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The Day Will Come (2016)

Der kommer en dag (original title)
At the Orphanage Godhavn violence and humiliations plays a part of the everyday life. Based on real stories from Godhavn, where lots of boys were victims of violent and sexual abuse and medical neglect.

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Jesper W. Nielsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Mikkelsen ... Forstander Frederik Heck
Sofie Gråbøl ... Lærer Lilian
Harald Kaiser Hermann ... Elmer
Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt ... Erik
Laurids Skovgaard Andersen Laurids Skovgaard Andersen ... Tøger
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Overlærer Toft Lassen
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Lærer Aksel
David Dencik ... Inspektør Hartmann
Sonja Richter ... Moren
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Fru Oskarson
Claus Maack Bahnsen Claus Maack Bahnsen ... Lærer
Martin Hempel Barkholt Martin Hempel Barkholt ... Blond Bølle
Oskar Kirk Damsgaard Oskar Kirk Damsgaard ... Topper
Paw Henriksen ... Onkel
Frede Frimand Frede Frimand ... Tredje Bølle
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'Der kommer en dag' is a movie about an orphanage where violence and humiliations is a part of the everyday life. The history is based on real stories from a boy home called 'godhavn', where lots of boys were victims of violent and sexual abuse and medical experiments. Written by julie rathcke

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Some have power, others have courage.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

21 April 2016 (Denmark) See more »

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$56,187
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Lars Ranthe, the actor who played the headteacher Toft Lassen, did not talk to the other actors during shooting. It made all the orphans insecure and they needed that for the movie. See more »

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The Danish F68 telephone type is shown at an office desk in the start of the movie, set in 1967. This telephone was introduced in 1968. See more »

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Elmer: I'm not afraid anymore, Erik.
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A harrowing film with brilliant performances
31 December 2016 | by mattrochmanSee all my reviews

This is a sad film. The conclusion indicates that it was based on a number of orphanages in Denmark and you could sense that certain acts and situations arose from real life stories.

The actor playing the headmaster gave a powerhouse performance that swells the viewer with hatred and disdain for him. The sympathetic female teacher was also played with stunning dramatic effect. The two boys seemed fairly young, but managed to carry the intensity and sorrow of the film with amazing maturity and brilliant execution.

This is hardly a film for casual Friday night viewing. It is about two brothers who are sent to a home for boys because their very sick mother is unable to care for them. Within the home, they experience violent and cold abuse from both teachers and friends. It is so sad to think that such an era really existed (and probably still does in some parts of the world).

It's the sort of film that deserves critical acclaim and awards. The sorrow arising from the film will stay with me for some time.


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