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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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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
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Excellent treatment of a very real subject, 14 September 2006
Author: rfsavio from United States

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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