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Ti kniver i hjertet (1994)

The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Dahl Garfalk ...
Otto
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Jonny
Jan Devo Kornstad ...
Frank (as Jan 'Devo' Kornstad)
Ingar Helge Gimle ...
Gregers (as Ingar H. Gimle)
Kjersti Holmen ...
Mor
Reidar Sørensen ...
Far
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Sager
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Bulken
Bjørn Floberg ...
Wiik
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Pianostemmeren
Karl Bomann-Larsen ...
Dommeren
Adolf Bjerke ...
Rektor
Bernhard Ramstad ...
Villaeter
Trond Brænne ...
Flyttegutta
Knut Haugmark ...
Flyttegutta
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The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.

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20 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Becs' szóra  »

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The soundtrack is written by Magne Furuholmen (keyboard player in the Norwegian band A-ha) and Kjetil Bjerkestrand. They also composed the soundtrack for the movie Øyenstikker (2001), which was also directed by Marius Holst. See more »

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Lyckliga gatan / Il ragazzo della via Gluck
Music by A. Celentano
Music by M Detto
Music by L. Bazetta
Lyrics by M. del Prete, B. Lindeborg
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No punches pulled coming of age story,cold as ice (or Norway)
12 November 2001 | by (Greer, SC) – See all my reviews

This film is in color but it felt black and white. Maybe because it is set in Norway but maybe because it's meant to be (and is) a cold, realistic vision of a young boy struggling with adolescence. I understand that Kornstad was an amateur; if so he gave an incredible performance, one that seemed to capture the director's vision. This story will probably not appeal to the viewer looking for the usual comedic coming of age tale.


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