We Shall Overcome

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  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 2006
  • Running time: 109 min
Drømmen (English: We Shall Overcome) is a Danish film from 2006 based on a true story about a young boy's crusade against a dictatorial headmaster of the "old school". The story opens in the Danish countryside of 1969. Denmark and the rest of the world... read more
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Drømmen (English: We Shall Overcome) is a Danish film from 2006 based on a true story about a young boy's crusade against a dictatorial headmaster of the "old school". The story opens in the Danish countryside of 1969. Denmark and the rest of the world are changing rapidly but the headmaster hasn't noticed. The young boy spends his summer holidays watching the family's first television, and is influenced by the American Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King's speeches and dreams of a better life have given the boy courage and desire for rebellion. When the dictatorial headmaster steps over the line during punishing the boy, the boy takes up battle against the headmaster. The film is directed by Danish screenwriter and film director Niels Arden Oplev and stars Bent Mejding and Anders W. Berthelsen. It won sixteen awards in 2006 and 2007.

Original Release

03/24/2006

US Release

11/11/2006

Cast

Bent Mejding Lindum-Svendsen / Lindum Svendsen, Skoleinspektør
Anders W. Berthelsen Freddie Svale
Jens Jørn Spottag Peder / Peder, Frits' far
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis Stine / Stine, Frits' mor
Sarah Juel Werner Iben
Janus Dissing Rathke Frits Johansen / Frits
Gyrd Løfquist Farfar / Frits' bedstefar
Elin Reimer Farmor / Frits' bedstemor
Steen Stig Lommer Lærer Olsen
Kurt Ravn Lægen / Læge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers

Niels Arden Oplev, Steen Bille

Cast

Bent Mejding Lindum-Svendsen / Lindum Svendsen, Skoleinspektør
Anders W. Berthelsen Freddie Svale
Jens Jørn Spottag Peder / Peder, Frits' far
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis Stine / Stine, Frits' mor
Sarah Juel Werner Iben
Janus Dissing Rathke Frits Johansen / Frits
Gyrd Løfquist Farfar / Frits' bedstefar
Elin Reimer Farmor / Frits' bedstemor
Steen Stig Lommer Lærer Olsen
Kurt Ravn Lægen / Læge
Peter Hesse Overgaard Erling
Peter Schrøder Kirkesanger / Kirchendiener
Stig Hoffmeyer Pastor Finsen / Pastor
Birgit Conradi Præstekone / Frau des Pastors
Lasse Borg Søren
Tina Gylling Mortensen Frk. Birk / Fräulein Birk
Daniel Ørum Troels
Joy-Maria Frederiksen Ibens mor / Ibens Mutter
Katrine Jensenius Frk. Kvist
Helle Merete Sørensen Lindum-Svendsens kone

Producers

Editors

Søren B. Ebbe

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