'WE SHALL OVERCOME' out on DVD the 22nd of JULY

11/06/2013
Drakes Avenue Pictures will release the ICO's Danish title 'We shall overcome' on DVD on the 22nd of July.
 
Written and directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) the film is an engaging story about a young boy standing up for himself and what he believes in, inspired by the words of Martin Luther King and the changes in society in the 1960s.

Itís 1969 in provincial Denmark and 13 year old Frits is being bullied by his brutal headmaster as well as trying to cope with his fatherís breakdown and keep his family together.
Listening to records of Martin Luther Kingís 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 full of exquisite moments, beautifully acted and sensitively directed, 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.
 
You can now pre-order the DVD here.
 
"Leaps and bounds with the energy of Billy Elliot and has a face with a thousand thoughts. Unmissable" The Guardian
 
"A brilliant snapshot of childhood, We Shall Overcome benefits from strong performances and its lovingly rendered, sun-kissed Danish countryside. It may share themes with countless movies (IfÖ, Evil, Dead Poets Society et al) but it imbues them with a freshness thatís both compelling and moving."
Ian Winterton, Hot Dog
 

 

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