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Sommeren '92 (2015)

The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.

Director:

Kasper Barfoed

Writers:

Anders Frithiof August (screenplay), Kasper Barfoed (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Richard Møller Nielsen
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Kim Vilfort
Cyron Melville ... Brian Laudrup
Esben Smed ... John 'Faxe' Jensen (as Esben Smed Jensen)
Henning Jensen ... Kaj Johansen
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Peter Schmeichel
Jon Lange ... Kim Christofte
Allan Hyde ... Flemming Povlsen
Johannes Lassen ... Kent Nielsen
Morten Vang Simonsen ... Henrik Andersen
Lene Maria Christensen Lene Maria Christensen ... Jonna Møller Nielsen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Minna Vilfort
Lars Brygmann ... Frits Ahlstrøm
Hans Holtegaard Hans Holtegaard ... Hans
Julie Zangenberg Julie Zangenberg ... Annette Jensen
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Storyline

The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.

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Details

Country:

Denmark | UK

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

27 August 2015 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Denmark 92 See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gustav Giese who plays Peter Schmeichel was told by director Kasper Barfoed to scream and shout all that he could in order to portray the danish goalkeeper on the field. See more »

Goofs

The chevrons on Richard Møller Nielsens tracksuit is upside down. See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Written by Billy Taylor (as Taylor) and Dick Dallas (as Lamb, Dallas)
Performed by Nina Simone
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An excellent movie, with a sturdy heartbeat
28 July 2016 | by michael-29356See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you expect Disney to make weaving the twin draws of sports and human interest. If someone tried to make this story up, they would be criticized (rightly) as a schmaltzy writer. But since this is a true story, bring on the popcorn.

This is the true story of the Danish football team of 1992, which entered the Euro '92 tournament on a technicality (Yugoslavia was banned from international competition due to its complicity in the Balkan War). They proceeded to play lackluster football until they managed a stunning upset of France in its third game to make the semifinals. The Euro '92 only had 8 teams in 2 brackets, unlike Euro'16 which had 24 teams in 6 brackets. I won't spoil the ending (but they win the whole damn thing after beating Netherlands and then Germany in the finals). This team is revered in Denmark much as the 1980 Olympic US Men's Ice Hockey team and we get to see why.

The most compelling element was watching the evolution of the coach, Richard Moller-Nielsen, from a stubborn details man to a more impassioned leader. The heartbeat of the movie comes from the true story of Kim Vilfort, the veteran midfielder, whose daughter Line was suffering from cancer during the tournament. He leaves the team to return to her bedside and is then compelled by his family to return to the tournament where he scores the finishing goal in its upset win against Germany. Sadly, unlike a fictionalized movie, his daughter passes away soon thereafter.

Solid acting all around, and the actors do a commendable simulation of real football players. The director weaves in real footage and in- match commentary of the matches so we get a real appreciation of why this team is so loved in Denmark.


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