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

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Ole Bornedal (screenplay)
Henrik Prip (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 June 2007 (Denmark) See more »
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  (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
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
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
Mads Kjær Christoffersen .... location scout
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Miss Harms in Love, 25 July 2009

One of the best surprises I had in early 2008, when one professor brought to the film school where I work one of those "for your consideration" copies for some kind of national academy award. It was "Vikaren", a very funny, original and sometimes scary science-fiction comedy, in which an ugly alien who comes from a planet where love is unknown, assumes the figure of an attractive teacher to replace the one who, in a Danish school, has to prepare 6th grade students for a competition in Paris. If you can, do not miss this version (my favorite sequence is the first day she confronts the class!), since Hollywood has already bought the rights for a 2011 remake loaded with special effects --and although we have to give them the chance to prove they can improve something already good, you will lose watching Paprika Steen doing the real thing in Danish. It is a pity Marco Beltrami's score has not been released on any format, it is very good, and his fans consider it one of his best.

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