At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen,
Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »
Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they liv in, but while cleaning the... See full summary »
The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Jens Jørn Spottag,
Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.
Marius Sonne Janischefska,
Stine Holm Joensen
While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
Thomas Bo Larsen
Anja is a beautiful and very well proportioned high school senior ... and still a virgin. She insists that she wants her first time to be with a guy, who knows what it's about. Her rich (... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen
The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far... See full summary »
Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is ... See full summary »
Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen,
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
Not conceptual, but includes numerous actors present in Danish films and series today
I was eager to see this film for a long time, as it is the 1st film role and breakthrough of one of the best contemporary Danish actors Nikolaj Lie Kaas. Appearance-wise, he has not changed much, and his distinctive performance was noticeable back then already (for being Otto, he won two important awards in Denmark). Pity and odd, that other young performers have not become so famous (apart from that Tomas Villum Jensen who played Lars Balstrup, the leading character, has turned into talented film-maker). But as for them playing adult roles, we see them still in the most famous Danish series today: Bent Mejding, Helle Merete Sørensen, Morten Suurballe...
As regards the script - based on real events - I had somewhat higher expectations. At times, it lacks evenness and contains scenes not providing additional value. Sometimes German occupiers seem just evil teachers to play pranks with, thus the motifs to begin with sabotage is somewhat vague - as German occupation in Denmark was rather mild in comparison with other countries. The ending could have been less trivial as well.
Nevertheless, Drengene fra Sankt Petri is a more-than-okay film, and it a must for admirers of NLK's talents; there, it all began...
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