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a-ha: The Movie
Thomas Robsahm, Aslaug Holm, 2021 c7.1

The a-ha hit "Take on Me" is one of the most widely played songs of the last century. More than three decades later, this documentary follows the group over a four-year period and tells the story of how three young men realized an impossible dream.

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Ed Perkins, UK 2022, 104' c7.4
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Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy 2021, 93' c6.7
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Roger Michell, UK 2022, 90' c5.9
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Frédéric Gonseth, Switzerland 2021, 90'
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Aramí Ullón, Paraguay 2020, 75' c7.2
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Yves Yersin, Switzerland 1973, 105'
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Christoph Schaub, Switzerland 2013, 88' c6.6
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Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Switzerland 2021, 78' c7.5
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Maria Speth, Germany 2021, 217' c8.1
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Jerry Rothwell, USA 2020, 82' c7.4
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Daniel Roher, USA 2022, 98' c7.4
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Frédéric Pajak, Switzerland 2022, 80'
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Thaïs Odermatt, Switzerland 2021, 83'
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Frank Matter, Switzerland 2021, 139'
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Eva Vitija, Germany 2021, 83' c7.1
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Marie Amiguet, France 2021, 92' c7.8
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Ramon Giger, Switzerland 2010, 74'
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Flore Vasseur, France 2020, 95' c6.7
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Marina Belebrovaja, Switzerland 2020, 88' c6.4
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Theo Stich, Switzerland 2021, 80'
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Anka Schmid, Switzerland 1995, 85'
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Beatrice Michel, Switzerland 2005, 85' c6.7
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Gitta Gsell, Switzerland 2010, 78' c7.2
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Matthias Affolter, Switzerland 2021, 75'
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Ivo Zen, Switzerland 2020, 70' c7.5
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2020, 100' c6.6
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Iwan Schumacher, Switzerland 2021, 62'
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Thaïs Odermatt, Switzerland 2020, 66'
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Dea Gjinovci, France 2020, 75' c6.7
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2020, 132' c7.0
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Pascal Plisson, France 2013, 77' c7.3
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Fergus Grady, New Zealand 2019, 80' c6.3
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Hans Haldimann, Switzerland 2020, 95'
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Milo Rau, Germany 2020, 107' c6.2
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Christian Labhart, Switzerland 2015, 82' c7.1
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Bryan Fogel, USA 2020, 118' c7.9
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Mirjam von Arx, Switzerland 2021, 93'
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Raymond Depardon, France 2017, 90' c7.1
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Daniel Schmid, Switzerland 1985, 87' c8.0
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Nicolas Steiner, Switzerland 2011, 72' c7.8
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Pascal Hofmann, Switzerland 2021, 78' c6.4
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2011, 111' c7.0
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Peter Guyer, Switzerland 2019, 89' c6.4
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Rolando Colla, Switzerland 2020, 111'
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Aldo Gugolz, Switzerland 2020, 82' c7.3
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Johanna Faust, Switzerland 2019, 91'
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Virpi Suutari, Finland 2020, 103' c7.0
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François Kohler, Switzerland 2018, 80' c6.7
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Yemi Bamiro, UK 2020, 83' c6.5
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Ruedi Gerber, Switzerland 2009, 82' c7.3
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Arantxa Aguirre, Spain 2016, 80' c7.7
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Stephen Schible, Japan 2017, 102' c7.6
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James Erskine, USA 2019, 96' c6.8
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Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden 2012, 86' c8.2
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Giancarlo Moos, Switzerland 2018, 81'
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Kaleo La Belle, Switzerland 2017, 119' c7.1
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Nathan Grossman, Sweden 2020, 97' c7.7
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Ryan White, USA 2020, 104' c7.5
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Roman Droux, Switzerland 2019, 92' c7.5
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Eliza Kubarska, Germany 2020, 94' c7.3
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Amy Berg, USA 2015, 103' c7.4
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Ryan White, USA 2019, 100' c7.7
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Asif Kapadia, UK 2019, 130' c7.7
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Mischa Hedinger, Switzerland 2019, 84' c6.4
