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We Are the Champions

Original title: Af Banen
Denmark, 2004

Director: Hagbjer, Martin
Production company: Zeitgeist ApS
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Suburban Copenhagen. When former pro footballer Torben, now unemployed and recently divorced, offers to coach his 13-year-old son's football team, his son David is far from pleased. The team is the worst in the league, their coach has just left them for their competitor, and both the boys and the club management seriously doubt Torben's coaching abilities. Winning his son's confidence and the championships becomes Torben's great challenge.

We, the Children’s Jury, have seen seven excellent children’s films this year. The last three days were a lot of work for us, but we still had lots of fun. The decision was very difficult for us, because we had two favourites, so that we would like to give a Special Mention to the film “Oskar & Josefine” by Carsten Myllerup. We liked this film especially because it was exciting. The film that has won the prize was also very exciting, amusing and gripping, a film for the whole family. The prize amounts to 2,500 €. Our champion, in the true sense of the word, is by Martin Hagbjer: We are the Champions." Statement of the Children's Jury, Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2005

Montreal 2005, Malmö 2005, Stockholm Junior 2005, Kristiansand 2005, Zlin 2005, Luebeck 2005 (awarded), Oulu 2005, Antwerp/Brugge 2006

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

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