We shall overcome / Drømmen

Niels Arden Oplev (DK, 2006)

Drømmen (Niels Arden Oplev, DK, 2006)
Foto: Ole Kragh-Jacobsen;Thomas Petri

13-year-old Frits has fallen out of favour with the headmaster of his provincial school. The year is 1969. 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. When the headmaster steps over the line during punishing Frits, the boy takes up battle against the authorities. The story is based on actual events.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleDrømmen
Other titlesDanish films for children - selection
ProducerKaren Bentzon
Director of PhotographyLars Vestergaard
ComposerJacob Groth
Production designerSøren Skjær
Danish theatrical release24.03.2006
Production countryDenmark
Duration110 min.
Production companyZentropa Entertainments11
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International saleTrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info2994 meters / 35 mm / 1,85:1 - Widescreen / color / Dolby, SRD
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Direction
Bjørn KoppAssistant director
Sedsel AndersenContinuity
Jette TermannCasting
Malina TerkelsenAssistant extras coordinator
Script
Steen BilleScript
Mogens RukovScript consultant
Production
Karen BentzonLine producer
Lene NielsenUnit manager
Ingrid KofoedProduction manager
Ida SindingProduction assistant
Nanna RosenstockProduction coordinator: post-production
Cinematography
Lars VestergaardCinematography
Henrik Lyngbo1st assistant camera
Richard CopermanClapper/loader
Mark MavrinacKey grip
Paul WilsonGraphic desing and poster
Stills
Ole Kragh-JacobsenStill photographer
Thomas PetriStill photographer
Electrical dept.
Niels DoseElectrical dept.
Stine HeinBest boy
Emil TaasingeAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Dan LoghinAssistant editor
Rasmus S. MadsenAssistant editor
Des MurrayOnline editor
Music
Production design
Søren SkjærProduction design
Tine Hieronymus NielsenProperty master
Thorkil SlebsagerSet dresser
Vicki MøllgaardSet decorator
Christina KallanArt department runner
Wardrobe
Manon RasmussenWardrobe
Emily ChristensenCostume assistant
Grith DeleuranCostume assistant
Anne Mette JuulCostume assistant
Makeup
Suzanne JansenChief makeup artist
Kirsten ZäschkeChief makeup artist
Sound
John NielsenB-sound designer
Morten HolmB-sound designer: post-production
Hans MøllerSound: post production
Niels ArildSound mixer
Christian H. LundFoley recordist
Eddie SimonsenSound effects
Kim DalumSound
Andrea KingFoley artist
Visual effects
Paul WilsonGraphic design and poster
Dan KonziorColorgrading
Stewart EvansColor timing
Des MurrayOnline
Søren ThomasVisual effects
Appearance
Janus Dissing RathkeFrits Johansen
Bent MejdingInspektør Lindum Svendsen
Anders W. BerthelsenFreddie Svale
Jens Jørn SpottagFrits' far
Gyrd LøfquistFrits' farfar
Elin ReimerFrits' farmor
Peter Hesse OvergaardFormand for skolekommissionen
Steen Stig LommerLærer Olsen
Kurt RavnLæge
Stig HoffmeyerPastor Finsen
Birgit ConradiFru Pastor Finsen
Lasse BorgSøren
Tina Gylling MortensenSkolesekretær
Daniel ØrumTroels
Katrine JenseniusIbens klaverlærerinde
Helle Merete SørensenLindum Svendsens kone
Lise SteggerMargrethe
Thomas Kim HoderDen tavse mand
John LambrethBetjent
Helene Ravn JedziniFrk. Larsen
Karen Jette AndersenGymnastiklærer
Annie Roed FrederiksenLillesøster Hanne
Karen Skov PetersenLillesøster Ellen
Thomas EriksonBange dreng
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Robert, Best Danish Feature Film 2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Robert, Best Director:
Niels Arden Oplev
2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Robert, Best Supporting Actor:
Bent Mejding
2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Robert, Best Original Script:
Niels Arden Oplev
Steen Bille
2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Robert, Best Costumes 2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Robert, Best Editor:
Søren B. Ebbe
2007 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2007
Bodil, Best Male Supporting Role:
Bent Mejding
2007 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2007
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2007 Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 2007
Grand Prix 2007 Montreal International Children's Film festival 2007
Edith Lando Peace Price - Best Film:
Niels Arden Oplev
2007 Vancouver Reel to Real Festival 2007
India Audience’s Choice Award 2007 Nairobi, Lola Kenya Screen 2007
Crystal Bear:
Niels Arden Oplev
2006 Berlinale 2006
Oecumenical Prize 2006 Göteborg International Film Festival 2006
Young People's Jury Award:
Niels Arden Oplev
2006 TIFF Kids 2006
Golden Slipper 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006
Audience Award 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006
FICC Jury - The Don Quijote Prize 2006 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2006
Best Film 2006 Giffoni Film Festival 2006
Best feature Camério 2006 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2006
Best Actor Camério:
Janus Dissing Rathke
2006 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2006
Humanitas Camério 2006 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2006
Audience Award 2006 Reykjavik Film Festival 2006
Audience Award - Best International Film 2006 Hamptons Film Festival 2006
Mention spéciale 2006 Laon - International Film Festival For Young People 2006
Cinekid Lion; jury award 2006 Amsterdam Cinekid 2006
1st prize children's jury 2006 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2006
2nd prize adult jury 2006 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2006
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2006 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2006
Cifej Juryen 2006 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2006
Audience Award 2006 London Children's Film Festival 2006
"Cinepänz-Award" 2006 Cologne Children's Film Festival 2006
Best Actor:
Janus Dissing Rathke
2006 Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006
Best Children Film 2006 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2006
Unicef Award 2006 Vienna International Children's Film Festival 2006
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Zagreb Film Festival 19-10-2014
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 06-07-2013
Shanghai International Film Festival 12-06-2010
Berlinale 11-02-2010
Ottawa EU-Film Festival 15-11-2008
EU Ambassadevisning i Amman 11-11-2008
Sofia EU Film Festival 22-05-2008
Singapore EU-Film Festival 25-04-2008
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 17-04-2008
New York Scandinavian House 12-04-2008
Riga EU FF 10-03-2008
Atlanta Danish Film Festival 18-01-2008
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 07-12-2007
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 08-11-2007
Manila Cinemanila International Film Festival 08-08-2007
Mexico Festival Int. De Cine Para Niños 07-08-2007
Nairobi, Lola Kenya Screen 06-08-2007
Kyoto Kinder Filmfest 03-08-2007
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 19-07-2007
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 07-07-2007
Taipei Film Festival 22-06-2007
Jeonju International Film Festival 26-04-2007
Giffoni-Hollywood Festival 24-04-2007
Singapore International Film Festival 18-04-2007
CKU Center for Kultur og Udvikling 16-04-2007
TIFF Kids 13-04-2007
VIAGGIO NEL CINEMA DEI RAGAZZI Mostra Internazionale d'Illustrazione per l'Infanzia 21-03-2007
Malmö, BUFF 13-03-2007
Montreal International Children's Film festival 03-03-2007
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 28-02-2007
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 15-02-2007
Malmö, BUFF 01-02-2007
Bologna - Movie in the Rucksack 01-01-2007
Istanbul TURSAK Film Festival 15-12-2006
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 10-12-2006
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 02-12-2006
Jakmel Film Festival 24-11-2006
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 23-11-2006
Gijon International Film Festival 23-11-2006
Cologne Children's Film Festival 18-11-2006
Vienna International Children's Film Festival 18-11-2006
London Children's Film Festival 18-11-2006
Belfast Cinemagic 17-11-2006
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 13-11-2006
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 01-11-2006
Amsterdam Cinekid 22-10-2006
Hamptons Film Festival 18-10-2006
Laon - International Film Festival For Young People 17-10-2006
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 01-10-2006
Reykjavik Film Festival 28-09-2006
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 25-09-2006
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 23-09-2006
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 14-09-2006
Montreal World Film Festival 24-08-2006
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 22-08-2006
Brisbane International Film Festival 24-07-2006
München International Film Festival 15-07-2006
Giffoni Film Festival 15-07-2006
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 11-07-2006
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 29-06-2006
Shanghai International Film Festival 17-06-2006
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 02-06-2006
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 28-05-2006
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 25-05-2006
Seattle International Film Festival 25-05-2006
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 25-04-2006
TIFF Kids 21-04-2006
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 18-04-2006
Berlinale 09-02-2006
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2006
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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WE SHALL OVERCOME. Portrait of director Niel Arden Oplev Photo: Portrait of director Niel Arden Oplev
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WE SHALL OVERCOME. portrait of producer Sisse Graum Photo: portrait of producer Sisse Graum
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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 12 November 2009)

