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The Boys from St. Petri (1991)

Drengene fra Sankt Petri (original title)
A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Villum Jensen ...
Lars Balstrup
Morten Buch Jørgensen ...
Gunnar Balstrup
Otto Hvidmann
Christian Grønvall ...
Søren Brinck
Karl Bille ...
Olaf 'Luffe' Juhl
Søren Hytholm Jensen ...
Anders Møller
Åge Terkilsen
Xenia Lach-Nielsen ...
Irene / Kor
Bent Mejding ...
Provst Johannes Balstrup
Helle Merete Sørensen ...
Fru Ingeborg Balstrup
Ida Nepper ...
Gerda Balstrup
Philip Zandén ...
Jacob 'Rosen' Rosenheim
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...
Fru Hvidmann
Lis Hvidmann
Amalie Ihle Alstrup ...
Kylle Hvidmann


In nazi-occupied Denmark, a group of school-mates form a gang devoted to resistance against the occupying forces, but they don't go any further than putting up posters and steeling German soldiers' helmets. But then Otto Hvidmann joins the group, and he knows how to get hold of guns. Soon the game turns deadly serious. Written by Barend

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Det begyndte som drengestreger. Pludselig var det alvor: Kammeratskabet, kærligheden - og krigen. (It began as pranks. Suddenly it was serious: The friendship, the love - and the war.)


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Release Date:

11 October 1991 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Chlopcy swietego Piotra  »

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DKK 25,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Ennio Morricone was initially going to write the score for "Drengene fra Sankt Petri". See more »

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What a Movie...
24 May 2002 | by (Odense, Denmark) – See all my reviews

A movie that really touched me, and at the same time had a morale.

Some Boys in Denmark try to fight the Nazis, and the movie, is all about theyre fight against "the force".

Some great acting - especially Nikolaj Lie Kaas are doing a great job. Good directing to.

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