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Nicolai Cleve Broch,
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In Stavanger, Norway, teenage boy Jarle has a great new girlfriend and is starting a rock band with his buddies. But when a new boy, the synth pop-listening Yngve, joins his class, Jarle is more fascinated than he wants to be, and the world as he knows it starts to crumble. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
I was very curious on how they were going to make this movie considering the narrative style of the book. What we ended up with was a movie that threw away everything the book had to offer when it came to character development and the main characters thoughts. I do believe that the audience would be confused about the plot if they didn’t know the title of the movie. I didn’t think much of the book after reading it, especially because of the end – and because of all the hype I heard, that really surprised me. Unfortunately is this movie just too plain for a good score, mainly based on the undefined characters and unexplained (re)actions and plot.
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