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WE SHALL OVERCOME

by Niels Arden Oplev

synopsis

The year is 1969. Frits, a thirteen old boy has fallen out of favour with his headmaster. The world is changing rapidly and corporal punishment has been banned. The tyrannical headmaster, however, hasn't bothered to notice. Frits spends his summer holidays watching the family's first television, and is influenced by the winds of change. Martin Luther King's speeches and dreams of a better life have armoured Frits with courage and the desire for rebellion. The story is based on actual events.

international title: We shall overcome
original title: Drømmen
country: Denmark
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
film run: 105'
release date: DK 24/03/06, NL 12/10/2006, UK 17/11/2006, DE 18/01/2007
screenplay: Niels Arden Oplev, Steen Bille
cast: Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag
cinematography by: Lars Vestergaard
film editing: Søren B. Ebbe
costumes designer: Manon Rasmussen
music: Jacob Groth
producer: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Jensen Peter Garde, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Gillian Berrie
production: Zentropa Entertainments
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution, Independent Cinema Office (UK)
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