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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
John Nielsen
René Bennich
Mette Munk Plum ...
Rita Angela ...
Else Nielsen (Johns mor)
Niels Møller ...
Dick Kaysø ...
Renés far
Anne-Lise Gabold ...
Renés fars nye kone
Holger Boland ...
Karl Kristian Sand
Troels Munk ...
Johns mester
Gert Vindahl ...
Carsten Bang ...
Johns kollega
Bodil Lindorff ...
Alice Thorlacius ...
William Kisum ...
Judith Rothenborg ...
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26 December 1983 (Denmark)  »

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Schrei des Dornenvogels  »

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Ruffled small birds in tough cold surroundings
27 December 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen had a fine touch from his debut, presenting teenagers in 'Vil du se min smukke navle'. In this movie, he depicts the uneven but working friendship between the quiet John and the cool like city youngster René. The collective dreams of freedom from the seventies has changed into the hard reality of making ends meet, and the duo work hard bringing kerosene to the heating of lower class city apartments. The presentation uses a number of total shots establishing the worn down hoods, and the title may refer to ruffled birds having difficulty in keeping warm in the emotional sense of the word in cold city surroundings. 'Skyggen af Emma', 'Drengene fra Sankt Petri' and 'Øen i Fuglegaden' are other well made films, where the director show the world seen through the eyes of young people with depth and dedication. These films represent his best work.

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