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The Substitute (2007)

Vikaren (original title)
A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.

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Jesper Osböll
Jonas Wandschneider ...
Carl
Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok ...
Phillip
Emma Juel Justesen ...
Rikke
Mollie Maria Gilmartin ...
Lotte
Josephine Gents ...
Camilla (as Josephine Wormslew Gents)
Emma Claudia Søndergaard ...
Laura
Jakob Fals Nygaard ...
Albert
Andreas Gram Nielsen ...
Tobias
Mathias Peter Kjær ...
Malthe
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Maria
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Skoleinspektør Maele
Henrik Prip ...
Psykolog Claus
Olivia Stenderup Garre ...
Sofie
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6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone's parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien? Written by Ole Bornedal

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The earth globe seen from space in the beginning and the end of the film is falsely mirrored. See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.9 (2009) See more »

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Tekst Steen Birger Jørgensen (as Steen Jørgensen)
Musik Lars Top Galia (as Lars Top-Galia)
Produceret af Sort Sol, Marco Manieri & Magnus Groth
Arrangeret af Sort Sol
Indspillet i "Bunkeren"
Mixet af Michael Ilbert i Medley Studio
Fra Sort Sol Albummet "Snakecharmer"
Mercury Records 013484-2
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A smart kid sci-fi
26 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

If this would have been an American movie, the monster would have been silly, the parents understandable in their gullibility and the kids more concerned with their social standing. Also, anything scary would have probably been removed and the film would have been a Disney production.

Well, they do things differently in Denmark, so they have some smart kids, with a complex relationship dynamic, completely ignorant parents that only believe what suits them best (especially when it comes to their children fantasies) and the monster is both fairly benign, totally scary and absolutely alien.

The film is thus suitable for both parents and children, although I would call it more a family film with horrorish specks, and even if the whole "planet without love" thing was too corny and not very related to the rest of the film, the movie is watchable and enjoyable. At least I liked it.


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