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Directed by Peter Flinth (Norway, 2014). EAST COAST PREMIERE—Considering themselves the Fab Four of Oslo, Kim (Louis Williams) and his three best friends attempt to harness their devotion to the greatest band in the world—the Beatles—into a band of their own. The change that seemed to embody the sixties is echoed in the boys’ own adolescent lives, as complications with girls, parties, protests, family, (did we mention girls?) threaten the bonds of the bandmates.
Kim leads the charming cast of newcomers with as much charisma as Sir Paul himself, while a soundtrack of Beatles songs captures the romance, drama, and playfulness of the times. Based on one of the most beloved novels in Norway and packed with the melodrama synonymous with growing up, Beatles reminds us that, no matter what form it takes, all you need is love.
Note: The boys’ playful rebellion brings with it underage drinking, some risky behavior, and strong language.
114 min. | In Norwegian with English subtitles
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