We Shall Overcome

Dir: Niels Arden Oplev



109 mins


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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