On the Threshold (Norwegian: Lars i porten) is a 1984 Norwegian drama film directed by Leif Erlsboe. It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Special Prize.
Set in Oslo during the 1950s. 12 year old Lars looks for diversions to take his mind off the deteoriating relationship between his parents. He spends his time getting up to mischief with his friend Peter. He travels into the countryside with his uncle on a motorcycle and he befriends Lill, a young prostitute. He also has to face the death of a loved one.
Director: Leif Erlsboe
Cast: Magnus E. Haslund, Joachim Calmeyer, Anne Krigsvoll.