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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Bent Mejding
Janus Dissing Rathke
Anders W Berthelsen
Directors
Niels Arden Oplev
Screenwriters
Niels Arden Oplev
Steen Bille
Running Time
106 minutes

We Shall Overcome
Worthy rites of passage movie set in 1960s Denmark.


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We Shall Overcome

Plot
A schoolboy in Denmark in 1969 challenges the oppressive school system after being inspired by Martin Luther King and an open-minded teacher.


Verdict
Good intentions rarely make for great cinema and this attempt to make 60s attitudes relevant to modern kids lacks the charisma or the ingenuity to hook mainstream audiences.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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