Buster is an aspiring magician battling his status as a geek. Making things more difficult is his small size. This movie chronicles Buster's unique way of dealing with bullies, school, his ... See full summary »
Mads Bugge Andersen,
The tween, Mads, finds it hard to fit in. Having feelings for a girl in class and a clumsy farther who is a teacher at his school doesn't help. By an uforseen chance of events, Mads becomes somewhat of a hero, but will he win the girl?
This Christmas series for minor children is no less than brilliant! anarchist, non-conforming, the series containing 24 small films tells the story of three friends, Bamse (a giant Teddy bear), Kylling(a man-size chicken) and Ælling (a man-size duckling) heading off to find Father Christmas at the North Pole (where Danish children believe Santa lives).
They do this because they find several of Santa's things he needs to prepare for Christmas. Being afraid that there might not be a proper Christmas--i.e. presents for them, they take off to find him.
Unfortunately, the three characters mental development corresponds to children aged 5, 3, 2. As you might imagine, finding Santa is not as easy as it sounds. Especially as there is a Chrstimas elf who wants them to fail for his own private reasons.
Bamses julerejse completely ignores everything about Christmas movies; there aren't any reindeer in the first 23 films, there is no snow before well into the second half, the three animals walk through blooming fields (in Northern Europe in December quite an impossible thing to do). No well-behaving children, no morale about being a good child, just sheer fun. Still, Bamses Julerejse captures the smaller children who can identify with at least one of the characters.
Disadvantages: it's in Danish, which hardly anyone can understand. Never mind, if you understand Danish, buy it!
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