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This masterpiece is originally a childrens film but it can be seen (and should be seen) by anyone and everyone! Funny and sad at the same time it reminds us once more why we should be ourselves. The 8 year old Ivan will never be the strongest boy in the schoolyard nor the top student in his class - because he isn´t meant to be these things. He is meant to be Ivan - and in the end it´s not that bad after all.
This movie bring lots of memories to me. I use to watch this movie every time my cousin would come to my house. He was a fan of that movie. I think I still have it somewhere in my stuff. The story is simple... A little weak boy,who's having a bad time in school and at home find a friend into a crane driver. He's told that one of the container can makes your dream almost come true. Anyway...Funny parts in the movie and sad ones too. Worth to see. It's a kid movie but also good for adult since it's also a drama etc... The movie is Danish and I never really seen the actors anywhere after. I must say that I'm from Canada so I didn't see lots of Danish movies but still the movie was well done and showed what it needed too.
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This movie is absolutely great. Kids can really relate to Ivan. It's
very inspirational for them. Here's this kid who sucks at mostly
everything, gets bullied by older kids and even his dad, who finds out
one day he can do all those things he couldn't do before.
It's also a very good educational tool, because you look at the story from Ivan's point of view. It makes very clear what bullying does to a kid. And since most bullies think its just good fun, and have no idea what they're doing to the kids they bully, this movie can be an eyeopener and a good starting point for a discussion about this topic.
Upon watching this movie with my class (8 and 9 years of age), the kids started making comments about what the bullies were doing to Ivan. Suddenly for them all they have been told about bullying made sense to them. It was no longer just talk, it became real to them, part of their world. Sometimes you can talk to kids 'till you're blue in the face and they don't understand, while one picture or movie can say it all and suddenly hit home.
So watch with your kids and talk about it! By the way it's also great fun to watch.
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