The Contest

The Contest

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Karl and his mother move from the very fundamentally Christian area of Hvide Sande on the west coast of Jutland, to the ethnically (and religiously) mixed area of Nørrebro inside Copenhagen. Sawsan, a young Islamic girl in Karl’s class, takes him under her caring wings and tries to integrate him into the big city - with all it’s slang and hipness. Sawsan is far more experienced and blunt than you’ll normally see amongst her peers, but also in comparison with this young Danish boy from darkest Jutland. That is, until her big dream comes true and one of her homemade songs is chosen for the Danish MGP for kids. Her father of course says 'NO!', but Karl has other plans..!
Starring Sylvester Espersen Byder, Line Kruse, Laura Christensen
Director Martin Miehe-Renard