Leave us alone

Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen, Denmark, 1975

85 min.DK/FeatureYouth films

With a loose inspirational take-off in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies', this youth melodrama has a group of summer camp kids, left to their own devices when their teachers stage a strike, go on a rampage of stealing and looting. A stolen boat brings them to an uninhabited island. When their boat drifts away, the kids are helpless on their own. Filmed with amateurs and improvised dialogue.
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Original title La' os være
Danish title La' os være
International titles Lasst uns machen, Foutez-nous la paix
Other titles Lad os være
Director Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Screenplay Lasse Nielsen, Carsten Nielsen
Director of Photography Andreas Fischer-Hansen
Editor Lars Brydesen
Sound Per Assentoft, Hans Packert
Composer Lasse Lunderskov, Lars Ørsted
Appearance Ivan Baumann, Anja Bærentzen, Søren Christiansen, Helle Droob
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Kino Film, Obel Film
Technical info 2345 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Sound
Danish theatrical release 03.02.1975
Cinemas Grand
Find more Anders Troelsen: Ungdom, utilpassethed og utopi. "Levende billeder af Danmark", red. Anders Troelsen. Medusa 1980, s. 121-234.
Steffen Birk Hansen: Når de voksne svigter. Film 75, 2-3/1975.
Jakob Stegelmann: La' os være. Kosmorama 126/1975.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12
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Production company Gemini Film, Telefilm
Domestic distribution Kino Film, Obel Film


Direction Ernst Johansen
Direction Lasse Nielsen
Assistant director Ib Lindberg
Continuity Ib Lindberg


Script Lasse Nielsen
Script Carsten Nielsen


Executive producer Steen Herdel
Production assistant Lene Herdel


Cinematography Andreas Fischer-Hansen
Camera assistant Fritz Schrøder
Key grip Ib Tardini

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Ib Tardini


Editing Lars Brydesen


Music Lasse Lunderskov
Music Lars Ørsted

Production design

Set dresser Søren Justesen


Sound engineer Per Assentoft
Sound engineer Hans Packert
Sound mixer Lars Brydesen


Appearance Ivan Baumann
Appearance Anja Bærentzen
Appearance Søren Christiansen
Appearance Helle Droob
Appearance Sven Hastel
Appearance Martin Højmark
Appearance Tine Jensen
Appearance Ole Meyer
Appearance Bjørn Martensen
Appearance Kenneth Nielsen
Appearance Hanne Olsen
Appearance Henrik Rasmussen
Appearance Jens Wagn Rasmussen
Appearance Svend Christensen
Appearance Bo Jensen
Appearance Erik Rønholt
Appearance Niels Heilmann
Appearance Lone Rønholt
Appearance Rie Rønholt
Appearance Jane Rønholt
Appearance Ib Rønholt
Appearance Klemme

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