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Kick It!

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Kick It! (Kule Kidz gråter ikke)

Directed by Katarina Launing

  • Norway 2013; 102 min
  • Original version: Norwegian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Honorable mention - TIFF Kids

  • From the director of STARLESS NIGHTS presented at Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market


Anja loves soccer more than anything, so when she begins training for the school's annual soccer tournament, her excitement is contagious. However, her classmate Jonas doesn't think girls should play a "boy's game," and he makes things difficult for her both on and off the field. When Anja is diagnosed with leukemia, she is determined to get better in time to play in the big game — but when it begins to look as if her illness will keep her sidelined, it's Jonas who hatches a special plan. A remake of the Dutch film Cool Kids Don't Cry, which won the TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award in 2012, Kick It! handles its difficult subject matter with delicacy, honesty and compassion.



    Tanya Badendyck