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Heaven and Hell (1969)

Himmel og helvete (original title)
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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Øyvind Vennerød
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigrid Huun Sigrid Huun ... Eva Falck
Lillebjørn Nilsen Lillebjørn Nilsen ... Arne
Georg Richter Georg Richter ... Ivar Falck
Randi Kolstad Randi Kolstad ... Berit, Evas mor (as Randi Borch)
Per Tofte Per Tofte ... Zatek, pusher
Pål Skjønberg Pål Skjønberg ... Hermansen, politi
Svein Sturla Hungnes Svein Sturla Hungnes ... Rasmussen
Per Jansen Per Jansen ... Johan, Zateks håndlanger
Arne Aas ... Orheim, psykolog
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller Bjørn Puggaard-Müller
Vivi-Ann Vivi-Ann
Ingrid Øvre Wiik Ingrid Øvre Wiik ... Fru Lauritzen (as Ingrid Øvre)
Arne Bang-Hansen Arne Bang-Hansen ... Trosdahl, overlege
Kari Diesen Kari Diesen ... Arnes bestemor
Svein Skaara 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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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

28 August 1969 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dödsleken See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 Teach-7See 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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