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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
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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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

23 February 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

You Are Not Alone See more »

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Denmark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There was not enough money left in the budget to re-shoot some scenes that turned out too dark. Had these scenes been with light in the film correctly exposed, the movie would have had another ending, although the story would have been basically the same. See more »

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Follows Leave Us Alone (1975) See more »

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This film offers a tasteful and dignified handling of a sensitive subject matter which is often treated as taboo.
27 November 2000 | by marcus7777See all my reviews

This is not merely an enjoyable film, but it is a very unique and important movie too. This is the case because it approaches with taste and dignity a sensitive subject matter which is often regarded as taboo. The subject is that of homosexuality between teens and preteens. Bo is a 15 year-old boy who finds himself smitten with Kim, who is younger and extremely handsome. Kim more than reciprocates Bo's interest and passion. The result is a beautiful and loving relationship between two nice and decent boys. The movie contains incidental nudity and fabricated intimacy, however it is in no way vulgar or dirty. A previous viewer remarked that the musical score is unremarkable, but I found it to be both beautiful and catchy. Any youth who has experienced feelings similar to Bo's and Kim's may have found it difficult or damaging to attempt to discuss these matters with influential people, such as parents, teachers or peers. This may tend to cause such youngsters to feel isolated and defective. This movie offers vindication and progressiveness, even if the level of acceptance which Bo and Kim enjoyed is unfortunately somewhat fantastic. Maybe it's true, as this movie suggests, that characters like Bo and Kim (and people like me) really are not all alone in this world.


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