Orengen, Der Forsvandt (1984)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Orengen, Der Forsvandt is a children's picture about a boy who runs away from home, and since there is not much character development, it is unclear exactly why he did it. Thirteen-year-old Jonas (Mads M. Nielsen) is the lad in question, faced with a depressed mother and the probable reason for her sadness, a father with interests that lie outside the family home and parties to attend. Yet the household is otherwise orderly and responsible, and Jonas has a good relationship with his siblings. In spite of the stable aspects of his life, he walks out one day and sets up an organized housekeeping off in the woods. Unfortunately for the film, somewhere between Jonas' family life and his decision to leave, the storyline fades and weakens.



depression, runaway [from home]