when i saw this film, i have already 18 years old and many things that i have forgotten appeared again hodder is just like me, yes, especially the "kidchen" .i did what i really thought and i never thought to hurt someone else but the glowningups and other classmates didn't think so. so, when i saw hodder i even could remember the feelings when i had to go to schools and smells in the air,which made me feel hard to breath.and those remind me my unhappy days but hooder is really a warm-hearted kid,just like the little prince,easily feel happy.then he got a friend and helped his father.things became different.hodder changed it why don't you make things easily? it's a good film with quiet nights and sea.
PS :i want to know something about the song in the film,it appears when hodder went to work together with dad,and i'm not sure if it's name is "som sentor far himen"
Reviewed by jpmccusa-17 / 10
Oh, what a lonely boy....
One of the great real tragedies of the human condition is the regrettable fact that what children are used to, they regard as "normal".
This context is not just relevant in cases of physical or sexual abuse. In this fine family film "En Som Hodder", we share the sorrows of Hodder Emanuel Jacobsen: he barely remembers his late mother, and when she comes to him in his dreams, he doesn't even know her and thinks she is a fairy. All his classmates treat him with detached contempt, eventually trying to lure him into suicide. His father works night, and the man can scarcely relate to his son at all, try though he might.
I said that we share Hodder's sorrows, but that's not quite true: Hodder doesn't quite realize that he misses his mother terribly and that he is desperately, desperately lonely---though we can see this all too clearly.
Fortunately for him, his irrepressibly charming innocence enables some people with problems to see that Hodder can be a true friend, in a land and time where true friends are rare and valuable.
Reviewed by BennyM7 / 10
Engaging and stylish, moody at times. Great music and cinematography. Convincing performances all around.
Ultimately, however, the story fails to chew what it bites off in the first three thirds of the film, and the wrap seems a bit rushed. Not "Let's slap a Hollywood-happy ending on this" rushed, more like "Oops, we painted ourselves into a corner and getting out would take time, so let's just blunder out the way we just painted" rushed.
I haven't read Reuter's novel, so I can't say if it's faithful, but then, I never cared much for him anyway. Kim Fupz Aakeson writes much better and funnier stories.