Take On Me (1985)

UK, 1985

A British fantasy music video directed by Steve Barron. This was the second and more famous video produced for the song – the first was a non-fantasy performance video.

Plot Summary

A young woman is reading a comic book in a cafe when she is taken into the comic (represented by rotoscoped animation) by the hero.


Uncredited Crew
Director: Steve Barron
Limelight Productions
Producer: Simon Fields
Director of Photography: Oliver Stapleton
Editor: Richard Simpson at Rushes Film Editing
Song Written by: Pal Waaktaar, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket
Song Performed by: A-Ha
Animation: Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger

Uncredited cast
Morten Harket
Philip Jackson
Bunty Bailey

See also
Altered States (1980)


Billboard vol.97 no.26 (29 June 1985) p.37 – credits