Den sommeren jeg fylte 15 – 1976
1h 38min | Drama | 4 March 1976 (Norway)
Peter is telling his story about a special summer, when he was invited over to summer holiday from bickering parents, to his aunt and uncle in the country. He’s been there before, but this summer was quite one to remember.
I saw this back when I was the same age as our protagonist here, 15 year old Peter.
Den sommeren jeg fylte 15 (The summer I turned 15) is the story Peter is telling the about a special summer, when he is invited over to summer holiday from bickering parents, to his aunt and uncle in th country. He’s been there before, but this summer was quite one to remember.
The film is based upon the Youth novel by Knut Faldbakken, and is about a boy sensing his first real sexual feelings. Directed by Knut Andersen, it become a good and well told coming of age story. Peter has become in the age where he starts noticing sexual tension and what’s going on around. Like noticing that his aunt and uncle also quarrels, when they think he is not noticing. H also discovers that his uncle is having an affair.
Together with a comrade the same age, he uses time looking at old erotic magazines. But the real important thing is when he meets up with a girl his same age and a 6-7 year older single mother which is not afraid to bathe naked, both giving him his first real sexual feelings and sexual experiences. His first real kiss before I goes on…
There”s also some subtle dramatic sequences here, but the film can be view by anyone above grown enough to understand the sexual tension, but teenagers will appreciate it most. Well played by all actors, and a charming story, but it feels quite dated today.
Director: Knut Andersen
Writers: Knut Andersen, Knut Faldbakken (novel)
Stars: Steffen Rothschild, Anne-Lise Tangstad, Kaare Kroppan
Release Date: 4 March 1976 (Norway)
Also Known As: The Summer I Turned 15