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Worlds Apart
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Based on a true story, this is a tale of love, freedom and difficult choices. Probing the psychology of of the Jehovah's Witnesses, who are infamous for their insularity, the film follows Sara, a 17-year-old who pours her youthful energy into the pursuit of righteousness. But her strictly regimented world begins to come undone when her father admits to an extramarital affair. Her mother moves out, but Sara and her siblings choose to stay with her father because he has repented his sins. But when Sara falls in love with Teis, she is confronted with her most difficult choice in life. Teis is not a Witness, yet their love grows through stolen, secret meetings. Sara is torn between her conscience, faith, and passion, and is forced to make a choice between her love and her family that are worlds apart. Niels Arden Oplev (48) is a graduate from National Film School of Denmark. His documentary film "Hugo from Himmerland" (1987) won First Prize at three school festivals and 3 feature films were presented at Berlin Film Festival where "We Shall Overcome" (2006) got the Crystal Bear.
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