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Du er ikke alene (1978)

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
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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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Denmark

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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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The casting for Kim was not easy. After screen tests for over one hundred boys, either the look or the acting was not right. Just weeks before filming began, Lasse Nielsen's co-writer recommended Peter Bjerg, the twelve-year-old son of a fellow psychologist, and he was just perfect for the role. See more »

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Oh, the seventies!
11 September 2003 | by cmmescalonaSee all my reviews

A film that can't be viewed from a cinematographic point. Just because it's not in technique where this film achieves something. As in any film, what gives it a strong value is the story it tells.

Due Er Ikke Alene is a wonderful escape to a time lost forever. A film about life. About misery. About love and happiness. About senslessness and about achievement. About systems and counter-systems. About people who can be under extraordinary

circumstances, and be as extraordinary as they come. About challenges and victories. About sex and about understanding.

About imagination, creation and clashes. About authority and reason.

Maybe not all these things are seen at first. They are the background. The solid background that gives credibility to the characters and power to the story.

A dreamer like Aske, puts the educational system in the limelight and leads the rest to discover why young people can think and do. Why there are reasons in life more important than just "living my life". Why the others are seldom regarded as the very motivation to do anything, and, when they become part of our lives, our view of our own can change entirely.

A naïve and deeply enchanting Bo, who only will do good. The one who makes this story so moving and so deep. His emotions, his beliefs, his feelings are rooted in a wonderful soul that cares about his friends. Someone always available to give a hand. With firm convictions and reassuring when anyone needs him. The peacemaker.

A beautiful and amazing Kim. His honesty, his absolute confidence in love and his smile make of him Bo's natural friend. What really makes this character glow is his smile. He is happy with life, even when he finds the normal bumps that lead others to despair or level things out with anger. He enjoys the small things. The ones that count. From a bit of fresh air to a bottle of wine (which, he discovers, should not be abused).

Most interesting is Ole's role. His character turns the balance of the whole story into something worth studying for any teacher, school system, etc. Ole is alone. And he needs the care provided by his peers. And, eventually, even with his bully ways, he mends his life and comes to terms with the world.

The seventies were times of amazing richness, and this is shown openly here. Maybe one of the issues that make your eyes shine is the open difference between what led to some modern educational ideas and how they clashed with the old ones. This was Denmark, and it was the seventies. The final act is freakin' awesome.

Watch this film. You won't be disappointed. Watch it thinking about the story, and this time (oh, it's me saying this... I can't believe it), just this time, forget about cinematography.


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