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The Experiment (2010)

Eksperimentet (original title)
Greenland, 1952: An orphanage is opened in Nuuk/Godthåb to turn 16 Inuit kids into Danish kids after 18 months in Denmark, and use it as example for modernizing Greenland after poverty and TB spread during WWII.

Director:

Louise Friedberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanja Kielsen Tanja Kielsen ... Kirsten
Laura With Bødker Laura With Bødker ... Johanne
Julia Naamansen Julia Naamansen ... Victoria
Benjamin With Bødker Benjamin With Bødker ... Benjamin
Pilutaq Mati Stork Pilutaq Mati Stork ... Abel
Najaaraq Stork Najaaraq Stork ... Cathrine
Nukappiaaluk Nielsen Nukappiaaluk Nielsen ... Jonathan
Cecilie A. Kjeldsen Cecilie A. Kjeldsen ... Helene
Hugo Magnus Jerimiassen Hugo Magnus Jerimiassen ... Otto
Iben Constance Francie Lange Iben Constance Francie Lange ... Petrine
Charlie Lange Charlie Lange ... Lars
Sten-Peter Sanimuinak Sten-Peter Sanimuinak ... Konrad
Aputsiaq Jensen Aputsiaq Jensen ... Ole
Najaaraq Margit Davidsen Najaaraq Margit Davidsen ... Dorthe
Kristian Falck-Petersen Kristian Falck-Petersen ... Daniel
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THE EXPERIMENT is the story of the nurse Gert, who is appointed as headmistress of a special children's home, owned by the Danish state in Greenland, 1951. The children's home is intended to accommodate 16 carefully selected Greenlandic children, who have just come home after a year of civilization in Denmark. Now they are to be introduced into the Greenlandic community as role models. Gert, who lives alone and has no family, accepts the assignment with pride. She is idealistic and ambitious and feels passionate about saving Greenland from destitution. The means to this end is to educate and civilize the 16 children in the Danish language and culture, so they can spearhead Greenland's transformation from being a poor hunter society to being an equal part of Denmark. Due to her blind faith in the experiment, Gert underestimates the obvious personal costs to the children. And when the children as well as the Danish state fail her, she finds it harder and harder to maintain her idealism. Written by Rikke de Fine Licht & Louise Friedberg

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12 of the 22 kids that were taken away have died. Two of them were twins, one was murdered in 1974 the other committed suicide in 1991. Of those that have died the average age is 50. See more »

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Greenlandic

Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fyn, Denmark See more »

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Budget:

DKK23,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,524
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2.35 : 1
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