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Bunch of Five (1998)

Schpaaa (original title)
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 »

Director:

Erik Poppe
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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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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.

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Crime | Drama

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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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Great Movie
25 August 2005 | by dan_hughesSee all my reviews

Schpaaa I researched this movie when I heard that Lene Marlin's Unforgivable Sinner had been used on the soundtrack. After a little difficulty I was able to get hold of the DVD from a website in the US. Having done so I was very glad I did and this will be a film that I will remember for a long time. Erik Poppe brings an amazing, mind blowing movie, the stunning cinematography, tight, fast editing and superb soundtrack kept me mesmerised from beginning to end. Schpaaa is probably one of the best films I have seen in a long time.

As a filmmaker myself I don't normally like to comment on the 'plot' or 'storyline' in movies but Schpaaa's was an eye opening insight into underworlds and organised crime that is present all over the world. Schpaaa to me had a particularly dark, yet not over dramatised feel to it.

Erik Poppe is a credit to the Norwegian film industry and I hope that he has more projects to come, I recommend to anyone who loves quality cinema to see Schpaaa, its amazing.


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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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