We Shall Overcome (film)

  (Redirected from Drømmen)

Drømmen (Danish "The Dream", English: We Shall Overcome) is a 2006 Danish film based on a true story about a young boy's crusade against a dictatorial headmaster of the "old school", in 1969 Denmark.

We Shall Overcome
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Film release poster
Drømmen
Directed byNiels Arden Oplev
Screenplay by
  • Niels Arden Oplev
  • Steen Bille
Produced bySisse Graum Jørgensen
Starring
CinematographyLars Vestergaard
Edited bySøren B. Ebbe
Music byJacob Groth
Production
company
Zentropa Entertainments11
Distributed byNordisk Film Biografdistribution
Release date
  • 24 March 2006 (2006-03-24) (Denmark)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryDenmark
LanguageDanish

The film is directed by Danish screenwriter and film director Niels Arden Oplev and stars Bent Mejding and Anders W. Berthelsen.[1] It won sixteen awards in 2006 and 2007.

SynopsisEdit

The story opens in the Danish countryside of 1969.[2] Denmark and the rest of the world are changing rapidly but Lindum-Svendsen, the headmaster of the rural school, hasn't noticed.

Frits is a young boy who spends his summer holidays watching the family's first television, and is influenced by the American civil rights movement.[3] The sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968, coupled with his own dreams of a better life, have given Frits courage and a desire for rebellion.[4] The dictatorial Lindum-Svendsen steps over the line while punishing Frits, drawing the ire of youthful new teacher Freddie Svale, which encourages Frits to take up battle against the headmaster.[5]

CastEdit

AccoladesEdit

The film has won sixteen awards in 2006 and 2007.[6]

Organization Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear – Best Feature Film Niels Arden Oplev Won
Bodil Awards Best Supporting Actor Bent Mejding Won
Best Actor Janus Dissing Rathke Nominated
Best Film Niels Arden Oplev Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jens Jørn Spottag Nominated
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski Camério – Best Actor Janus Dissing Rathke Won
Camério – Best Film Niels Arden Oplev Won
Chicago International Children's Film Festival Children's Jury Award – Live-Action Feature Film or Video Niels Arden Oplev Won
Adult's Jury Award – Live-Action Feature Film or Video Niels Arden Oplev Won 2nd place
Cinekid Festival Cinekid Film Award Niels Arden Oplev Won
Robert Awards Best Costume Design Manon Rasmussen Won
Best Director Niels Arden Oplev Won
Best Editor Søren B. Ebbe Won
Best Film Niels Arden Oplev (director)
Sisse Graum Jørgensen (producer)
Won
Best Screenplay, Original Niels Arden Oplev
Steen Bille
Won
Best Supporting Actor Bent Mejding Won
Best Actor Janus Dissing Rathke Nominated
Best Actress Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis Nominated
Best Cinematography Lars Vestergaard Nominated
Best Make-Up Kirsten Zäschke
Suzanne Jansen
Nominated
Best Original Score Jacob Groth Nominated
Best Production Design Søren Skjær Nominated
Best Sound Peter Schultz Nominated
Best Special Effects/Lighting Morten Jacobsen
Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Anders W. Berthelsen Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Sarah Juel Werner Nominated
Zlín Film Festival Audience Award – Best Feature Film Niels Arden Oplev Won
Don Quixote Award Niels Arden Oplev Won
Golden Slipper – Best Feature Film for Youth Niels Arden Oplev Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ We Shall Overcome at AllMovie
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-08-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Drømmen (We Shall Overcome) at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ "We Shall Overcome". Independent Cinema Office. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  5. ^ "Drømmen". Dfi.dk. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  6. ^ Awards for We Shall Overcome at IMDb

External linksEdit