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Buster's World (1984)

Busters verden (original title)
Buster is an aspiring magician battling his status as a geek. Making things more difficult is his small size. This movie chronicles Buster's unique way of dealing with bullies, school, his ... See full summary »

Director:

Bille August

Writers:

Bjarne Reuter (children's book), Bjarne Reuter (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Bugge Andersen Mads Bugge Andersen ... Buster
Katarina Stenbeck Katarina Stenbeck ... Ingeborg
Peter Schrøder Peter Schrøder ... Father
Katja Miehe-Renard Katja Miehe-Renard ... Mother
Signe Dahl Madsen Signe Dahl Madsen ... Joanna
Jannie Faurschou ... Teacher
Berthe Qvistgaard Berthe Qvistgaard ... Mrs. Larsen
Buster Larsen Buster Larsen ... Shop Keeper
Lillian Tillegreen Lillian Tillegreen ... Lady, who gets goods delivered
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Athletic Coach
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ... Joanna's Mother
Bent Raahauge Jørgensen Bent Raahauge Jørgensen ... Teacher
Martin Krakauer Martin Krakauer ... Stig Ole (as Martin Krakaver)
John Riedl John Riedl ... Lars
Emil Klem Emil Klem
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Buster is an aspiring magician battling his status as a geek. Making things more difficult is his small size. This movie chronicles Buster's unique way of dealing with bullies, school, his first job and girls. Written by Fryingham

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

7 January 1984 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster's World See more »

Filming Locations:

Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Gintberg på kanten: Gellerupparken (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Buster
Title song composed, written and performed by Nanna Lüders Jensen.
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Classic Danish children's film
2 November 2002 | by pbnSee all my reviews

In a beloved Danish tradition in children's films, "Busters verden" is a highpoint. Directed by Oscar-winning director Bille August and written by popular Danish writer Bjarne Reuter, the film has become an absolute classic and a fine example of the magical realism that is perhaps the perfect style of film-making for young audiences. The story about a boy who uses magic tricks to help him deal with a young life's ordeals can be enjoyed by children as well as their parents.

The film is marked by wonderful craftsmanship in most aspects. The child actors in the film are so natural and well-directed that it is practically unequaled. The film's storytelling ability has a remarkable lightness to it so that it is able to tell a convincingly realistic story of a young boy without ever boring its viewers. And there is fine humour throughout the film which can be appreciated by young and old alike. In general, the story focuses wonderfully on subjects like curiosity, freedom and magic: Values of childhood, and of the child within.


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