Credits & Facts
BEATLES (a.k.a. Yesterday) is a great fictional story set in the sixties, adapted from a book by the bestselling Norwegian author, Lars Saabye Christensen. It revolves around four young boys who are about to become men. 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.
The movie has a familiar soundtrack of original Beatles recordings, and a film score by Magne Furuholmen from the synthpop/rock band a-ha. A nostalgic recollection of losing innocence and the importance of friendship.
The young actors deliver excellent performances, and BEATLES was nominated for several awards at the Norwegian Amanda Awards. The film has traveled on many festivals around the world.
Original title: Beatles
A Storm Rosenberg production. 114 mins.
Produced by Jørgen Storm Rosenberg
Directed by Peter Flinth
Screenplay by Axel Hellstenius
Cinematography by Philppe Kress
Production Design by Peter Neergaard
Edited by Vidar Flataukan
Music by The Beatles
Film score by Magne Furuholmen
Cast: Louis Williams, Håvard Jackwitz, Halvor Tangen Schultz, Ole Nikolai Myrvold Jørgensen, Susanne Boucher, Gard B. Eidsvold, Marit Andreassen & Peter Gantzler.