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Gummi-Tarzan
(1981)

AKA: Rubber Tarzan

Country: Denmark

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Ivan finds school a tough place to be. He struggles both in sport and in his school work. He is victimized by classmates they call him "rubber Tarzan". At home his father even extols Tarzan to his son as a symbol of manliness. Ivan makes friends with Ole, a kindly crane operator who encourages him with the idea that everyone has something at which they excel it is just a matter of discovering it.

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Cast

  • Alex Svanbjerg
    (Ivan Olsen)
  • Otto Brandenburg
  • Peter Schrøder
  • Susanne Heinrich
  • Jens Okking

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With its right-on message that every child can excel at something, it is not surprising that this movie won a Unicef Award; though perhaps the characters in this movie are just a little too simplistic and stereotyped to be enirely credible. What is fascinating about this film now is what it reveals about the cultural chasm separating 1981 from the present day. When Ivan's parents discover that their son's closest friend is a middle-aged man who operates cranes, and that he regularly visits this man out of school hours, they are merely bemused and a little surprised, but not hostile or suspicious, still less hysterical, as they would be now. The film thus stands as a sad testament to a more civilised and less febrile era. Alex Svanbjerg gives a highly creditable performance as Ivan.

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