MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 583 this week

The Substitute (2007)
"Vikaren" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  15 June 2007 (Denmark)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 2,556 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 29 critic

6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 30 Apr 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Jul 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 24 Feb 2014
 
a list of 44 titles
created 08 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Substitute" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Substitute (2007)

The Substitute (2007) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Substitute.
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A father returns to his old hometown with his young family. Events force him to face the small town's xenophobia.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Lasse Rimmer, Lene Nystrøm, Fanny Bornedal
Nightwatch (1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz, William Forsythe
Okay (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bittersweet comedy with dogma star Paprika Steen in the strong leading role.

Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
Stars: Paprika Steen, Troels Lyby, Ole Ernst
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "... See full summary »

Director: Steven Pearl
Stars: Treat Williams, Edoardo Ballerini, Christopher Cousins
I Am Dina (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston
Applause (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Zandvliet
Stars: Paprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sara-Marie Maltha
Room 205 (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Wanting to start a fresh, Katrine moves from the province into a dormitory in Copenhagen and enrolls at the University. But when she crosses conniving Sanne by getting together with Sanne's... See full summary »

Director: Martin Barnewitz
Stars: Neel Rønholt, Mikkel Arendt, Julie R. Ølgaard
Det andet liv (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A multi plot film in which three different destinies are thematically and geographically intertwined through a pivotal period in the lives of the characters, where they exchange the humdrum... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Elmer
Stars: Uffe Rørbæk Madsen, Thomas Ernst, Karen Rosenberg
Trackman (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A perfect bank heist turns deadly when the robbers and their hostages flee to the abandoned underground subway station where they encounter the Trackman, a deformed madman that prowls the darkness.

Director: Igor Shavlak
Stars: Svetlana Metkina, Dmitriy Orlov, Aleksandr Vysokovskiy
Masturbator (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Niels Anders Thorn, Birthe Neumann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jonas Wandschneider ...
Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok ...
Emma Juel Justesen ...
Mollie Maria Gilmartin ...
Josephine Gents ...
Camilla (as Josephine Wormslew Gents)
Emma Claudia Søndergaard ...
Jakob Fals Nygaard ...
Andreas Gram Nielsen ...
Mathias Peter Kjær ...
...
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Henrik Prip ...
Olivia Stenderup Garre ...
Edit

Storyline

6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone's parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien? Written by Ole Bornedal

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Substitute  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The earth globe seen from space in the beginning and the end of the film is falsely mirrored. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Live fra Bremen: Episode #1.1 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Next Century
Tekst Steen Birger Jørgensen (as Steen Jørgensen)
Musik Lars Top Galia (as Lars Top-Galia)
Produceret af Sort Sol, Marco Manieri & Magnus Groth
Arrangeret af Sort Sol
Indspillet i "Bunkeren"
Mixet af Michael Ilbert i Medley Studio
Fra Sort Sol Albummet "Snakecharmer"
Mercury Records 013484-2
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Splendid Horror Movie For Children (and Adults)
8 September 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Here's a refreshing delightful horror-spoof from Denmark. Usually parents tend to say no to their kids when it comes to horror movies but with 'Vikaren' they should make an exception as it would be wrong to deprive children from the sheer entertaining experience of this film. Yet, this film isn't restricted to children as adults can easily enjoy it. Ole Bornedal and Henrik Prip have written a superb screenplay meshing it with both humour, irony and horror while telling a linear story. The washed out colours and score bring that horror movie feel. The cinematography and special effects are topnotch. Then there's the outstanding performance of Paprika Steen as Ulla Harms. The use of a lesser actress could have easily ruined the film. Steen beautifully carries the role very naturally and with an amazing balance between restraint and over-the-top acting she just proves what a masterful actress she is. The child actors also do a good job. 'Vikaren' is sheer fun and one of the best examples of family entertainment. It doesn't go over the top in delivering its message while maintaining a fine gradient such that both adults and children could enjoy it to the full.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Perfect Actress for the American Remake Bill_Williams84
U.S. Distribution or DVD? trav3film
Great Movie! green_lantern_08
Release dates? petrkocanda
What was the song at the end? Analbreeze
Director of Nightwatch??? odom03
Discuss The Substitute (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page