Synopsis

SYNOPSIS


TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is a whimsical and refreshingly honest coming of age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl. The feature debut of Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, the film was awarded “Best Screenplay” at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as “Best Debut Film” at the Rome Film Festival.

15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can’t even be seen with her. At home, Alma’s single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter’s extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma’s round-the-clock acts of self-gratification.

Laced with warmth and quirky humor, TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

Turn Me On, Dammit!, 2011
76 min., Unrated
In Norwegian and English with English Subtitles
Color

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JANNICKE SYSTAD JACOBSEN
ANNICKE SYSTAD JACOBSEN
based on the novel by
OLAUG NILSSEN
BREDE HOVLAND
SIGVE ENDRESEN
FRIDA OHRVIK
MARIANNE BAKKE
ZAKLINA STOJCEVSKA
GINGE ANVIK
SUNNIVA ROSTAD
SABINA CAVENIUS
ELLEN MICHELSEN
ERIK HOVLAND
ANDREW WINDTWOOD
HUGO EKORNES
STÅLE STEIN BERG
CAST

Alma
Sara
Alma’s Mother
Ingrid
Artur
Kjartan
Sebjørn
Maria
Elisabeth
Terje
Magda
Turnip Factory Boss
Math Teacher
Stig (Sex Hotline)
Sebjørn’s Wife (Voice)
Careful Guy at Supermarket
Truck Driver
Bingo (Alma’s Dog)
HELENE BERGSHOLM
MALIN BJØRHOVDE
HENRIETTE STEENSTRUP
BEATE STØFRING
MATIAS MYREN
LARS NORDTVEIT LISTAU
JON BLEIKLIE DEVIK
JULIA BACHE-WIIG
JULIA ELISE SCHACHT
ARTHUR BERNING
HILDE-GUNN OMMEDAL
OLE JOHAN SKJELBRED
FINN TOKVAM
PER KJERSTAD
OLAUG NILSSEN
YNGVE HUSTAD REITE
RONNY BREDE AASE
PLATON