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Burning Flowers (1987)

Brennende blomster (original title)
The film is about the teenager Hermann (Hølmebakk) who develops a relationship with the middle-aged Rosa (Fjeldstad).

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Cast overview:
Torstein Hølmebakk ...
Hermann
Lise Fjeldstad ...
Rosa
Karoline Waal ...
Unni
Jan Petter Berglund ...
Willy
Nina Myhrvold ...
Britt
Anne Marit Jacobsen ...
Mother
Bjørn Sothberg ...
Father
Per Christensen ...
Florist (as Per Christensen d.e.)
Elisabeth Riseng ...
Ekspeditrisen
Anne Stray ...
Ekpeditrisen
Henrik Scheele ...
Anton, læreren
Ingolf Karinen ...
Gym Teacher
Aamund Johannesen ...
Ekspiditør vinmo.
Lasse Lindtner ...
Plateekspeditøren
Anitta Suikkari ...
Vaskekonen
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The film is about the teenager Hermann (Hølmebakk) who develops a relationship with the middle-aged Rosa (Fjeldstad).

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Too far ahead of a US audience
1 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The director and crew faithfully recreate a bit of Lars Saabye Christensen's novel "Beatles" (aka "Yesterday"), set in 1960's Oslo, for the screen. Even in the high standards set by other great Scandinavian coming-of-age films, this is worth a view. Lead actors Torstein Hølmebakk, Lise Fjeldstad, and Jan Petter Berglund are outstanding. I believe this was LSC's first screenplay to make it to film. The content, a teenage boy falling for an older woman, was not watered down or turned into a mindless comedy, which may be why it was never generally released in the US. But combine the smarts of "Harold and Maude" with the era of "Help" and this is what you get. This *should* be a teen cult film.


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