Absolute Beginners

120 hopeful teenagers who’ve never met before, embark on a life-changing journey as they begin at a boarding school. Far away from parents and everything they are familiar with, they plunge into their new lives. Some with the hope of getting new friends and putting the trauma of bullying behind them, others are committed to overcome this summer’s heartbreak and seek new adventures. The school year gives them the opportunity to redefine who they really are, who they want to be, and to change in the new relationships they take part in. They are forever connected.

Created by Thora Lorentzen (Min sang til far, 2018) and nominated
for this year’s Prix Europa under the TV Documentary Category; ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS is a slice-of- life documentary that follows a group of teenagers through the school year 2019-2020. However, the focus of the series lies not with the often depicted school-yard-politics, but rather with the quiet conversations between friends, the first kiss and the final farewell.

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Absolute Beginners

Title Absolute Beginners

Original title Efterskolen

Director Thora Lorentzen

Country Denmark

Production year 2021

Film status Completed

Original language Danish, Faroese

Cast Sanna Bæk Hoydal, Samuel Bjerre, Sofus Dannerfjord, Marius Bøwadt Jensen, Sofie Marie Nielsen

Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen

Creator Thora Lorentzen

Production company Tambo Film, Bullitt Film

Broadcaster/platform DR

Release 2021 Jun, 13

Duration 6 x 40/45 min.

120 hopeful teenagers who’ve never met before, embark on a life-changing journey as they begin at a boarding school. Far away from parents and everything they are familiar with, they plunge into their new lives. Some with the hope of getting new friends and putting the trauma of bullying behind them, others are committed to overcome this summer’s heartbreak and seek new adventures. The school year gives them the opportunity to redefine who they really are, who they want to be, and to change in the new relationships they take part in. They are forever connected. Created by Thora Lorentzen (Min sang til far, 2018) and nominated for this year’s Prix Europa under the TV Documentary Category; ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS is a slice-of- life documentary that follows a group of teenagers through the school year 2019-2020. However, the focus of the series lies not with the often depicted school-yard-politics, but rather with the quiet conversations between friends, the first kiss and the final farewell. 120 hopeful teenagers who’ve never met before, embark on a life-changing journey as they begin at a boarding school. Far away from parents and everything they are familiar with, they plunge into their new lives. Some with the hope of getting new friends and putting the trauma of bullying behind them, others are committed to overcome this summer’s heartbreak and seek new adventures. The school year gives them the opportunity to redefine who they really are, who they want to be, and to change in the new relationships they take part in. They are forever connected. Created by Thora Lorentzen (Min sang til far, 2018) and nominated for this year’s Prix Europa under the TV Documentary Category; ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS is a slice-of- life documentary that follows a group of teenagers through the school year 2019-2020. However, the focus of the series lies not with the often depicted school-yard-politics, but rather with the quiet conversations between friends, the first kiss and the final farewell.


Title Absolute Beginners

Original title Efterskolen

Director Thora Lorentzen

Country Denmark

Production year 2021

Film status Completed

Original language Danish, Faroese

Cast Sanna Bæk Hoydal, Samuel Bjerre, Sofus Dannerfjord, Marius Bøwadt Jensen, Sofie Marie Nielsen

Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen

Creator Thora Lorentzen

Production company Tambo Film, Bullitt Film

Broadcaster/platform DR

Release June 13th 2021

Duration 6 x 40/45 min.

Genre Youth documentary






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