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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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52 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Oh, the seventies!, 11 September 2003
Author: Carlos Martinez Escalona from Mexico

A film that can't be viewed from a cinematographic point. Just because it's not in technique where this film achieves something. As in any film, what gives it a strong value is the story it tells.

Due Er Ikke Alene is a wonderful escape to a time lost forever. A film about life. About misery. About love and happiness. About senslessness and about achievement. About systems and counter-systems. About people who can be under extraordinary

circumstances, and be as extraordinary as they come. About challenges and victories. About sex and about understanding.

About imagination, creation and clashes. About authority and reason.

Maybe not all these things are seen at first. They are the background. The solid background that gives credibility to the characters and power to the story.

A dreamer like Aske, puts the educational system in the limelight and leads the rest to discover why young people can think and do. Why there are reasons in life more important than just "living my life". Why the others are seldom regarded as the very motivation to do anything, and, when they become part of our lives, our view of our own can change entirely.

A naïve and deeply enchanting Bo, who only will do good. The one who makes this story so moving and so deep. His emotions, his beliefs, his feelings are rooted in a wonderful soul that cares about his friends. Someone always available to give a hand. With firm convictions and reassuring when anyone needs him. The peacemaker.

A beautiful and amazing Kim. His honesty, his absolute confidence in love and his smile make of him Bo's natural friend. What really makes this character glow is his smile. He is happy with life, even when he finds the normal bumps that lead others to despair or level things out with anger. He enjoys the small things. The ones that count. From a bit of fresh air to a bottle of wine (which, he discovers, should not be abused).

Most interesting is Ole's role. His character turns the balance of the whole story into something worth studying for any teacher, school system, etc. Ole is alone. And he needs the care provided by his peers. And, eventually, even with his bully ways, he mends his life and comes to terms with the world.

The seventies were times of amazing richness, and this is shown openly here. Maybe one of the issues that make your eyes shine is the open difference between what led to some modern educational ideas and how they clashed with the old ones. This was Denmark, and it was the seventies. The final act is freakin' awesome.

Watch this film. You won't be disappointed. Watch it thinking about the story, and this time (oh, it's me saying this... I can't believe it), just this time, forget about cinematography.

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