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Coach (The)

Country: Denmark, Language: Danish, 33 mins

Original Title

Træneren
  • Director: Lars Kristian Mikkelsen
  • Writer: Lars Detlefsen; Lars Kristian Mikkelsen
  • Producer: Jesper Jarl Becker; Joanna Mikolajczyk

CGiii Comment

A profoundly disturbing and chilling film.

Kids need discipline...when discipline and boundaries disappear, the likelihood of this happening escalates 100-fold...pedophiles know how, when and where to abuse!

This could easily be made into a feature...as it stands, there's no satisfying resolution. The boy deserves/needs justice.


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The(ir) Blurb...

A small-town tale of Niels, a 14-year-old boy with nothing on his mind but handball. His coach, recognizing his great goal-keeping talent, takes special care of him. On the night of the qualification rounds for the final Danish championships, the coach throws a party for the whole team and lets Niels and his girlfriend Pernille use his bedroom, but Niels falls asleep and things take a surprising turn, which puts Niels under pressure both on and off the field.

Cast & Characters

Jens Albinus as Coach;
Marina Bouras as Mother;
Christian Baek as Handball team player;
Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok as Lars;
Nico Hansen as Handball team player;
Mathias Jensen as Handball team player;
Frederik Christian Johansen as Jens;
Mads Larsen as Handball team player;
Frederik Pedersen as Handball team player;
Laura Bundgaard Rosenqvist as Pernille's friend;
Joakim Rydal as Handball team player;
Curt Skov as Father;
Emil Vive as Handball team player;
Sarah Juel Werner as Pernille;
Christian Heldbo Wienberg as Niels