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The Substitute (2007) More at IMDbPro »Vikaren (original title)

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The Substitute -- The sixth grade students of a small town begin to realize that their new substitute teacher is an alien. When the parents don't believe them they are forced to take matters in their own hands.
The Substitute -- 6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris...


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Ole Bornedal (screenplay)
Henrik Prip (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 June 2007 (Denmark) See more »
A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Movie for Adults and Children See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order)

Paprika Steen ... Ulla Harms

Ulrich Thomsen ... Jesper Osböll
Jonas Wandschneider ... Carl
Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok ... Phillip
Emma Juel Justesen ... Rikke
Mollie Maria Gilmartin ... Lotte
Josephine Gents ... Camilla (as Josephine Wormslew Gents)
Emma Claudia Søndergaard ... Laura
Jakob Fals Nygaard ... Albert
Andreas Gram Nielsen ... Tobias
Mathias Peter Kjær ... Malthe

Sonja Richter ... Maria
Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Skoleinspektør Maele
Henrik Prip ... Psykolog Claus
Olivia Stenderup Garre ... Sofie

Sofie Gråbøl ... Carls Mor
Cecilia Zwick-Nash ... Phillip's Mor (as Cecilia Zwick Nash)
Niels Anders Thorn ... Phillip's Far

Vibeke Hastrup ... Albert's Mor
Lars Bom ... Albert's Far
Joy-Maria Frederiksen ... Lotte's Mor
Jørgen Bing ... Lotte's Far
Mette Kolding ... Camilla's Mor
Peter Oliver Hansen ... Camilla's Far
Helle Dolleris ... Tobias' Mor
Peter Aude ... Tobias' Far
Ulf Pilgaard ... Undervisningsminister
Hans Holtegaard ... Hønsefarmeren
Holger Juul Hansen ... Fortæller (voice)
Signe Kjærgaard Jensen ... Klasse Elev
Gaia Sien Christoffersen ... Klasse Elev
Sarah Charlotte Bjørn ... Klasse Elev
Nikita Beensimon Rossing ... Klasse Elev
Pernille Holt ... Klasse Elev
Andreas Buchtrup Andersen ... Klasse Elev
Oskar Emil Prip ... Klasse Elev
Gustav Meiling Madsen ... Klasse Elev
Thomas Bugge Visholm ... Klasse Elev
Malthe Frøkjær Rubbås ... Klasse Elev (as Malthe Frøkjær-Rubbås)
Benjamin Thorup Arnfred ... Klasse Elev (as Benjamin Arnfred Thorup)
Kurt Strand ... Kurt Strand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Larsen ... Signes far (uncredited)
Dave Mallow ... The Headmaster (uncredited)
Lars Mogelberg ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ole Bornedal  screenplay
Henrik Prip  screenplay

Produced by
Michael Obel .... producer
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
Cinematography by
Dan Laustsen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thomas Krag 
Casting by
Karin Jagd 
Production Design by
Marie í Dali 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eigil Jacobsen .... first assistant director
Art Department
Thomas Greve .... props
Magnus Kasting .... set dresser
Christoffer Krustrup .... prop runner
Sound Department
Nino Jacobsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Nino Jacobsen .... supervising sound editor
Roar Skau Olsen .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Sam Bassett .... digital compositor
Lars Brok .... digital compositor
Troels Hoe .... digital compositor
Michael Holm .... digital compositor
James Hunt .... animator
Kasper Jansen .... senior 3D artist
Morten Kjær Jensen .... animator
Patrick O'Casey .... digital compositor
Daniel Silwerfeldt .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Thuresson .... digital compositor
Tonni Zinck .... 3D supervisor
Sidsel Jensen .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer
Christopher Bonnor .... clapper loader
Jesper Find .... first assistant camera
Ian Hansen .... director of photography: second unit
Karsten Jacobsen .... pro-Steadicam operator
Jimmy Leavens .... key grip: second unit
Josef Lopez .... lighting technician
Katrín Björk Sævarsdóttir .... clapper loader
Editorial Department
Henrik Bloch-Hansen .... assistant editor
Tina Dradrach .... post-production coordinator
Michael Frank Nielsen .... film color timer
Location Management
Mads Kjær Christoffersen .... location scout
Music Department
William Boston .... orchestrator
Nicolas Koch Futtrup .... music supervisor (as Nicolas Koch)
Peter Juul Kristensen .... scoring engineer
Peter Juul Kristensen .... scoring mixer
Jørgen Lauritsen .... music recording producer
Jørgen Lauritsen .... music supervisor
Jørgen Lauritsen .... orchestrator
Thomas Lester .... music editor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator
Other crew
Henrik Bergqvist .... extras coordinator
Magnus Thorstholm Jensen .... runner
Liv Lynge .... post technical coordinator
David Pollison .... acquisition consultant for Ghost House Underground

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vikaren" - Denmark (original title)
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Rated R for language
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

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Revealing mistakes: The earth globe seen from space in the beginning and the end of the film is falsely mirrored.See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Great Movie for Adults and Children, 17 October 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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