Krigernes børn er en dansk ungdomsfilm, som havde premiere den 27 august 1979, instrueret af Ernst Johansen efter Hans Ovesens roman Krigerdrengen Nelo. Den har en spilletid på 89 minutter.
Den handler om at fem unge fra et brutalt og utrygt krigersamfund, som de flygter fra. De kommer til en ø, der virker mere civiliseret, men erfarer, at der også her findes vold og undertrykkelse under den idylliske overflade. EN.
In the 70's, a lot of Danish intellectuals and film-makers had socialist ideas. There were a lot of films, telling about the inhumanity of capitalism. This one is about a group of children fleeing from a cruel stoneage society with violence, exploitation and sexual abuse. The title: Krigernes børn = Children of the warriors. The children make a timetravel and end up in a modern capitalistic society. Which soon turns out to be just as unfair and violent as the stoneage society. It comes to a sort of confrontation, I guess nobody quite understands, whats really happening in this bizarre movie. But the real world turned out even more bizarre than the movie. It could be viewed as irrelevant - but just after the films release, one of the actors, a 15-year old girl, committed suicide, jumping in front of a Copenhagen commuter train. Leaving a note, telling that she was forced to have sex with the director during the film sessions! The director admitted, was jailed and made no more films. And everybody has been trying to forget this film ever since! Director: Ernst Johansen.
Cast: Janek Lesniak, Søren Hindborg, Lars Frøhling, Susanne Storm, Charlotte Mortensen, Pierre Lindstedt, Bent Warburg, Ove Sprogøe, Ingolf David, Birgitte von Halling-Koch, Jeanette Hultberg, Ove Verner Hansen. Denmark, 1979.
Language: Danish. Download Krigernes børn / Children of the Warriors. 1979.