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Lasse Nielsen (writer)
Bent Petersen (writer)
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23 February 1978 (Denmark) See more »
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Beautiful and touching...but not absent of flaws. See more (20 total) »


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Directed by
Ernst Johansen 
Lasse Nielsen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lasse Nielsen  writer
Bent Petersen  writer

Produced by
Steen Herdel .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Henrik Herbert 
Film Editing by
Hanne Hass 
Costume Design by
Jette Termann 
Production Management
Steen Herdel .... production leader
Liselotte Ley .... production leader
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lizzi Weischenfeldt .... assistant director
Sound Department
Per Assentoft .... sound
Special Effects by
Peter Høimark .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Björn Blixt .... assistant camera
Per Jørgensen .... lighting technician
Poul Madsen .... lighting technician
Steen Møller Rasmussen .... still photographer
Eg Norre .... lighting technician
Henrik Sabinsky .... assistant camera
Other crew
Henrik Henriksen .... stage manager
Steen Henriksen .... synchronizer
Ernst Johansen .... stage manager
Henriette Oppenheim .... script supervisor
Bent Petersen .... consultant
Frits Raben .... Film Consultant: FI
Ib Tardini .... consultant

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Also Known As:
"Du er ikke alene" - Denmark (original title)
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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and touching...but not absent of flaws., 8 January 2007
Author: Meg Chomskis (monkeysontoast) from Maryland

I finally got a chance to watch a movie last had been over a month! This movie tells the story of two young boys that fall in love, one a post-pubescent student at a boarding school, the other the pre-pubescent son of the school's headmaster.

First, the movie is beautiful. The interaction between the two main characters is touching, and handled with tender care. The two young men (who are the actual ages they are portraying) are excellent and convincing in their are the other young actors who make up the rest of the students at the school. The interactions between all the characters in the movie are incredibly realistic...not sugar coated, or worse, over dramatized.

There are issues, however, with this movie that make it less than excellent. For one, the script is terribly fragmented. For a while, you forget that there is supposed to be a relationship developing between the two main characters. The main storyline gets lost amongst a jumble of other side stories going on inside and outside of the schools walls. While these side stories don't dull down the movie (on the contrary, they are often humorous and charming), they strip any semblance of order and purpose from the narrative.

The other issue is that all the other characters are either completely oblivious to the affection that Bo and Kim share (which is nearly impossible), or they don't care (which seems equally odd). While I've nothing against a story that is simple, innocent, and'd think that these two boys would suffer some of the hardships that come along with being young and gay. :giveup Overall, I applaud the movie for approaching it's subject material so openly, in a way that would NEVER be seen in an American film. The characters are engaging and a joy to watch. Too bad the story wasn't more cohesive. Still, worthy of a 7/10.

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