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Worlds Apart

Original title: To verdener
German title: Worlds Apart
Denmark, 2008

Director: Oplev, Niels-Arden
Production company: Nordisk Film
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Sara and her family are proud to belong to Jehova’s Witnesses. In the local community they go from door to door and preach on Judgment Day and eternal salvation for Jehova’s chosen ones. But when Sara falls in love with Teis, she is confronted with the choice of her life. Teis is not a Witness, but still their love grows through stolen, secret meetings. Sara is torn between her conscience, faith and passion; forced to make a choice between her love and her family that are worlds apart.

Denmark's entry for the 2009 Academy Award ("Oscar") for Best Foreign Language Film.

Marketing strategies:
"After three weeks in release it still tops the box office list with a total of 177,000 tickets." (DFI)

"'Worlds Apart' sold an astonishing 315,000 tickets in a home market of five million." (DFI)

Generation 14+ Berlin 2008, Kristiansand 2008, Giffoni 2008, Cinemagic Belfast 2008, Alekino Poznan 2008, Danish Bodil Award 2008 for Sarah Boberg as Best Supporting Actress, Youngabout Bologna 2009, BUFF Malmö 2009, Leeds Young People's Film Festival 2009 (awarded)

Website: www.toverdener.dk

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

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Nordisk Film (DK)