A musical documentary was made about the world-famous Norwegian pop trio, the band A-ha. The work, which shows the career of the formation that exploded with the song Take On Me in the middle of the eighties, can be seen in Hungarian cinemas from Thursday, MTI announced.
Albums of Norway’s most successful Norwegian music export of all time have sold 55 million copies worldwide in the last three and a half decades. One of the positives of director Rob Robhm’s film is that it presents the downside, the difficulties of coping with world fame, and the tensions between members as well.
The A-back was founded in 1982 by guitarist Pal Waaktaar-Savoy, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and singer Morten Harket. The debut album, Hunting High and Low, released in 1985, sold out in eleven million copies.
The story, drawn from the interviews and behind-the-scenes scenes in the film, shows that while A-ha is still popular worldwide and a role model for many performers, it has been constantly searching for its own voice over the past decades and not letting go of its principles.
A-ha is still active and touring today, in Hungary in 2010, as part of their concert series, which they thought was their farewell tour. Their eleventh album is reportedly released next year. At the peak of the band’s popularity, in 1987, he also made the title music for a James Bond film.
A-ha: The film debuted in Hungary in the competition program of the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, and will arrive in cinemas nationwide from October 14, distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.