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Himmel og helvete (1969)

Norwegain cult drama about Eva (16) and Arne (17), both from well established homes, attend a class where a professor says that cannabis is harmless. Together with some friends they decide to try. The start of a drug Hell for all involved.

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Sigrid Huun ... Eva Falck
Lillebjørn Nilsen ... Arne
Georg Richter ... Ivar Falck
Randi Kolstad ... Berit, Evas mor (as Randi Borch)
Per Tofte ... Zatek, pusher
Pål Skjønberg ... Hermansen, politi
Svein Sturla Hungnes ... Rasmussen
Per Jansen ... Johan, Zateks håndlanger
Arne Aas ... Orheim, psykolog
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller
Vivi-Ann
Ingrid Øvre Wiik ... Fru Lauritzen (as Ingrid Øvre)
Arne Bang-Hansen ... Trosdahl, overlege
Kari Diesen ... Arnes bestemor
Svein Skaara ... Knut Brenden
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Norwegain cult drama about Eva (16) and Arne (17), both from well established homes, attend a class where a professor says that cannabis is harmless. Together with some friends they decide to try. The start of a drug Hell for all involved.

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28 August 1969 (Norway)  »

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Dödsleken  »

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Lillebjørn Nilsen supposedly didn't leave his house for several months after the movie came out, due to the backlash it recieved. See more »

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16 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

The pot-movie to end them all, "Himmel og helvete" (Heaven and hell) was co-scripted by the director, Øivind Vennerød, who wanted an entertainment, and a Norwegian medical expert, who wanted a stern warning to young people about the evils of drug-use.

The resulting bastard of a script is hilarious. The pot-heads in the audiences went crazy when the film was shown back in 69, and loudly applauded every badly acted line of dialogue. They KNEW what it was like tripping out on illegal substances. The makers of this movie most certainly did not!

"H & H" follows the traditional drug-movie set-up: Young, nice couple are lured into a life of sex, addiction and crime via their first puff on a marijuana-cigarette. They end up - well, if you've read this far you already know.

Every usable and unusable cliche is dragged screaming out from the closet of hoary movie-ideas: Desperate father killing sleazy, foreign drug lord who turned his daughter into dope- fiend; Smooth talking doctor airing his eloquent views on drugs in smoke-filled office; Worldy-wise police-officer ruminating about liberal university-professor advocating drugs in the presence of students; Fat old man making sexual advances on helpless, money-crazed female drug-addict.

Yes, they're all here. In gruesome colour, complete with the worst special-effect ending this side of "Plan 9 from outer space". Apart from that, it's really "Reefer madness" all over again. Only worse.


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