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The Day Will Come – Additional Information
Welcome to the additional information section for The Day Will Come (Der Kommer En Dag). Here you will find further information about the film, including information relevant for BSL and deaf audiences.
Scandifilm is a season of Nordic and Scandinavian cinema. It will take place through out January, February and March at Exeter Phoenix. Scandifilm is unique and enchanting. It will feature exciting film experiences that offer a taste of the Scandinavian culture. At Scandifilm you can see the best new dramas, enlightening documentaries and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema.
There will be five screenings, which will be accessible to Deaf audiences. This includes Girls Lost. The other accessible films will be Lake Bodom, Nice People, The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Girls Lost.
We are currently looking to improve our screenings and events that are suitable for BSL and Deaf audiences. If you have any feedback – however big or small – we would love to hear from you.
The Day Will Come is set in Copenhagen, Denmark in the late 1960s. Elmer and Erik are two brother who live with their mother. When their mother becomes unwell with cancer the brothers are sent to the Gudbjerg Home for Boys, which is an old-fashioned school controlled by a strict Headmaster called Mr Heck. He believes his unkind methods will turn the student in to good people.
When teacher arrives at the school the students are given hope that things will get better. But when Elmer and Erik’s mother dies the brothers are left with no other option but to take things into their own hands.
The film is based on true events. It is written by the creator of The Killing and stars Sofie Gråbøl.
This film contains unsettle scenes that some viewers may find upsetting.
Elmer is the younger of the two brothers. He dreams of becoming astronaut and follows news of the first human mission to the moon closely. He was born with a clubfoot, which means his foot is twisted out of shape. This slows him down physically but he wouldn’t care to admit it.
Erik is the eldest of the two brothers. He is close to his younger brother Elmer and will stick up for him. Erik is keen to get his own way and often believes his way is morally correct. He is brave and will stand up to what he believes in, despite the consequences.
Headmaster Heck has been teaching at the school for nearly 30 years. He is very strict with both his students and his staff. He scares or intimidates most people he speaks to and he believes his methods get good, fair results that turn boys in to good citizens.
Miss Lillian Hammershoi
Miss Hammershoi has been a teacher for many years. She is the Danish teacher at Gudbjerg Home for Boys and believes in a kinder, more patient approach with the students. She is uncomfortable with Headmaster Heck’s leadership but realizes she can do mre to help the students if she keep quiet and supports them in other ways.