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On Our Own (1998)

Når mor kommer hjem... (original title)
Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their single mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting by inventing a 'never present' dad who is looking after them.

Director:

Lone Scherfig
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kasper Emanuel Stæger Kasper Emanuel Stæger ... Kasper
Clara Johanne Simonsen Clara Johanne Simonsen ... Sara
Pernille Kaae Høier Pernille Kaae Høier ... Julie
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ... Linda
Lars Kaalund Lars Kaalund ... Finn
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ... Anne Marie
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lille Per
Claus Gerving Claus Gerving ... Allan
Wencke Barfoed Wencke Barfoed ... Allans kone
Max Hansen Max Hansen ... Arne
Kristian Holm Joensen Kristian Holm Joensen ... Bjarne
Lars Nepper-Christensen Lars Nepper-Christensen ... Claus
Mikkel Aas Mortensen Mikkel Aas Mortensen ... Elton
Niels Anders Thorn Niels Anders Thorn ... Henning
Anne Clausen Anne Clausen ... Pige
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Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their single mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting by inventing a 'never present' dad who is looking after them.

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De skulle være alene hjemme... bare et par dage!

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Family

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

On Our Own See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on a novel of the same name by Martha Christensen. See more »

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Features Fredagsbio (1982) See more »

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Spørge Jørgen
Written by Kai Rosenberg & Kamma Laurents
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Impressive movie, showing the emotional survival strengths of children.
8 July 2001 | by ehamoenSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times already. Each time I'm impressed by the way Lone Scherfig knows how to tell the story of 3 children and their way of surviving without parents. Of course, the actual story is slightly incredible. Children in Denmark will probably not be subjected to this form of abandonment. However, coming from a one parent family, I can safely say that Miss Scherfig has succeeded very well in showing what it feels like to be left without parental help. And for most of this world, the abandonment of children is a sad truth.

On top of that there's humour, good lighting and last but not least, very good music. Take for instance the scene where Kasper is harassed in school and finally flees. This scene is perfectly supported by the music. From the start of the trouble to the actual flight from his school enemies, the music amplifies the dramatic development.

Impressive.


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