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Venner for altid (1986)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 February 1987 (Denmark)
Sixteen year old Kristian is very shy, and is struggling to adjust to his new Copenhagen school. He makes friends with two very different boys, nonconformist Henrik, and bullying clique leader Patrick, who he soon discovers is gay.


Stefan Henszelman


Stefan Henszelman (manuscript) (as Stefan Christian Henszelman), Alexander Kørschen (manuscript)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Angela Rita Angela ... Rektor Kallenbach
Carsten Morch Carsten Morch ... Dan Carstensen - erhvervskonsulen
Lilla Nielsen Lilla Nielsen
Lars Kylmann Jacobsen Lars Kylmann Jacobsen ... Anders
Rasmus Bay Barlby Rasmus Bay Barlby
Trine Torp Hansen Trine Torp Hansen ... Berit
Christian Kamienski Christian Kamienski
Claus Steenstrup Nielsen Claus Steenstrup Nielsen
Thomas Sigsgaard Thomas Sigsgaard ... Patrick
Christine Skou Christine Skou ... Sophie
Claus Bender Mortensen Claus Bender Mortensen ... Kristian
Christian Adam Garnov Christian Adam Garnov
Morten Stig Christensen Morten Stig Christensen ... Mads
Mika Heilmann Mika Heilmann ... Medlem af band
Thomas Elholm Thomas Elholm ... Henrik


Teenager Kristian moves to a new neighborhood. He makes friends with two very different boys in the new school: Henrik, an independent boy, and Patrick, the leader of a gang. Later on, Kristian is startled when he finds Patrick is gay and having an affair with the captain of a soccer team. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Release Date:

6 February 1987 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Technical Specs


(90 m, 29s)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the film was released in 1987, it was filmed at least two years earlier, as evidenced by a two year calendar on the classroom wall indicating 1984-85. There are also two 1983 James Bond posters seen, and several references to seeing James Bond in the movie theatre, which would mean this movie was most likely filmed in 1984. See more »

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Thanks to Alexander, Jens, Jan and Janus and especially Claus, Thomas and Christine. See more »


References Octopussy (1983) See more »


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Music by Kim Sagild
Lyrics by Kim Sagild
Released on Medley Records
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An adorable film
9 January 2007 | by Aulic ExclusivaSee all my reviews

This is an adorable film full of the charm and high spirits of youth. There are few shadows here and those are dealt with with confident irony, for what is youth but implied optimism? It is amazing how different the point of view is from what an American or English film might be: ambient negativity is not assumed; the boys' gayness is not an automatic ticket to trials and stress. That isn't the point at all. Their discovery of love, of their own sexual energy and of the life-enhancing qualities of friendship/comradeship is just as buoyant and just as magical as that of anyone else: wonderfully positive without ever being sugary.

The chemistry of this movie is just not that common and I would LOVE to see it on DVD. **And I now have!**

I first saw it in general release in NYC when I was 14.

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