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by Jesper W. Nielsen


The year is 1967, and a blooming youth culture is on the rise. In a working-classneighborhood of Copenhagen, two inseparable brothers, Elmer and Erik – are removed from their ill mother and put in the Gudbjerg Home for Boys, a place frozen in time. Here, Headmaster Heck practices his own brand of philosophy and regulation. Unruly boys are transformed into obedient citizens at any cost. From their very first day, the boys understand that their freedom is lost and a daily struggle for survival has begun. The boys try to live under the radar, but Elmer’s vivid astronaut dreams and clubfoot constantly gets him in trouble. The brothers realize they are on their own and a simmering revolt slowly forms. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a fickle hope the boys engage in the frightening battle against Headmaster Heck and his lethal tyranny.

international title: The Day Will Come
original title: Der kommer en dag
country: Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Jesper W. Nielsen
film run: 119'
release date: DK 21/04/2016
screenplay: Søren Sveistrup
cast: Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Mikkelsen, Lars Ranthe, Sonja Richter, David Dencik
cinematography by: Erik Zappon
film editing: Morten Højbjerg, Janus Billeskov Jansen
art director: Sabine Hviid
music: Sune Martin
producer: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Louise Vesth
co-producer: Jessica Ask
production: Zentropa Entertainments, FilmFyn, TV2 Denmark
backing: Film i Väst, Det Danske Filminstitut, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution

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