Vil du Se Min Smukke Navle? (1978)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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This is a typically laid-back Scandinavian coming-of-age film about a school trip to the Swedish wilderness. Vil Du Se Min Smukke Navle? (Do You Want to See My Beautiful Navel?) is pleasant and nothing to get too excited about. There is the usual experimentation with the opposite sex, a couple scenic views of Sweden, but nothing much happens. Happily, the dialogue is refreshingly free of clichés, and director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen -- little more than a teenager himself at the time -- gets fine performances from a mostly amateur cast. Birger Larsen, who made his screen debut here as one of the kids, would later direct the popular children's film Lad Isbjørnene Danse (1990).