The coming of age of a young man in the 1950s.

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Credited cast:
Allan Olsen ...
Johnny Larsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aksel Erhardtsen ...
Hans' father
Svend Hansson ...
The blacksmith
Anne Marie Helger ...
Bagerjomfru
Frits Helmuth ...
Johnnys father
Ole Meyer ...
Hans
Ib Mossin ...
Værkføreren
Elsebeth Nielsen ...
Britta, Johnnys girlfriend
Finn Nielsen ...
Oversergenten
Berthe Qvistgaard ...
Johnnys grandmother
Kurt Ravn ...
Man Seeking Work
Hanne Ribens ...
Johnny's mother
Birgit Sadolin ...
Brittas mother
Ove Sprogøe ...
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The coming of age of a young man in the 1950s.

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1 October 1979 (Denmark)  »

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Working class hero
26 December 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Film directors seldom dared portray the real life of working people, but Morten Arnfred manages to show a convincing picture of a lower class family in the 1950es and particularly the young man Johnny trying to cope with his first month's experiences of life as a worker. Johnny has to turn to his grandparents to find the strength needed to stand up to the conformity of his surroundings. This first film by Morten Arnfred is still his best and his main character Johnny played by Allan Olsen also showed his finest performance in this picture, but everyone from the supporting cast have grand moments during the whole film. The important motives are painted low key giving the total impression a scope of genuine believability.


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