MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,623 this week

Worlds Apart (2008)
"To verdener" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,684 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 5 critic

The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 19 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Worlds Apart (2008)

Worlds Apart (2008) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Worlds Apart.
5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Stars: Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard
The Hunt (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård
An Education (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman
R (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »

Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
Babel (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Gran Torino (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley
The Bench (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

Director: Per Fly
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rosalinde Mynster ...
Sara (as Rosalinde Spanning)
...
Jens Jørn Spottag ...
...
Karen (as Sarah Kjærgaard Boberg)
Anders W. Berthelsen ...
Sarah Juel Werner ...
Jacob Ottensten ...
August (as Jacob August Ottensten)
Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt ...
Jonas
Charlotte Fich ...
Jette
Hans Henrik Voetmann ...
Vagn
Catrine Beck ...
Thea
Hans Henrik Clemensen ...
Erik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lasse Handberg ...
Mand med baby
Jytte Kvinesdal ...
Theas mor
Amalie Lindegård ...
Charlotte
Edit

Storyline

Sara is a teenager who lives with her family, who are Jehova's Witnesses. The family's devout image is questioned when the parents divorce as a consequence of the father's infidelity. One night at a party Sara meets Teis, an older boy who takes an interest in her. Teis is not a Witness, and their relationship is rejected by her father, but Sara falls in love and begins to doubt her faith. Facing ostracism from her faith and family, Sara must make the toughest choice of her young life. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

To verdener  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While the story is fictionalized in places it is mostly true to Tabita's story. The titles at the end of the film about Sara's future accurately reflect Tabita's life. See more »

Goofs

When Sara and her younger siblings visit their mother in her new apartment, it is clearly late afternoon, but the show on the TV displays the clock at 11 am. See more »

Connections

Featured in DR2 tema: Året der kommer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Creeps (Asles Full Blown Creep Remix)
Written by Camille Jones
Performed by Camille Jones
Courtesy of Data Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Authentic, incisive and reverent..."
11 December 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Danish screenwriter and director Niels Arden Oplev's fourth feature film which he co-wrote with screenwriter Steen Bille, is inspired by a newspaper article about a girl who was raised in a family who were members of a movement called Jehovah's Witnesses. It was screened in the Generations section at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008, in the Discovery section at the 8th Tribeca Film Festival in 2008 and is a Danish production which was shot on location in Denmark and produced by Danish producer Thomas Heinesen. It tells the story about Sara, a 17-year-old girl who discovers a new world after meeting a man named Teis who unlike her family is not part of a religious sect.

Precisely and engagingly directed by Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints, draws a gripping and intimate portrayal of a young woman's relationship with her brother who has been banned by his parents for choosing to not follow their doctrines and a man who values love more than religion. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions and the fine cinematography by Danish cinematographer Lars Vestergaard, this character-driven and narrative-driven love-story which is based on real events, depicts a poignant study of character and contains a great score by Danish composers Jens Bjørnkjær and Jacob Groth.

This instantly involving, romantic and heartrending coming-of-age story about a courageous person who is forced by the ones she holds dearest to make a choice that no one in this world should have to make, examines themes like family relations, ostracism and fundamentalism and is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, abrupt editing, colorful characters and the commendable acting performances by Danish actresses Rosalinde Mynster, Sarah Boberg, Sara Juel Werner and Danish actors Jens Jørn Spottag, Anders W. Berthelsen and Pilou Asbæk in his debut feature film role. An authentic, incisive and reverent drama.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Filled with inaccuracies SnookTheCrook
More information about Jehovah's Witnesses bse20038
US release? ube-5
The world ended in 1914!!! timkat10
Discuss Worlds Apart (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?