DrÝmmen (We Shall Overcome) (2005)
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Danish director Niels Arden Oplev helmed and co-scripted (with Steen Bille) the gritty, revisionist coming-of-age tale We Shall Overcome - the story of a young boy's crusade against tyrannical oppression, and the thematic and temporal intersection of his experiences with the American Civil Rights movement. The story opens in the Danish countryside of 1969, when Peder Johansen (Jens Jorn Spottag), the father of 13-year-old Frits (Janus Dissing Rathke) experiences a psychotic breakdown and is
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It's enjoyably rousing, and cinematographer Lars Vestergard works miracles turning the Danish countryside into bright slices of Americana.
Buoyed by likeable characters and the ever-dependable super teacher construct, We Shall Overcome builds into a better-than-solid underdog story.
Sometimes it's not what you say but the way that you say it that counts. That's certainly the case with this charming and beautifully acted Danish drama.
A kids' empowerment picture with a big and genuine punch. ... I'm sure you'll be bursting into loud applause as the ending credits roll, just as our packed audience did.
We Shall Overcome is a well-made, refreshingly unsentimental fable, reminiscent of Dead Poets Society and 2005 Swedish potboiler Evil.
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