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The Substitute (2007)

Vikaren (original title)
A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.

Director:

Ole Bornedal

Writers:

Ole Bornedal (screenplay), Henrik Prip (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paprika Steen ... Ulla Harms
Ulrich Thomsen ... Jesper Osböll
Jonas Wandschneider Jonas Wandschneider ... Carl
Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok ... Phillip
Emma Juel Justesen Emma Juel Justesen ... Rikke
Mollie Maria Gilmartin Mollie Maria Gilmartin ... Lotte
Josephine Gents Josephine Gents ... Camilla (as Josephine Wormslew Gents)
Emma Claudia Søndergaard Emma Claudia Søndergaard ... Laura
Jakob Fals Nygaard Jakob Fals Nygaard ... Albert
Andreas Gram Nielsen Andreas Gram Nielsen ... Tobias
Mathias Peter Kjær Mathias Peter Kjær ... Malthe
Sonja Richter ... Maria
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Skoleinspektør Maele
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Psykolog Claus
Olivia Stenderup Garre Olivia Stenderup Garre ... Sofie
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Storyline

6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone's parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien? Written by Ole Bornedal

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Substitute See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Company Credits

Production Co:

Obel Film,Thura Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The earth globe seen from space in the beginning and the end of the film is falsely mirrored. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.9 (2009) See more »

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Tekst Steen Birger Jørgensen (as Steen Jørgensen)
Musik Lars Top Galia (as Lars Top-Galia)
Produceret af Sort Sol, Marco Manieri & Magnus Groth
Arrangeret af Sort Sol
Indspillet i "Bunkeren"
Mixet af Michael Ilbert i Medley Studio
Fra Sort Sol Albummet "Snakecharmer"
Mercury Records 013484-2
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A Splendid Horror Movie For Children (and Adults)
8 September 2009 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Here's a refreshing delightful horror-spoof from Denmark. Usually parents tend to say no to their kids when it comes to horror movies but with 'Vikaren' they should make an exception as it would be wrong to deprive children from the sheer entertaining experience of this film. Yet, this film isn't restricted to children as adults can easily enjoy it. Ole Bornedal and Henrik Prip have written a superb screenplay meshing it with both humour, irony and horror while telling a linear story. The washed out colours and score bring that horror movie feel. The cinematography and special effects are topnotch. Then there's the outstanding performance of Paprika Steen as Ulla Harms. The use of a lesser actress could have easily ruined the film. Steen beautifully carries the role very naturally and with an amazing balance between restraint and over-the-top acting she just proves what a masterful actress she is. The child actors also do a good job. 'Vikaren' is sheer fun and one of the best examples of family entertainment. It doesn't go over the top in delivering its message while maintaining a fine gradient such that both adults and children could enjoy it to the full.


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