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Beatles (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 August 2014 (Norway)
Four friends growing up in Oslo in the sixties, who occasionally think of themselves as the Fab Four. Based on the best selling book by Lars Saabye Christensen.

Director:

Peter Flinth

Writers:

Axel Hellstenius (screenplay by), Lars Saabye Christensen (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Williams Louis Williams ... Kim
Håvard Jackwitz Håvard Jackwitz ... Seb
Halvor Tangen Schultz Halvor Tangen Schultz ... Ola (as Halvor Schultz)
Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen ... Gunnar (as Ole Nicolai Jørgensen)
Susanne Boucher ... Cecilie
Marit Andreassen Marit Andreassen ... Kims mor (as Marit Adeleide Andreassen)
Øystein Røger ... Kims far
Peter Gantzler ... Cecilies far
Gard B. Eidsvold Gard B. Eidsvold ... Gunnars far (as Gard Eidsvold)
Jonathan Chedeville Jonathan Chedeville ... Stig
Emma Øyehaug Wæge Emma Øyehaug Wæge ... Nina (as Emma Wæge)
Tomas Borg Henriksen Tomas Borg Henriksen ... Kåre (as Tomas Borg Fure)
Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau ... Klara
Ymbjør Løkken Hoel Ymbjør Løkken Hoel ... Sidsel
Thomas Stene-Johansen Thomas Stene-Johansen ... Roar
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Storyline

Four teenage boys come of age in Oslo at the time when Beatlemania hit Norway. Kim, Gunnar, Ola and Seb each take on one of the Fab Four's names and plan to start their own band during a time of great political upheaval. At the same time, they blunder through their formative years in ways all at once endearing, entertaining, and heartbreaking. The boys struggle with archaic textbooks and ancient teachers, attempt to be rebellious, and, of course, discover girls. Based on Lars Saabye Christensen's beloved bestseller of the same title, Beatles hits all the right notes with a familiar soundtrack (scored by Magne Furuholmen, keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band a-ha) and nostalgic recollection of losing innocence and the importance of friendship.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Yesterday See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Color
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Goofs

When the boys first listen to the album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" the turntable lowers the needle on Track 4. In the next shot the music starts at the beginning of the album and the needle is on Track 1. See more »

Soundtracks

YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY
Composers: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Licensed by courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
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not the book, but well worth a watch
5 September 2014 | by mats-branaSee all my reviews

I have just seen this movie and I thought it was good. I think this is one of the better movies Norway has made in a while and I highly recommend it. But if you go and see it you must not go in thinking that you will get to see the novel. The movie is not like the novel at all, there are many scenes from the novel that is missing, but going in with this in mind I think you will enjoy it. I feel sad that the movie isn't doing that good at the box office an I think that if you just view it as a stand alone picture you will probably enjoy it. I really wish more people will go and see this movie so it doesn't fail at the box office and that more people would stop comparing it to the book. 10/10


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