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

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

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Karen (as Sarah Kjærgaard Boberg)
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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

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In the last scene, the girl in the train who looks up and smiles at Sara is the "real life-Sara". Her name is Tabita, and the director got the inspiration for the film from reading her story in a national Danish newspaper in 2006. See more »

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When Sara and Teis meet up in Odense (she arrives at Odense Train Station with the train from Southern Fyn), they walk around in a shopping mall in Aarhus. See more »

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"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.


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