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You Are Not Alone (1978)

Du er ikke alene (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 23 February 1978 (Denmark)
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Agensø Anders Agensø ... Bo
Peter Bjerg Peter Bjerg ... Kim
Ove Sprogøe ... Kims far - Forstander
Elin Reimer Elin Reimer ... Kims mor
Jan Jørgensen Jan Jørgensen ... Lærer Jens Carstensen
Jørn Faurschou ... Lærervikar Andersen
Merete Axelberg Merete Axelberg ... Lærer Mortensen
John Hahn-Petersen John Hahn-Petersen ... Lærer Justesen
Hugo Herrestrup Hugo Herrestrup ... Conradsen
Beatrice Palner Beatrice Palner ... Fru Jensen
Aske Jacoby Aske Jacoby ... Aske
Ole Meyer Ole Meyer ... Ole
Janek Lesniak Janek Lesniak
Peter Vittrup Peter Vittrup
Martin Højmark Martin Højmark
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Storyline

A student strike at a Danish boys school is the backdrop of YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The leisurely paced tale explores the relationship between 14 year-old Bo and Kim,11, the younger son of the stern boarding school headmaster. Mounting school tensions over the expulsion of a troubled student threaten to sabotage the tranquility of the school. Written by Jim Stark

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Drama | Romance

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One of the directors requested that Peter Bjerg get a little haircut for the role of Kim. Even though he loved his hairstyle, he needed to see more of his face for the camera. See more »

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Follows Leave Us Alone (1975) See more »

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An Excellent And Touching Film
18 November 2008 | by jgbsmith-1See all my reviews

I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film, although the subtitling on my copy lagged a little nearer the end.

It was a charming view of life at a Danish boarding school where two boys meet for the first time, and their friendship slowly evolves into something more. I wish that more films were like this and, having just finished watching it, I want nothing more than to start it again and watch it over, however I have to go out in 5 minutes, so I shall have to wait for tomorrow.

My only criticism is that the plot seemed to wander and be a little disordered at times. It had some, though fun, unnecessary sub-plots that could, to be honest, have been cut in order to have some more development of the two main characters, who were so well acted by the two boys.

I live every day with all the negativity that surrounds being openly homosexual in High School (I'm 14 and gay) and I can only say that I wish my own peers could be as accepting of me, and others like me as the other boys in this film, however, in our British (and even more in the US) society today, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding homosexuality and I feel that even today, thirty years after this film was originally released, most of the people I know would not be ready to see it, and that is a terrible shame as it is a fantastic film.

This is a great movie, and you will either walk away with a warm fuzzy feeling or you will simply start the move over and watch it again if, unlike me, you have the time.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

23 February 1978 (Denmark) See more »

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You Are Not Alone See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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