A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.
- (as Josephine Wormslew Gents)
- Phillip's Mor
- (as Cecilia Zwick Nash)
A Splendid Horror Movie For Children (and Adults)
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.
- Sep 8, 2009
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