Battle (2018)

Director: Katarina Launing
Writer: Karsten Fullu, Maja Lunde
Cast: Lisa Teige, Fabian Svegaard Tapia, Vebjørn Enger, Stig R. Amdam, Silje Marie Baltzersen, Charlott Utzig, Sofie Albertine Foss, Georgia May Anta, Sigyn Åsa Sætereng, Morad Aziman
Seen on: 8.12.2018

Amalie’s (Lisa Teige) world turns upside down when her father goes bankrupt and she suddenly finds herself ripped from her comfortable life. At school, Amalie tries to hide her new situation. She finds relief in dancing ballet, even though the only training space available to her now is at the local community center. There she meets Mikael (Fabian Svegaard Tapia), a street dancer who also trains there. Despite initial hesitation on both sides, they become closer. But Amalie still keeps her two lives apart – and that cannot go on forever.

I do like dance films, so of course, I couldn’t skip this one when it popped up on netflix. And probably because I generally like them so much, I also enjoyed Battle, despite quite a few flaws and a lot of tropiness.

The film poster showing Amalie (Lisa Teige) and Mikael (Fabian Svegaard Tapia).
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