Four Letters Apart - Children in the Age of ADHD / Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid

Erlend E. Mo (DK, 2013)

Jeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid (Erlend E. Mo, DK/NO, 2013)

The film follows three children at odds with themselves and the world around them, at a time when more and more are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Victor is 7. He hates ADHD, believing it's something to do with his club feet. Martine is quick to become withdrawn and struggles with uncontrollable rage. For the most part, Marino keeps to himself, but easily becomes aggressive. Victor, Martine and Marino are in a special class in a normal school. The teachers and the parents decide to take part in an alternative treatment project focusing on the individual child's challenges and possibilities, rather than relying on medical diagnosis. The film shows how the children make great strides over the course of a year, as the adults around them start to see each child in a new light.


Basic information

Danish titleJeg hader ADHD - børn i en diagnosetid
DirectorErlend E. Mo
ComposerMagnus Jarlbo
Danish theatrical release27.05.2013
TV release2013-06-04
TV 2
Production countryDenmark/Norway
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration87 min.
Production companyMagic Hour Films
Co-producer Mediamente
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with TV2
Domestic distributionDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleMagic Hour Films ApS / Fortunvej 56 / DK-2920 Charlottenlund / t +45 3964 2284 / /
Festival informationTo be announced
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Erlend E. MoDirection
Torstein NybøCo-producer
Cecilia ValstedProduction
Simon PlumCinematographer
Casper HøybergCinematographer
Lars ReinholdtCinematographer
Erlend E. MoCinematographer
Adam HenriksenAV assistant
Rasmus Nyholm SchmidtAssistant editor
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Audience Award 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014
Audience Award 2014 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2014
Honorable Mention 2014 Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 2014

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Torun, Camerimage 15-11-2014
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 29-10-2014
Honningsvag, North Cape Film Festival 10-09-2014
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2014
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 08-05-2014
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 24-04-2014
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 14-03-2014
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 03-03-2014
Göteborg International Film Festival 24-01-2014
CPH:DOX 07-11-2013
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Jeg hader ADHD. Portrait of director Erlend Mo Photo: Jeg hader ADHD. Director Erlend Mo
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