Synopsis: Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. All three seem friends at first, but gradually Steen starts pushing Mulle away while pulling the impressionable Bjørn with him towards more and more tragic violent behavior, fueled by frustration over his loveless home life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Bille August
  1 win & 1 nomination.
103 min

So long, Bjrn.

Is that you?

What time is it?

Now, don't you wake him up.

Where've you been?

At the youth center.

I was playing bumper pool with Mulle.

Did you remember to lock the door?

Small hops in place.

Jump, jump, jump.

Watch the beat over there.

Okay, clap your hands above your head.

Beat, beat, beat.

Time to clean up!

Line up, quickly. That's right.

That's like it.

Svend Erik and Johnny, roll up the mat.

Brian, collect the stools.

Mulle, the springboard.

Bjrn and Sten, you take the buck.

Everyone else, run in place.

Okay, hit the showers. Make it snappy.

Make way. Let Mulle show you how it's done.

Let me have it....

Turn off the water.

Who swiped my underwear?

Move. You're sitting on them.

Guess who's getting new shoes today!

Just watch the dames line up!

Okay, come on.

Last one out mops the floor.

But I can't!

I gotta buy new shoes with my mom and dad.

Relax, Mulle. I'll mop for you.

Nice going, pal.

See you.

This means two doughnuts

and a Danish for Mulle!


couldn't Mulle be in our gang?

I mean, we can't

accept just anybody.

But you know how strong he is.

Yeah, but still.

On the other hand, somebody has to do the dirty work.

An Indian?

Imagine Mulle as an Indian!

Sten here.

You wanna talk to her?

It's dad.

Dad wants to talk to you.

Sten, you know Mom doesn't want to be

disturbed while doing her exercises.

Could you call...

Mulle isn't such a bad idea.

Just gotta find him the right job.

By the way, can I borrow

your homework if you've done it?

What's that?

Just a little martini,but you don't get any ice.

How about the homework?

Here, you lazy bastard.

Cheers, Bjrn.

You could tell Mulle tonight.

Ask him to come to the hideout.


Hello, Bjrn.

I'm off, Sten.

There's food in the fridge.

You oughta smile more often, Bjrn

Your eyes look so droopy when you're serious.

I gotta go.The taxi's here.

See you.

So...tell Mulle...

At seven sharp.

Gogge, here!


- So how do you like 'em?

- Like what?

The shoes, man!

They were damned expensive.

Mulle, I talked to...

- We're gonna eat in half an hour.

- Okay.

How about coming in, Bjrn?

I wanna show you something.

Guess whose birthday it is!

-Don't forget your homework.

Gogge's two years old.

Remember to set the table afterwards.

Congratulations, Gogge.

Look what I've got for you.

You wouldn't think he's two years old, would you?

They don't get so old.

In a way, he's 50.

Here, Gogge my friend.

- Mulle, couldn't you...

- Now take a look at this.

These are the world's biggest boobs.

They hang the ladies up in a harness

so their boobs stand right out in the air.

And then they just turn the picture around.

- I'm not interested in that magazine.

- Look, here's one who got it shaved.

What do you say?

I just spoke to Sten...

Put that screw magazine away!

This is important.

Screw? Did you say screw magazine?

- Mulle, for Christ's sake!

- No, Bjrnie boy!

- It's about the gang!

- The gang?

Shit, it's really hot in here.

- Your gang?

- Who else's? Couldn't we open a window?

You might possibly be able to join.

Did Sten say that?

Yeah, Sten and I talked about it.

You can eat with us.

Seven at the hideout.

Not five past or five to.

At seven, Mulle. Sharp.


- Sometimes Mulle's mom is plastered.

- Henning!

- No, she isn't.

- Yes, she is.

- She's just dizzy.

- She's dead drunk.

Henning, we're eating!

She isn't drunk at all, so shut up.

Henning is right, you know.

But it's not nice to talk about it.

They still don't have any rugs over there?

Over where?

Mulle's place.

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Bjarne Reuter

Bjarne Reuter (born 29 April 1950) is a Danish writer and screenwriter, best known for children's and young adult books. Many of his works are set in the 1950s and 1960s, the time period of his childhood and adolescence. Many also feature the Copenhagen area, where he was born in Brønshøj. Reuter is the screenwriter of the popular Danish television series and movie Busters verden ("Buster's World"). In 1977 he was awarded with the Danish Ministry of Culture's children book prize. He won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for best children's book in 2000, recognising the German-language edition of En som Hodder (1998), and was a finalist for the youth book prize in 2003, for the work published in English as The Ring of the Slave Prince (2004). For his lasting contribution as a children's writer, Reuter was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in both 2002 and 2004. more…

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