The Substitute / Vikaren

Ole Bornedal (DK, 2007)

Vikaren (Ole Bornedal, DK, 2007)
Foto: Erik Aavatsmark

6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone's parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien?

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleVikaren
Other titlesDanish Films for children - selection
DirectorOle Bornedal
ProducerMichael Obel
Director of PhotographyDan Laustsen
EditorThomas Krag
ComposerMarco Beltrami
Production designerMarie í Dali
Danish theatrical release15.06.2007
Production countryDenmark
Duration93 min.
Production companyThura Film
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 info2541 meters / 35 mm / 2,35:1 Scope / color / Dolby, SRD
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
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Full credits

Direction
Ole BornedalDirection
Eigil JacobsenAssistant director
Henrik BergqvistExtras coordinator
Script
Ole BornedalScript
Henrik PripScript
Production
Michael ObelProducer
Tina DradrachProduction coordinator: post-production
Liv LyngeTechnical coodinator: post-production
Cinematography
Dan LaustsenCinematography
Christopher BonnorClapper/loader
Jesper Find1st assistant camera
Ian HansenCinematographer: 2. unit
Karsten JacobsenSteadicam operator
Jimmy LeavensKey grip: 2. unit
Stills
Electrical dept.
Editing
Thomas KragEditing
Henrik Bloch-HansenAssistant editor
Music
Marco BeltramiComposer
Thomas LesterMusic editor
Peter Juul KristensenMusic technician
Production design
Marie í DaliProduction design
Thomas GreveSet dresser
Wardrobe
Sound
Visual effects
Daniel SilwerfeldtVFX supervisor
Sam BassettDigital compositing
Lars BrokDigital compositing
Michael Frank NielsenColor timing
Troels HoeDigital compositing
Michael HolmDigital compositing
Patrick O'CaseyDigital compositing
Daniel ThuressonDigital compositing
Kasper Jansen3D artist
Animation
James HuntAnimator
Appearance
Paprika SteenUlla Harms
Ulrich ThomsenCarls far Jesper
Olivia Stenderup GarreCarls lillesøster Sofie
Sonja RichterRikkes mor Maria
Henrik PripPsykologen Claus
Ulf PilgaardUdenrigsministeren
Peter Hesse OvergaardSkoleinspektør Maele
Sofie GråbølCarls mor
Cecilia Zwick NashPhilips mor
Lars BomAlberts far
Niels Anders ThornPhilips far
Vibeke HastrupAlberts mor
Jørgen BingLottes far
Mette KoldingCamillas mor
Peter Oliver HansenCamillas far
Helle DollerisTobias' mor
Peter AudeTobias' far
Hans HoltegaardHønsefarmeren
Sarah Charlotte BjørnKlasseelev #3
Pernille HoltKlasseelev #5
Oskar Emil PripKlasseelev #7
Gustav MeilingKlasseelev #8
Thomas Bugge VisholmKlasseelev #9
Malthe Frøkjær-RubbåsKlasseelev #10
Benjamin Arnfred ThorupKlasseelev #11
Michael LarsenSignes far
Dave MallowRektor
Lars MogelbergPolitimand
Kurt StrandKurt Strand
Voice
Holger Juul HansenFortæller
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Older Jury Award 2008 Leeds International Film Festival For Children And Young People 2008
Speciel Mention 2008 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2008
Audience Award 2008 TIFF Kids 2008
Special Mention 2008 Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2008
Best Children Film 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008
Acknowledgement 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008
Acknowledgement 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008
Label Regards Jeune:
Ole Bornedal
2007 Malmö, BUFF 2007
Int. Church Prize:
Ole Bornedal
2007 Malmö, BUFF 2007
Best Male Actor:
Jakob Fals Nygaard
2007 Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 2007
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2007 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2007
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Zagreb Film Festival 19-10-2014
Tromsø Children's Film Festival 29-05-2013
Toronto International Film Festival 26-10-2010
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 23-09-2010
Shanghai International Film Festival 12-06-2010
Jakarta International Fantastic Film Festival 14-11-2008
Belfast Cinemagic 13-11-2008
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 21-10-2008
Giffoni Film Festival Albania 14-10-2008
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 25-09-2008
Strasbourg Spectre Film Festival 23-09-2008
Austin Fantastic Fest 18-09-2008
FILM4 FrightFest 21-08-2008
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 19-08-2008
Munich Fantasy FilmFest 12-08-2008
Melbourne Film Festival 25-07-2008
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 18-07-2008
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 03-07-2008
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 01-07-2008
Provincetown International Film Festival 18-06-2008
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 01-06-2008
Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 24-04-2008
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 22-04-2008
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 22-04-2008
TIFF Kids 11-04-2008
Amsterdam Imagine Film Festival 09-04-2008
Wisconsin Film Festival 03-04-2008
Leeds International Film Festival For Children And Young People 27-03-2008
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 27-03-2008
Riga Arsenals 22-03-2008
Cleveland International Film Festival 06-03-2008
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 28-02-2008
Antwerpen European Youth FF of Flanders 02-02-2008
Victoria Film Festival 01-02-2008
Bologna - Movie in the Rucksack 28-01-2008
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 05-01-2008
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 07-12-2007
Bahamas International Film Festival 06-12-2007
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 01-12-2007
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 30-11-2007
Gijon International Film Festival 22-11-2007
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 19-11-2007
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2007
London Film Festival 17-10-2007
Hamptons Film Festival 17-10-2007
Amsterdam Cinekid 14-10-2007
Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 01-10-2007
Toronto International Film Festival 06-09-2007
Giffoni Film Festival 12-07-2007
Malmö, BUFF 13-03-2007
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Press material

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THE SUBSTITUTE portrait of producer Michael Obel Photo: portrait of producer Michael Obel
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THE SUBSTITUTE. portrait of director Ole Bornedal Photo: portrait of director Ole Bornedal
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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Tidende, 15 January 2009)

Varia (Børsen, 24 September 2008)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 2 February 2008)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Dagblad, 3 August 2007)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 26 July 2007)

Artikel (BT - Johanson, 25 July 2007)

Artikel (Børsen - Ritzau, 25 July 2007)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - kk, 25 July 2007)

Anmeldelse (Information - Monggaard, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Langelund, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (BT - Durr, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Lind Larsen, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Rottensten, 15 June 2007)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Sommer Boysen, 15 June 2007)

Artikel (Børsen - Durr, 31 May 2007)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 19 May 2007)

Artikel (Urban, 20 March 2007)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 20 March 2007)

Artikel (Metroexpress - MetroXpress, 19 March 2007)

Artikel (Information - Monggaard, 30 December 2006)

Artikel (Information - Monggaard, 30 December 2006)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Johansson, 21 October 2005)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Johansson, 21 October 2005)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Svoldgaard, 3 October 2005)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 29 September 2005)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 22 June 2005)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Eising, 18 May 2005)

Artikel (Urban - Ritzau, 17 May 2005)

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bibliotek@dfi.dk

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