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Dear Wendy Details


The contradictions of America's simultaneous love and fear of violence go under the microscope in this drama from Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Dick (Jamie Bell) is a timid young man growing up in a mining town where he's been deemed to frail to work with the other men. Dick is given a toy gun by a girl who works in a dime store, and he becomes fascinated with the weapon -- especially when it becomes clear that the gun isn't a toy after all. Dick and a handful of other local misfits who are also interested in guns form a gang called "the Dandies," a band of self-styled pacifists who make it their policy to never use their weapons as they lead the town's young people by example. However, as their obsession with firearms grows, Dick and his fellow Dandies are approached by local police chief Krugsby (Bill Pullman), who asks them to look after Sebastian (Danso Gordon), the violent son of Dick's maid Clarabelle (Novella Nelson). At first, the Dandies see this as a challenge to bring Sebastian over to the cause of nonviolence, but soon his influence begins to impact Dick and his compatriots, with devastating results. Scripted by Lars von Trier, Dear Wendy received its North American premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 2005


Thomas Vinterberg
Sisse Graum Jorgensen
Lars von Trier
Anthony Dod Mantle
Benjamin Wallfisch
Composer (Music Score)
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Karl Juliusson
Production Designer
Jette Lehmann
Art Director
Gillian Berrie
Bo Ehrhardt
Executive Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
Brigitte Hald
Executive Producer
Annie Périer
Costume Designer
Ray Beckett
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Kirk
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Bettina Brokemper
Co-Executive Producer
Marianne Slot
Co-Executive Producer
Mikkel Norgaard
Second Unit Director