Netflix announced today the global premiere date for Battle: Freestyle, the streamer’s new musical drama film from Norway. Check out the trailer.
Battle: Freestyle is about searching for who you are, where you come from, and what path to take in life. The Netflix Film, the sequel to the Norwegian dance feature Battle, based on the novel Battle by internationally acclaimed writer Maja Lunde, premieres globally on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/battlefreestyle.)
From a small one-bedroom apartment in Oslo, Amalie (Lisa Teige, Skam) and her boyfriend, Mikael (Fabian Svegaard Tapia, Rådebank), dream about an international breakthrough in the big world of street dance. When their crew “Illicit” is selected to compete in a renowned dance competition in Paris, they finally get their chance. But things don’t go the way they imagined. Life starts to unravel in Paris, and the crew realize they don’t stand a chance unless they revamp their routine.
Meanwhile, a distracted Amalie is searching for her estranged mother, who lives in Paris and runs a ballet school. Amalie’s stage presence suffers as she botches the new moves, causing tensions with her fellow dancers to rise. When they confront Amalie, she comes to the devastating realization that she no longer has a part in the crew. But as she searches for her mother, she stumbles upon an underground dance club where she can be free and rekindle her passion for dancing.
Torn between the love of Mikael, the longing for her absent mother, and her passion for dance, Amalie must choose: Who will she become?
The cast includes Morad Aziman (Battle), Bao Andre Nguyen (Bloodride), Georgia M. Anta (HIM), Stig Amdam (Occupied), Ellen Dorrit (Aber Bergen), and Ola Furuseth (Witch Hunt), as well as French dancing stars B-Boy Junior, Keiona, and Salah Benlemqawanssa.
Based on story by Maja Lunde, Battle: Freestyle is written by Martina Cecelia, produced by Pål Røed (Monster), Christian Fredrik Martin (Headhunters) and Marte Hansen (Nowheresville), and directed by Ingvild Søderlind (Sportegn). The choreography is by Camilla Tellefsen.
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