We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

Dir: Niels Arden Oplev|Denmark|2006|109 mins|12A

‘Leaps and bounds with the energy of Billy Elliot and has a face with a thousand thoughts. Unmissable’ - Lucy Muss, The Guardian

The ICO are pleased to announce that Niels Arden Oplev’s award winning We Shall Overcome is now available for non-theatrical bookings on DVD.

It’s 1969 in provincial Denmark and 13 year old Frits is being bullied by his brutal headmaster as well as trying to cope with his father’s breakdown and keep his family together.

Listening to records of Martin Luther King’s speeches gives Frits the inspiration to fight back at the old world repressive regimes at work in his community and spread the winds of change.

This award-winning family film is beautifully acted and sensitively directed, full of exquisite moments both painful and pleasurable and with a central character that we are rooting for all the way.

The film will have additional appeal to fans of recent Scandinavian crime drama, featuring performances from Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen and Kurt Ravn, all familiar faces to fans of The Killing, seen here in a very different 1960s context.



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Booking information

Available formats
DVD and 35mm
Available for booking.
Booking email
Booking phone
020 7636 7120
Independent Cinema Office
35% against £85 mg / flat fee £100 (+ print transport for 35mm bookings)

"Leaps and bounds with the energy of Billy Elliot and has a face with a thousand thoughts. Unmissable" The Guardian

"A brilliant snapshot of childhood, We Shall Overcome benefits from strong performances and its lovingly rendered, sun-kissed Danish countryside. It may share themes with countless movies (If…, Evil, Dead Poets Society et al) but it imbues them with a freshness that’s both compelling and moving." **** Ian Winterton, Hot Dog

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