a-ha: The Movie

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a-ha’s hit Take On Me is still one of the most played songs of the last millennium. This documentary follows the band over a period of four years, sharing the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of making it big. When Take On Me reached number 1 on Billboard in the US in 1985 that dream came true. The film closely portrays the challenging creative and personal dynamics of a group of three strong individuals. This is a story of great music, big ambitions, broken friendship – and maybe forgiveness.

Genre: Documentary

Production Details

Director and Writer: Thomas Robsahm
Cinematographer: Aslaug Holm
Editor: Hilde Bjørnstad

Technical Details

Length: 1hr 48mins
Language: Norwegian
Certificate: TBC
Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD


  • Date: 27th May 2022


  • Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival, Norwegian International Film Festival and Doclisoba International Film Festival (2021)

Distributor: Modern Films