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To verdener (2008)

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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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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (Denmark) See more »

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A hit fogságában See more »

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Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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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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While the story is fictionalized in places it is mostly true to Tabita's story. The titles at the end of the film about Sara's future accurately reflect Tabita's life. 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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Featured in DR2 tema: Året der kommer (2008) See more »

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I dag er det Oles fødselsdag
Written by Otto Mikkelsen
Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen
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Very Moving
29 March 2011 | by michelle-hallowaySee all my reviews

I was moved deeply nearly to tears watching this film on SBS 2 last night. The film deals with important issues in such a sincere and sensitive way. The film shared a great deal with my personal experience to choose between my faith and my now (ex) fiancé. An impossible decision that has brought a life time of pain and regrets. It is a terrible dilemma for a young person to face these issues. I am glad this important and wonderful film was made because I expect many people have had to go through this and it is heartbreaking, but helpful to see how others manage the situation. Always be true to yourself. We can find the Lord Yahweh anywhere, you don't have to be in a church. As long as you obey His commandments, we need His guidance and discernment when it is not always His will but Mans religion which is different. Good Luck to all young people to be strong and find happiness without control and brainwashing.


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