"Herman", based on Lars Saabye Christensen's novel of the same name, tells the story of the young boy Herman who suddenly loses his hair and becomes bald at the age of eleven. He follows ... See full summary »

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Herman
Frank Robert ...
Grandfather
Elisabeth Sand ...
Mother
Kai Remlow ...
Jacobsen Jr.
Sossen Krohg ...
Fru Jacobsen
Harald Heide-Steen Jr. ...
Tjukken
Bjørn Floberg ...
Father
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Panten
Per Jansen ...
Tønne
Linn Aronsen ...
Ruby
Erlend Sandem ...
Glenn
Philip J. Borgli ...
Karsten (as Philip Borgli)
Morten A. Rosenkvist ...
Bjørnar
Baard Arve Hvattum ...
Sverre
Joachim Calmeyer ...
Pappen
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"Herman", based on Lars Saabye Christensen's novel of the same name, tells the story of the young boy Herman who suddenly loses his hair and becomes bald at the age of eleven. He follows him through what is a very difficult period in his life, through big mood swings and irrational behaviour until he finally learns to accept himself for who he is. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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"I'm not going bald"
1 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Herman repackages childhood angst into adult angst. This may be the most mainstream of Lars Saabye Christensen's works to make the transition to film, and yet it is most outstanding. For full disclosure, I did translate the novel for US publication, but the film exceeded my expectations. Like Lars' characters in "Brennede blomster" and "Ti kniver i hjertet" ("Cross My Heart"), they seem alive, real, and I would guess, based on his life. Herman's speaking of himself in the third person reflects this, I think: the everyman facing everyday without everything he needs, but a dispassionate spectator to what happens while still yet fully involved. Laugh and cry on the edge of a knife.


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