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)
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Andreas Gram Nielsen ...
Mathias Peter Kjær ...
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
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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 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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A Great Movie for Adults and Children
17 October 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When an alien comes from another planet to learn the meaning of love on Earth, it possesses the body of Ulla Harms (Paprika Steen), who is the wife of an owner of a poultry farm in Denmark. Meanwhile, the boy Carl (Jonas Wandschneider) grieves the loss of his mother, who died in a car crash, and is outcast in his school. His father Jesper Osböll (Ulrich Thomsen) wrote a bestseller about the power of love and also grieves the loss of his beloved wife. When the teacher of Carl has a health problem with salmonella, Ulla is assigned as the substitute teacher for his class. Sooner Carl and his friends discovers that Ulla is a monster from outer space, but their parents do not trust them and believe the children are fantasizing

"Vikaren" (a.k.a. "The Substitute") is a great movie for adults and children, with a witty story and great performances. The unknown Danish actress Paprika Steen has an awesome performance with her change of behavior, and her body and facial expressions are fantastic. She really makes this movie work and I regret only the cover of the DVD that misguides the genre to the viewers, indicating that it is a horror movie when it is actually a funny sci-fi adventure. The conclusion is weak and could be better and better. My vote is seven.

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