Artikel (BT, 7 February 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Ritzau, 19 June 2007)

Artikel (Information, 5 February 2007)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Ritzau, 5 February 2007)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 5 February 2007)

Artikel (Politiken - Eising, 29 December 2006)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Mette, 16 December 2006)

Artikel (Metroexpress - DR, 4 September 2006)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ravnoe, 1 August 2006)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - "X", 28 July 2006)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Majgaard, 26 July 2006)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Nvota, 26 July 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 26 July 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 11 June 2006)

Artikel (Politiken - hajm, 3 June 2006)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 3 June 2006)

Artikel (Urban - Ritzau, 2 June 2006)

Artikel (Urban - Ritzau, 2 June 2006)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (Børsen - Ritzau, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 1 June 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 20 May 2006)

Artikel (Urban, 28 April 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 20 April 2006)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Nivaro, 25 March 2006)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Nivaro, 25 March 2006)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Nivaro, 25 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Durr, 24 March 2006)

Interview (Børsen - Durr, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Information - Kirkegaard, 24 March 2006)

Interview (Information - Monggaard, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 24 March 2006)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Larsen, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Christensen, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Urban - Sauntved, 24 March 2006)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 24 March 2006)

Interview (Politiken - Møller, 20 March 2006)

Artikel (Urban - Sauntved, 7 March 2006)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Eising, 19 February 2006)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 19 February 2006)

Anmeldelse (Diverse - Fuchs, 11 February 2006)

Anmeldelse (Diverse - Fuchs, 11 February 2006)

Artikel (Børsen - Durr, 3 February 2006)

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