In 1967 Denmark two brothers, Elmer (by Harald Kaiser Hermann) and Erik (Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt) find themselves in one of the homes for boys. This place should have become their second home, but there is no mercy nor care. Here no one is allowed to have dreams, as Elmer, younger of the two brothers, soon experiences. Who could have guessed that a dream of becoming an astronaut will be easily smashed by the heavy handed director (by Lars Mikkelsen)? This film, based on a true story, is a delicate study of a young human being who seeks to disclose the inextinguishable fire within, and one's faith in humanity.
Norway International Film Festival: Fipresci Award. Hamburg Film Festival: Audience Award.