Drømmen (We Shall Overcome)
Drømmen (We Shall Overcome) (2006)

Danish director Niels Arden Oplev helmed and co-scripted (with Steen Bille) the gritty, revisionist coming-of-age tale We Shall Overcome - the story of a young boy's crusade against tyrannical oppression, and the thematic and temporal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 30, 2006
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Nick Funnell
Time Out

It's enjoyably rousing, and cinematographer Lars Vestergard works miracles turning the Danish countryside into bright slices of Americana.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Sometimes it's not what you say but the way that you say it that counts. That's certainly the case with this charming and beautifully acted Danish drama.

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Neil Smith

We Shall Overcome is a well-made, refreshingly unsentimental fable, reminiscent of Dead Poets Society and 2005 Swedish potboiler Evil.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The film does not stint on the repercussions of violence, yet, at its heart, it is a story about hard-fought courage.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A kids' empowerment picture with a big and genuine punch. ... I'm sure you'll be bursting into loud applause as the ending credits roll, just as our packed audience did.

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Boyd van Hoeij

[C]ertainly not unique, but with its strong acting (including an exceptional Rathke), fresh camera-work and great sense of humour, Oplev's film is certainly a welcome addition to the canon.

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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

Buoyed by likeable characters and the ever-dependable super teacher construct, We Shall Overcome builds into a better-than-solid underdog story.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Lacks the charisma or the ingenuity to hook mainstream audiences.

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