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We Can Be Heroes! (2002)

Bäst i Sverige! (original title)
Two ten year old children struggle with their patronizing environment and their fears and find support in each other.


Ulf Malmros


Peter Birro
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Ariel Petsonk Ariel Petsonk ... Marcello
Zamand Hägg Zamand Hägg ... Fatima
Michael Nyqvist ... Giuseppe
Anna Pettersson Anna Pettersson ... Gunilla
Vilma Rogsten-Zammel Vilma Rogsten-Zammel ... Sofia
Ralph Carlsson ... Teacher
Joel Ander Joel Ander ... Oscar
Rabih Ajami Rabih Ajami ... Jamil
Amir Barghashi Amir Barghashi ... Fatima's Father
Pontus Stenshäll Pontus Stenshäll ... Jesus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salam Al Mosawy Salam Al Mosawy ... Nadim
Elsa Aurell Elsa Aurell
Robert Bolin Robert Bolin ... Delivery Man
Victoria Brattström Victoria Brattström ... Shop Assistant
Johan Friberg Johan Friberg ... Priest


Two ten year old children struggle with their patronizing environment and their fears and find support in each other.

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We two against the whole world... at least against the idiots


Drama | Family


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Incredible combination of realistic and fantastic ingredients
1 January 2004 | by d-danzerSee all my reviews

One of the best movies for kids I`ve ever seen. Children - mine included - like it a lot, and that`s most important for a kid`s film. The Children`s Jury at the Stuttgart Film Festival 2003 voted it "Best Children`s Film" at the festival.

Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for her muslim family. But then they start to support each other in a very delicate and subtle manner...

The film combines realistic moments and problems with dreams and imagination, especially Marcello`s. I.e. there is a statue of Jesus Christ waking up and talking to him in a humoristic way. Grown-ups will maybe have some problems with that, but children like the fact, that the world consists of both - reality and their imagination.

Children and their way seeing the world are taken seriously in this film, which is very rare in feature films for children!

Very good for Children aged ca. 8 - 12.

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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (Sweden) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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