Nordic Film Thursdays: THE SUBSTITUTE

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Danish horror comedy

THE SUBSTITUTE (Vikaren, Denmark, 2007, 93 min)

Director: Ole Bornedal
Music: Marco Beltrami
Starring: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Jakob Fals Nygaard

Love and aliens in a Danish way

Carl is an elementary school student whose mother recently died in a car accident. Carl’s new teacher, Ulla Harms, is trying to prepare her class for a competition to win a trip to Paris. Her methods, however, prove to be rather questionable… Ms. Harms is cynical and cold-hearted and at the center of a strange episode of events, leading her class to believe she cannot possibly be from this planet. As a matter of course, the parents are convinced that the stories they hear from their children are just a manifestation of wild fantasies. Will the truth be revealed?

The film combines a variety of different genres, but at its core it is best described as a whimsical sci-fi “B-movie” about aliens. Although intended for a younger audience, the film will be appreciated by many a grown-up for its cast of well-known Danish actors like Paprika Steen or Ulrich Thomsen.

In original sound with Czech subtitles.

Admission: 120 Kč
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The event is organized by The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema, the production company CinemArt, Danish Embassy and the Danish Film Institute.