The Contest: To the Stars and Back (2013)
MGP Missionen (original title)
TV-PG | 1h 35min | Family | 21 March 2013 (Denmark)
Karl a young boy living in a small town on the Danish coast has to move to Copenhagen much to his dislike. At school he is being ridiculed for his accent. However he becomes friends with Sawsan, a Turkish girl who has the ambition to star in a X factor like competition although her father won’t allow it. Together they construct a plan to defy Sawsan’s father.
‘Look at me – where there is a will there is a way’ is the title song contribution to a song contest for young people. The girl contestant, Sawsan, is from a Muslim immigrant family, and she is not allowed to participate, but her efficient initiative works things out eagerly supported by a boy, Karl, moving from another culturally marginalized group of people in the province and into a metropolis school with an immigrant majority of pupils. It is an interesting fresh alliance between members of these different ethnic groups, and one of the humorous scenes is actually when the parents on their way to track down the fugitives agree upon the notion, that young people are allowed to do much more today than is good for them. In some way the song contest proves them wrong. Martin Miehe-Renard has mostly worked for television and directed installments of family film series, but here he tries something extra and he manages to steer clear of the obvious traps of political correctness sustained by his action filled cinematography and the most convincing immigrant girl staling the show.
Director: Martin Miehe-Renard
Writers: Gitte Løkkegaard, Martin Miehe-Renard
Stars: Sylvester Byder, Malika Sia Paul, Line Kruse
Release Date: 21 March 2013 (Denmark)
Also Known As: The Contest
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.83 GiB
Duration : 1 h 35 min
Overall bit rate : 2 731 kb/s