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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)

Ti kniver i hjertet (original title)
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.

Director:

Marius Holst

Writers:

Lars Saabye Christensen (novel), Lars Saabye Christensen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Dahl Garfalk Martin Dahl Garfalk ... Otto
Trond Halbo ... Jonny
Jan Devo Kornstad Jan Devo Kornstad ... Frank (as Jan 'Devo' Kornstad)
Ingar Helge Gimle ... Gregers (as Ingar H. Gimle)
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Mor
Reidar Sørensen ... Far
Gisken Armand ... Sager
Bjørn Sundquist ... Bulken
Bjørn Floberg ... Wiik
Per Oscarsson ... Pianostemmeren
Karl Bomann-Larsen Karl Bomann-Larsen ... Dommeren
Adolf Bjerke Adolf Bjerke ... Rektor
Bernhard Ramstad ... Villaeter
Trond Brænne Trond Brænne ... Flyttegutta
Knut Haugmark 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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Drama

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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 Dragonflies (2001), which was also directed by Marius Holst. See more »

Soundtracks

Lyckliga gatan / Il ragazzo della via Gluck
Music by Adriano Celentano (as A. Celentano), Detto Mariano (as M. Detto) and Luciano Beretta (as L. Bazetta)
Lyrics by Miky Del Prete (as M. del Prete) and Britt Lindeborg (as B. Lindeborg)
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A Norwegian Would
4 March 2020 | by dflynch215See all my reviews

I love Scandinavian cinema. Limited dialogue and cinematographic minimalism. My hopes were elevated when I saw how this film was paralleled with the superior My Life As A Dog (1987). Cross My Heart And Hope To Die is skillfully directed by Marius Holst with adroit cinematography by Philip Ogaard. Martin Dahl Garfalk is fine as an Oslo teen who feels isolated. However, his life is turned upside down when a mysterious stranger comes to town. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die offers an engaging slice of Norwegian teen life.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

20 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Becs' szóra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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