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Lakki... The Boy Who Could Fly (1992)

Lakki (original title)
Surreal tale of a friendless, lonely boy who dreams of escape from a broken home with an neglectful, promiscuous. alcoholic mother and self-centered, clueless, absent father.


Svend Wam


Per Knutsen (novel), Svend Wam

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Borchgrevink Anders Borchgrevink ... Lakki
Nina Gunke ... Moren
Bjørn Skagestad Bjørn Skagestad ... Faren
Jorunn Kjellsby Jorunn Kjellsby ... Siss, morens veninne
Øyvin Bang Berven Øyvin Bang Berven ... Gymlæreren 'Tarzan' (as Øyvin Berven)
Jan Grønli Jan Grønli ... Budda-mannen
Gabriel Paaske Gabriel Paaske ... Tim
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... En farlig mann
Stian Bonnevie Arntzen Stian Bonnevie Arntzen ... Lakki som 7-åring
Ivar Tindberg Ivar Tindberg ... Eddie
Eli Anne Linnestad Eli Anne Linnestad
Bjarte Hjelmeland Bjarte Hjelmeland
Calvin Ray Stiggers Calvin Ray Stiggers
Trine Svensen Trine Svensen
Anders Jacobsen Anders Jacobsen ... Musketér


Surreal tale of a friendless, lonely boy who dreams of escape from a broken home with an neglectful, promiscuous. alcoholic mother and self-centered, clueless, absent father. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 March 1992 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lakki... The Boy Who Could Fly See more »

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Mefistofilm A/S See more »
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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was pulled from most cinemas after only five days due to bad box office results. Some scenes were altered and the film returned to cinemas with a new name, "Gutten som kunne fly". (The boy that could fly) See more »

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Hilarious, but only for the die-hard fan.
13 December 2001 | by trondbjSee all my reviews

Wam and Venneroed doesn`t deliver the goods in a broad sense of view, although there are some hilarious moments. But I don`t think the humor is done deliberately. And the film hits the spot only within the die hard fans of the Wam and Venneroeds movies.

"Lakki" would have been a far better movie, if Wam and Venneroed have used a little more irony and humor. The result could and would have been far better, because the plot is rather original, although the acting is poorly.

The title on the release for this film was originally: "Gutten som kunne fly", but when the audience rejected it and the critics gladly butchered it, the producers changed the name to: "Lakki", because the title had a more youth-full theme to it....it didn`t help much,I`m sorry to say.

In my opinion this is one of many cult-classic from Wam and Venneroed. The dialog is so pathetic and static, so the result is hilarious. But only for the die-hard fans of Norwegian social realism and movies from the company Mephisto films.

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