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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2014)

Kule kidz gråter ikke (original title)
After an accident at school, the teenage-girl Anja must battle cancer while participating in summer camp, preparing for a soccer tournament and dealing with boys.


Katarina Launing


Linda May Kallestein (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mia Helene Solberg Brekke Mia Helene Solberg Brekke ... Anja
Victor Papadopoulos Jacobsen Victor Papadopoulos Jacobsen ... Jonas
Sigrid Welde Sigrid Welde ... Lisa
Ulrik William Græsli Ulrik William Græsli ... Lars
Elias Skotland Gusevik Elias Skotland Gusevik ... Fredrik
Kristin Zachariassen Kristin Zachariassen ... Ina
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Dr. Bart
Astrid Assefa Astrid Assefa ... Afida
Aslag Guttormsgaard Aslag Guttormsgaard ... Anjas far
Dagrun Anholt Dagrun Anholt ... Anjas mor
Ingjerd Egeberg ... Jonas' mor
Gergo Bánki Gergo Bánki ... Hans
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rebecka Johnston ... Nurse (as Rebecka Sternberg)


Anja has cancer that's why she goes to a hospital to figure out what happen to her. Then that means that she is gonna stay there for a long time. But at school there's a football competition there. Then Anja joins with some friends called Lars and Lisa also later turned nice Jonas who willing for her to enter the football game. Written by Luca Elliot Sanderson

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So sad for a true story See more »


Drama | Family | Sport

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick It! See more »

Company Credits

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Cinenord Spillefilm See more »
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Remake of Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012) See more »


Cash Me Out
Written By David Dawood, Mark Pellizzer, M. Riddick
Performed by Zara Larsson
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A film that battles its own illness
24 August 2018 | by Naive-foxSee all my reviews

But does it pretty well, I must say. The moment you watch a movie about a little girl who's diagnosed with cancer, you know you are in for some heavy drama, which normally means a barrage of overacted and overly sentimental scenes, cheesy dialogues and poorly scripted tear buffets. 'Kule kidz gråter ikke' has its share of them, as is to be expected. But under the teary scenes, colorful photography and cliché characters (specially the adult ones), Katarina Launing manages to keep a serious tone, with its ups and downs, scenes that show some lazy writing underneath interspersed with moments that bring a breath of fresh air to keep the story in line.

But it's the child's acting that ultimately dictates if a movie of this kind floats or sinks. And there's no acting from the main five kids that I could possibly disregard. The young cast puts on a pretty solid performance to cope up with the good scenes as much as the bad ones, making the journey way more pleasant and turning what could have been a mediocre film into a enjoyable tale of young love, sorrow and friendship. Sometimes the best way to pull off this right is to just keep it simple, and remind the adult audience how it felt to be a kid. And there are few better than the scandinavians at that.

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