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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 Bjørn Sundquist ... Bulken
Bjørn Floberg 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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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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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 »

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När jag för mig själv i mörka skogen går
Music by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
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An interesting coming of age story with a mysterious edge.
1 September 2001 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

Otto's family isn't going away for the summer break like almost everyone else in town. His parents can't afford it. He finds himself alone until an older mysterious stranger named Frank shows up. With no others his own age around, Otto begins to glimpse the world of the adults around him. From his father's accident, to finding a dead body in the lake to seeing his mother in a questionable situation with Frank, Otto begins to see the world differently.


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