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Worlds Apart (2008)

To verdener (original title)
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The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

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Niels Arden Oplev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosalinde Mynster Rosalinde Mynster ... Sara (as Rosalinde Spanning)
Pilou Asbæk ... Teis
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Andreas
Sarah Boberg ... Karen (as Sarah Kjærgaard Boberg)
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... John
Sarah Juel Werner ... Elisabeth
Jacob Ottensten Jacob Ottensten ... August (as Jacob August Ottensten)
Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt ... Jonas
Charlotte Fich ... Jette
Hans Henrik Voetmann Hans Henrik Voetmann ... Vagn
Catrine Beck Catrine Beck ... Thea
Hans Henrik Clemensen Hans Henrik Clemensen ... Erik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lasse Handberg Lasse Handberg ... Mand med baby
Jytte Kvinesdal Jytte Kvinesdal ... Theas mor
Amalie Lindegård Amalie Lindegård ... Charlotte
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Storyline

Sara is a teenager who lives with her family, who are Jehova's Witnesses. The family's devout image is questioned when the parents divorce as a consequence of the father's infidelity. One night at a party Sara meets Teis, an older boy who takes an interest in her. Teis is not a Witness, and their relationship is rejected by her father, but Sara falls in love and begins to doubt her faith. Facing ostracism from her faith and family, Sara must make the toughest choice of her young life. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (Denmark) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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$4,361,860
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Nordisk Film See more »
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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Denmark's official submission to the 2009 Foreign Language Oscar. See more »

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When Sara and Teis meet up in Odense (she arrives at Odense Train Station with the train from Southern Fyn), they walk around in a shopping mall in Aarhus. See more »

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Referenced in To verdener - En virkelig historie (2008) See more »

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Excellent example of how religion thrives on the indoctrination of children and the tyranny of stupidity
4 February 2012 | by jegpadSee all my reviews

A true story of the painful experience suffered by a good girl wanting to do right by her family whilst it dawns on her that the religious sect she was born into places a doomsday belief above simple humanity.

She and her family are subjected to sentencing by a cabal of men who are called 'elders' whenever they stray from the path of Jehovah. Wrong doers who smoke, fornicate or receive blood transfusions risk being expelled from the chosen few who believe a happy life will be theirs after Armageddon.

The strong irony of adulterous men being forgiven is in stark contrast to the wrath shown towards a teenage girl who loves her family deeply and wants to please them, yet is exposed to the normal temptations of an adolescent.

We need more films such as this in a world where increasing religious fanaticism and evangelism are threatening the intelligent evolution of man and women kind.

The girl on whom the film is based gives her stamp of approval by making a very brief appearance.

The saddest thing of all is the excruciating loneliness suffered by those who are expelled from a tightly enclosed religious sect and treated as though they are dead. What a compassionate bunch of nitwits!


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