We Shall Overcome (12a)

Director Niels Arden Oplev. Drama/Family


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.

Starring Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag


Flick Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A lovely film. very good acting by the young boy. Many layered true story.

We enjoyed this. Like a Hans Anderson story!