Twist and Shout Poster

Release Date: August 8th, 1986

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Danish teen Bjorn (Adam Tønsberg) listens obsessively to the Beatles as he tries to navigate his way through adolescence. His best friend, Erik (Lars Simonsen), lives in a dysfunctional household wracked by mental illness. Each falls for a beautiful girl, but Erik's love is unrequited. When Bjorn's girlfriend, Anna (Camilla Søeberg), becomes pregnant, the bonds of friendship and family are strained as the two boys struggle to do the right thing for their loved ones and for each other.

Cast: Adam Tønsberg, Lars Simonsen, Camilla Søeberg, Ulrikke Juul Bondo, Lone Lindorff, Arne Hansen, Malene Schwartz, Troels Munk

Director: Bille August

Genres: Romance, Drama

Production Co: Per Holst Filmproduktion

Keywords: Temptation, 1960s, Father, Melodramatic, Love, Transformation, Love triangle, Growing up, Mother, Touching

Awards

Winner Best Supporting Actor
Robert Award (1985)
Winner Best Supporting Actress
Robert Award (1985)
Winner Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award (1985)