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Stéphane Goël, Switzerland 2020, 90' c7.2
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Thomas Krempke, Switzerland 1981, 100' c6.1
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.5
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2004, 87' c7.5
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Raoul Peck, USA 2017, 93' c7.9
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2012, 92' c8.1
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Noël Dernesch, Germany 2019, 98' c6.5
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Viktor Kossakovsky, Germany 2019, 90' c6.6
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 1997, 64' c7.7
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Luke Lorentzen, Mexico 2019, 90' c7.4
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Christoph Schaub, Switzerland 2018, 85' c6.9
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Verena Endtner, Switzerland 2019, 88'
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Laetitia Carton, France 2018, 95' c7.2
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Nicolas Steiner, Switzerland 2015, 118' c6.6
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Martin Witz, Switzerland 2011, 89' c7.1
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David Sieveking, Germany 2013, 88' c7.6
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Jon Nguyen, USA 2016, 88' c7.2
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2014, 90' c6.7
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2017, 110' c6.9
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Simon Baumann, Switzerland 2013, 90' c7.7
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Iain Forsyth, UK 2014, 97' c7.4
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Ruedi Gerber, Switzerland 2016, 62'
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Steven Cantor, USA 2016, 85' c7.8
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Guillaume Maidatchevsky, France 2017, 86' c6.8
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Eric Bergkraut, Switzerland 2013, 89' c6.3
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Jacqueline Zünd, Switzerland 2016, 80' c7.2
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Erik Pauser, Sweden 2017, 78' c7.0
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Fredrik Gertten, Sweden 2019, 92' c7.2
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.4
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Martin Witz, Switzerland 2019, 88' c7.9
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Marcus Lindeen, Denmark 2018, 97' c6.6
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 1997, 116' c6.7
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2007, 91' c7.2
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 1994, 75' c7.0
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2011, 111' c7.0
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Alexander J. Seiler, Switzerland 1964, 75' c7.6
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Stéphanie Chuat, Switzerland 2018, 81' c7.5
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Annina Furrer, Switzerland 2015, 94'
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Emma Davie, UK 2018, 78' c6.2
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Samuel Chalard, Brazil 2017, 93' c7.7
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Jacques Perrin, France 2009, 104' c7.7
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Christian Frei, Switzerland 2001, 96' c7.9
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Christoph Schaub, Switzerland 2008, 88' c6.1
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2013, 93' c7.2
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2008, 87' c7.0
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 1995, 84' c7.6
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Barbara Miller, Germany 2018, 97' c7.5
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Sophie Huber, Switzerland 2018, 85' c7.3
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Ian Bonhôte, UK 2018, 111' c7.7
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Agnès Varda, France 2017, 89' c7.8
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Anja Kofmel, Switzerland 2018, 90' c7.1
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Markus Imhoof, Germany 2018, 90' c7.0
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Christian Frei, Switzerland 2018, 113' c7.1
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Ai Weiwei, Germany 2017, 140' c7.1
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Thomas Haemmerli, Switzerland 2017, 98' c6.8
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Mélanie Laurent, France 2015, 118' c7.9
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Candida Brady, UK 2012, 98' c7.6
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Robert Müller, Switzerland 2017, 93' c7.5
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Frederick Wiseman, USA 2017, 197' c7.4
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Samir, Switzerland 2015, 162' c7.4
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David Sieveking, Germany 2010, 96' c6.9
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Alessandro Rossetto, Italy 2006, 81' c5.9
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Bernard Weber, Switzerland 2018, 82' c8.1
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2000, 97' c7.8
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Werner Schweizer, Switzerland 2013, 112' c6.6
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Wim Wenders, France 2014, 100' c8.4
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Luc Jacquet, France 2013, 78' c6.7
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Markus Imhoof, Switzerland 2012, 90' c7.5
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Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.2
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Ulrich Seidl, Switzerland 1997, 60' c7.0
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Andrea Štaka, Switzerland 2000, 60' c5.4

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