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The Boys from St. Petri (1991)

Drengene fra Sankt Petri (original title)
A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.
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Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Lars Balstrup
Morten Buch Jørgensen Morten Buch Jørgensen ... Gunnar Balstrup
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Otto Hvidmann
Christian Grønvall Christian Grønvall ... Søren Brinck
Karl Bille Karl Bille ... Olaf 'Luffe' Juhl
Søren Hytholm Jensen Søren Hytholm Jensen ... Anders Møller
Joachim Knop ... Åge Terkilsen
Xenia Lach-Nielsen Xenia Lach-Nielsen ... Irene / Kor
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Provst Johannes Balstrup
Helle Merete Sørensen Helle Merete Sørensen ... Fru Ingeborg Balstrup
Ida Nepper Ida Nepper ... Gerda Balstrup
Philip Zandén ... Jacob 'Rosen' Rosenheim
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Fru Hvidmann
Tilde Maja Frederiksen Tilde Maja Frederiksen ... Lis Hvidmann
Amalie Ihle Alstrup Amalie Ihle Alstrup ... Kylle Hvidmann
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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 Barend

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Det begyndte som drengestreger. Pludselig var det alvor: Kammeratskabet, kærligheden - og krigen. (It began as pranks. Suddenly it was serious: The friendship, the love - and the war.)

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The Beginning of the Resistance in Denmark in the Second World War
23 April 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1942, in Denmark, a group of students gathers to perform acts of sabotage against the German forces. In the end, they are arrested, but in accordance with the final credits of the movie, it was the act of arresting a group of young men in Aalborg the trigger that initiated the resistance against Germans in Denmark.

This is a good movie, with a great direction and cast, specially of Nikolai Lie Kaas. The VHS released in Brazil has some problem in the edition, since sometimes the images are too close and we do not have a periphery view of the scene, like for example in a widescreen edition. I am not familiarized with the good Danish actors and actresses, but all of them have a great performance. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Heróis da Resistência' ('Heroes From the Resistance')


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11 October 1991 (Denmark) See more »

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DKK25,000,000 (estimated)
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