...
Bo
Peter Bjerg ...
Kim
Ove Sprogøe ...
Kims far - Forstander
Elin Reimer ...
Kims mor
Jan Jørgensen ...
Lærer Jens Carstensen
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Lærervikar Andersen
Merete Axelberg ...
Lærer Mortensen
John Hahn-Petersen ...
Lærer Justesen
Hugo Herrestrup ...
Conradsen
Beatrice Palner ...
Fru Jensen
Aske Jacoby ...
Aske
Ole Meyer ...
Ole
Janek Lesniak
Peter Vittrup
Martin Højmark
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A student strike at a Danish boys school is the backdrop of YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The leisurely paced tale explores the relationship between 15-year-old Bo and Kim, the younger son of the stern boarding school headmaster. Mounting school tensions over the expulsion of a troubled student threaten to sabotage the tranquility of the school. Written by Jim Stark

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Excellent treatment of a very real subject
14 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an excellent handling of a situation which exists in every culture on the planet. Pre and Adolescent boys develop "crushes" on one another as naturally as they breathe. In the United States, a so-called "open" society, this subject is not only taboo but handled with the vigor and hatred that marked the Salem witch trials of the 1600's.

In this film, Bo and Kim, obviously care about one another in a loving way. The presentation of their affection is handled with sensitivity and taste. The only scene that might cause people to feel a bit uneasy is when one of the boys from the school is seduced by a female teacher in a secluded area of the school. Although the scene is heterosexual it brings to mind the case of teachers in the US who have had sexual relations with their adolescent charges.

Sexual experimentation among peers is normal and, to my mind acceptable. Sex between adults and minors is not, simply because the "playing field" is not level. The adult can and usually does, lead the child to fulfill the adults sexual desire, leaving the child feeling cheap. dirty and defiled. As a cross reference of this point I suggest one views the excellent film entitled: RETURN TO INNOCENCE.

Not to belabor the point, this film, YOU ARE NOT ALONE is a landmark production and presents the subject tastefully and frankly.


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