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Når mor kommer hjem... (1998)

Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their single mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting by inventing a 'never present' dad who is looking after them.

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Kasper Emanuel Stæger ...
Kasper
Clara Johanne Simonsen ...
Sara
Pernille Kaae Høier ...
Julie
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ...
Linda
Lars Kaalund ...
Finn
Birthe Neumann ...
Anne Marie
Bjarne Henriksen ...
Lille Per
Claus Gerving ...
Allan
Wencke Barfoed ...
Allans kone
Max Hansen ...
Arne
Kristian Holm Joensen ...
Bjarne
Lars Nepper-Christensen ...
Claus
Mikkel Aas Mortensen ...
Elton
Niels Anders Thorn ...
Henning
Anne Clausen ...
Pige
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Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their single mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting by inventing a 'never present' dad who is looking after them.

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De skulle være alene hjemme... bare et par dage!

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6 February 1998 (Denmark)  »

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On Our Own  »

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1.77 : 1
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The film is based on a novel of the same name by Martha Christensen. See more »

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Features Fredagsbio (1982) See more »

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Super Hero
Written by J.T. & Sieber
Performed by Daze
L & G Music / Warner/Chappell Music Denmark A/S
© 1997 Sony Music Entertainment (Denmark) A/S
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Impressive movie, showing the emotional survival strengths of children.
8 July 2001 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times already. Each time I'm impressed by the way Lone Scherfig knows how to tell the story of 3 children and their way of surviving without parents. Of course, the actual story is slightly incredible. Children in Denmark will probably not be subjected to this form of abandonment. However, coming from a one parent family, I can safely say that Miss Scherfig has succeeded very well in showing what it feels like to be left without parental help. And for most of this world, the abandonment of children is a sad truth.

On top of that there's humour, good lighting and last but not least, very good music. Take for instance the scene where Kasper is harassed in school and finally flees. This scene is perfectly supported by the music. From the start of the trouble to the actual flight from his school enemies, the music amplifies the dramatic development.

Impressive.


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