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

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  15 June 2007 (Denmark)
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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 »



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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 ...


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

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


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Mixet af Michael Ilbert i Medley Studio
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Mercury Records 013484-2
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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.

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