At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen,
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Jens Jørn Spottag,
16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?
Tomas Villum Jensen
Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.
Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they liv in, but while cleaning the... See full summary »
Jesper, top salesman at an IT company, is a bastard. Jesper gets in an accident DUI. He loses his job, his girlfriend and does community service at a recycling center and must adjust to his new surroundings and colleagues.
While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
Thomas Bo Larsen
Denmark, 1963: Teenagers Bjørn and Erik are into girls and being in a band helps Bjørn meet Anna. Erik likes Kirsten but she likes Bjørn. Having a mentally ill mom at home also ruins Erik's chances. Anna's pregnancy changes everything.
In nazi-occupied Denmark, a group of school-mates form a gang devoted to resistance against the occupying forces, but they don't go any further than putting up posters and steeling German soldiers' helmets. But then Otto Hvidmann joins the group, and he knows how to get hold of guns. Soon the game turns deadly serious.Written by
Not conceptual, but includes numerous actors present in Danish films and series today
I was eager to see this film for a long time, as it is the 1st film role and breakthrough of one of the best contemporary Danish actors Nikolaj Lie Kaas. Appearance-wise, he has not changed much, and his distinctive performance was noticeable back then already (for being Otto, he won two important awards in Denmark). Pity and odd, that other young performers have not become so famous (apart from that Tomas Villum Jensen who played Lars Balstrup, the leading character, has turned into talented film-maker). But as for them playing adult roles, we see them still in the most famous Danish series today: Bent Mejding, Helle Merete Sørensen, Morten Suurballe...
As regards the script - based on real events - I had somewhat higher expectations. At times, it lacks evenness and contains scenes not providing additional value. Sometimes German occupiers seem just evil teachers to play pranks with, thus the motifs to begin with sabotage is somewhat vague - as German occupation in Denmark was rather mild in comparison with other countries. The ending could have been less trivial as well.
Nevertheless, Drengene fra Sankt Petri is a more-than-okay film, and it a must for admirers of NLK's talents; there, it all began...
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