Worlds Apart (2008 film)

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Worlds Apart
Worlds Apart 2008.jpg
Directed byNiels Arden Oplev
Produced byThomas Heinesen
Written byNiels Arden Oplev
Steen Bille
Music byJakob Groth
CinematographyLars Vestergaard
Edited byAnne Østerud
Distributed byNordisk Film
Release date
  • 11 February 2008 (2008-02-11) (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • 22 February 2008 (2008-02-22)
Running time
116 minutes
Box office$4,361,860[1]

Worlds Apart (Original title: To verdener) is a 2008 Danish drama directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Oplev and Steen Bille. The film stars Rosalinde Mynster and Pilou Asbæk. Based upon a true story, the film is about a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness girl who struggles to reconcile her faith and her secret romance with a non-believer boy. Worlds Apart played at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and was submitted by Denmark for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


Sara is a teenager who lives with her family, who are Jehovah's Witnesses. The family's devout image is questioned when the parents divorce as a consequence of the father's infidelity. One night at a party Sara meets Teis, an older boy who takes an interest in her. Teis is not a Witness, and their relationship is rejected by her father, but Sara falls in love and begins to doubt her faith. Facing ostracism from her faith and family, Sara must make the toughest choice of her young life.[2]


Actor Role
Rosalinde Mynster Sara
Pilou Asbæk Teis
Jens Jørn Spottag Andreas Dahl
Sarah Boberg Karen
Anders W. Berthelsen John
Sarah Juel Werner Elisabeth
Jacob Ottensten August
Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt Jonas
Charlotte Fich Jette
Hans Henrik Voetmann Vagn
Catrine Beck Thea
Hans Henrik Clemensen Erik


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