We Shall Overcome

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev Friday 11 March 2016 at 5:30pm

Denmark | 2006, 109 min | in Danish with Arabic subtitles
With: Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis

Synopsis

13-year-old Frits has fallen out of favour with the headmaster of his school. It is 1969. The world is changing rapidly, and corporal punishment has been banned. The tyrannical headmaster, however, has not bothered to notice. Frits spends his summer holidays in front of the family’s first television and is influenced by the winds of change. When the headmaster steps over the line, Frits takes up battle against the authorities.

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Festivals and Awards

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Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film – Berlin International Film Festival 2006
Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Costume Design – Robert Festival 2007

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