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Jonas and Emir are members of a criminal gang of 14-15 year-olds in Oslo. Emir has slight brain-damage after being beaten by his father as a 5-year-old, and Jonas' biggest problem is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maikel Andressen Abou-Zelof Maikel Andressen Abou-Zelof ... Jonas
Jalal Zahedjekta Jalal Zahedjekta ... Emir
Sharjil Arshed Sharjil Arshed ... Jack
Mickael Marman Mickael Marman ... Ali
Seth Raknes Seth Raknes ... Lille Jan
Kiyana Faravardeh Kiyana Faravardeh ... Mira-Fe
Irina Eidsvold Tøien Irina Eidsvold Tøien ... Jonas' Mother
Damir Dado Pudar Damir Dado Pudar ... Emir's Uncle
Rolf Petter Næss Rolf Petter Næss ... Big-Shot
Stian Bonnevie Arntzen Stian Bonnevie Arntzen ... Boy From Westside
Kjersti Borgen Kjersti Borgen ... Eva
Tormod Gjersvold Tormod Gjersvold ... Substitute Teacher
Roger Mogstad Roger Mogstad ... Police officer
Turid Gunnes Turid Gunnes ... Politikvinne
Jag Safri Jag Safri ... Shop Owner
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Storyline

Jonas and Emir are members of a criminal gang of 14-15 year-olds in Oslo. Emir has slight brain-damage after being beaten by his father as a 5-year-old, and Jonas' biggest problem is stopping Emir from hitting people on the head. One day, they are offered a job by a gang of drug-dealers: Deliver a packet of heroin to one guy and beat up another. This is the start of a chain of events that sends their lives spiraling out of control. Written by Barend

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gang | teen rebel | city | teenager | police | See All (7) »

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Cruelty. Friendship. A deadly serious game.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Mandarin

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunch of Five See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Bulbul Films See more »
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When Mir is about to get hit by a train, Jonas appears to be walking behind his friend and close to the rails, warning him about the train coming. Later on, when Mir disappears from view giving the impression that he was hit, Jonas and his friends can be seen from a higher spot, far from the rails. See more »

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Jonas: Emir was my best friend. He has always been my friend. He is 15 years old and comes from Yugoslavia. I have always known that he would make my life a living hell. It scared me out of my wits. My name is Jonas and I'm 14 years old. I have always lived here in town, and I have always lived with my mum. I have never met my father. When Mir was little, his dad clubbed him on the head. Now he has a right proper dent. He had lain down on his bed without taking his shoes off. His dad was ...
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Not so good...
10 November 2002 | by Tito32See all my reviews

A little mess of a movie, going from realistic and gritty to pretty ridiculous, all in couple of minutes. And back again. Big shot Yugo mobsters/drug dealers in Oslo are sending 13-14 year old kids to collect dope and beat the shi. out of some guy. No, really :)

Needless to say, from that moment on the movie has about as much credibility as your average politician. For a guy born in Oslo the director/writer is impressively clueless about its mafia elements. Massively overrated here in Norway, but thats the case with most of the urban movies made over here.

Soundtrack is cool and acting is so-so, with kids often delivering better than grown ups.


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