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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.

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

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Written by Franz Gruber (as Franz Xaver Gruber)
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A great film for those who know what they're getting into.
27 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie is based off a Norwegian bestseller with the same title, and has not much to do with the bands history. It is more or lass meant to be watched by Norwegian audiences who, in their youth, discovered the amazing book. The movie does a decent job of capturing the magic that Saabye put into words, and should be watched as an incarnation of that book, nothing else.

I fear that much of the charm of the movie will be lost in translation to foreign audiences, and that does take a much away from the movie since it's supposed to make you feel nostalgic. But regardless, it is a good movie for all watchers to enjoy as it shows how it was like to be a teenager in those days, in a complimentary kind of way.


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