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Kundskabens træ

Aka: Tree of Knowledge (World-wide)
Director: Nils Malmros
Year: 1981
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 110 minutes
Genre: Drama

My Rating:
IMDb User Rating: 6.5/10
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Votes: 6

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The story takes place at the end of the 50s in Aarhus, Denmark and follows a group of children from the 7th to the 9th grade. What they experience are not the grand dramas of life, but the events they do experience affect them more powerfully than at any other time in their lives. The film centres around Elin, the prettiest and most mature girl in the class. She plays on these advantages more or less unconsciously. It makes the girls jealous and the boys unsure. Therefore she becomes the scapegoat for their unresolved sexual awareness. For Elin, this being frozen out of the once happy circle becomes a tragedy, also on account of being totally misunderstood by her old-fashioned parents. The other main character is Niels-Ole, the leading boy in the class, who arouses indignation by rejecting girls in his own class in favour of the younger and prettier girl, Majbritt. At the same time, this film is a light-hearted yet serious account of the beautiful difficult years between childhood and youth, based on the director Nils Malmros' own experiences as a schoolboy in Aarhus in the late 1950s. - Peter Jul Hansen, IMDb

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Children's Cast:

    Line Arlien-Søborg [15]   Anne-Mette
    Marian Wendelbo [14]   Elsebeth
    Anne-Mette Brinch Andersen   Gås
    Gitte Iben Andersen [15]   Lene
    Dan Rørmand Brøgger [14]   Torkild
    Lone Elliot [14]   Majbrit
    Nicolaj Flensborg   Kaj
    Lars Hjort Frederiksen   Carsten
    Astrid Holm Jensen [13]   Ina
    Marin Lysholm Jepsen [15]   Helge
    Jan Johansen [15]   Niels Ole
    Lars Spang Kjeldsen   Søren Roland
    Bo von Der Lippe [15]   Jørn
    Morten Nautrup [14]   Flemming
    Anders Ørgård   Gert
    Eva Gram Schjoldager [15]   Elin
    Hanne Sørensen   Mona
    Brian Theibel [15]   Willy Bonde
    Anne-Mette Kjøller Warlo   Joan