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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 overview, first billed only:
Anders Agensø Anders Agensø ... Bo
Peter Bjerg Peter Bjerg ... Kim
Ove Sprogøe 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


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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23 February 1978 (Denmark) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Follows Could We Maybe (1976) See more »

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Beautiful and touching...but not absent of flaws.
8 January 2007 | by monkeysontoastSee all my reviews

I finally got a chance to watch a movie last week...it had been over a month! This movie tells the story of two young boys that fall in love, one a post-pubescent student at a boarding school, the other the pre-pubescent son of the school's headmaster.

First, the movie is beautiful. The interaction between the two main characters is touching, and handled with tender care. The two young men (who are the actual ages they are portraying) are excellent and convincing in their roles...as are the other young actors who make up the rest of the students at the school. The interactions between all the characters in the movie are incredibly realistic...not sugar coated, or worse, over dramatized.

There are issues, however, with this movie that make it less than excellent. For one, the script is terribly fragmented. For a while, you forget that there is supposed to be a relationship developing between the two main characters. The main storyline gets lost amongst a jumble of other side stories going on inside and outside of the schools walls. While these side stories don't dull down the movie (on the contrary, they are often humorous and charming), they strip any semblance of order and purpose from the narrative.

The other issue is that all the other characters are either completely oblivious to the affection that Bo and Kim share (which is nearly impossible), or they don't care (which seems equally odd). While I've nothing against a story that is simple, innocent, and charming...you'd think that these two boys would suffer some of the hardships that come along with being young and gay. :giveup Overall, I applaud the movie for approaching it's subject material so openly, in a way that would NEVER be seen in an American film. The characters are engaging and a joy to watch. Too bad the story wasn't more cohesive. Still, worthy of a 7/10.

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