MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 22,061 this week

Them and Us (1976)
"Lasse & Geir" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  4 March 1976 (Norway)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 304 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

The teenagers Lasse and Geir is arrested after making trouble on a night bus into town. After a night in the slammer they go home. To Geir's alcoholic mother and to Lasse's father, which is terrorizing the entire family.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 
a list of 105 titles
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 464 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Them and Us" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Them and Us (1976)

Them and Us (1976) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Them and Us.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sebastian (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Sebastian is one of five youths who are always together. Suddenly he realizes that he is attracted to another boy (Ulf).

Director: Svend Wam
Stars: Hampus Björck, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ewa Fröling
90 Minutes (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind?

Director: Eva Sørhaug
Stars: Bjørn Floberg, Ola Færden, Fred Heggland
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Lien
Stars: Sven Nordin, Åsmund Høeg, Sonja Richter
Just Bea (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Bea is 16 and nine months, and the only one left in her crowd who yet hasn't debuted sexually. This seems to be a problem for her when she falls in love with the most popular guy at school.... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss
Stars: Kaia Foss, Kamilla Grønli Hartvig, Ida Thurman-Moe
Izzat (2005)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Izzat (honor), the concept of honor in North India and Pakistan

Director: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
Stars: Emil Marwa, Ove Andreassen, Leon Bashir
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.

Director: Eva Isaksen
Stars: Håvard Bakke, Tommy Karlsen, Helle Beck Figenschow
Sons (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »

Director: Erik Richter Strand
Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Young Øystein lives in a small apartment outside Oslo, where every day is filled with everyday habits, and he is constantly looking for someone to marry. Then he meets Britt, which hates conformity and traditional values.

Director: Svend Wam
Stars: Torgeir Schjerven, Gunilla Olsson, Marie Takvam
Says Who..!? (1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Filmen tar utgangspunkt i hvilken frihet man egentlig har i et vestlig demokrati. Hovedpersonen anser den som meget liten. Han opplever seg selv som gjennomsensurert og kneblet. Ottar er en... See full summary »

Director: Petter Vennerød
Stars: Petter Vennerød, Sossen Krohg, Sverre Gran
Open Future (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60'ies, trying to go his own ways. He is inseparable from his friends and starts dropping school and starts experimenting with life, sex, drugs, alcohol.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam
Stars: Thomas Robsahm, Are Sjaastad, Espen Moreite
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A harrowing and ironic story about the first big and well educated generation born after WW2, living without any major concerns between 1965 and 1975. We follow shrink and doctor Atle and his good theater working friend Eigil.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam
Stars: Svein Sturla Hungnes, Knut Husebø, Jorunn Kjellsby
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Torgeir Schjerven ...
Lasse
Lasse Tømte ...
Geir
Kjersti Døvigen ...
Kjersti
Jorunn Kjellsby ...
Lasses mother
Thomas Robsahm ...
Lasse's kid brother
Knut Pettersen ...
Lasse's father
Liv Thorsen ...
Geir's mother
Gunnar Alme ...
Geir's father
Inger Heldal ...
Social worker
Pernille Anker ...
Social worker in office
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Torbjørn Egeberg ...
Policeman #2
John Ellefsen ...
Jesus freak
Berthe Engholmen ...
Anne Guri
Bredo Greve ...
Gardener
Erik Folke Gustavson ...
Full mann i gata
Edit

Storyline

Lasse & Geir, to drabantbygutter i slutten av tenårene, lager virkelig kvalme på bussen inn til byen. Sjåføren blir nødt til å tilkalle politiet. De blir arrestert, tilbringer natten i cella, slipper ut neste morgen og drar hjem. Geir til sin alkoholiserte mor, Lasse til sin desillusjonerte far som terroriserer hele familien. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 1976 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Lasse og Geir  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Social realism at its funniest
23 April 1999 | by (Tonsberg, Norway) – See all my reviews

A textbook Norwegian kitchen, 1970's style:

A working-class father hurls abuse at his wayward, elder son across the dinner table: "WHY AREN'T YOU OUT THERE LOOKING FOR A JOB, YOU IDIOT!" Mother pleads with father to keep the peace.

(The menu: Stew, with jello for afters.)

Father doesn't like jello. He yells: I DON'T WANT THIS, I WANT FOOD! FOOD!! Father accuses mother of wasting his hard earned cash on "dessert". Mother is anxious and tearful. Elder son defends mother. Elder son hits father. Father and son starts fighting. Mother breaks down in a torrent of tears. Younger son looks on.

Sounds pretty bleak for an evening's light entertainment, eh?

Except that this is a film by the famous Wam & Vennerød, and they never fail to make things funny, cool and entertaining. Even in a piece of socialist cinema like this, the laughs come hard and heavy. This may well be attributed to the dialogue, which is almost always over the top. (and WAAAY down the other side of the hill!)

You see, Wam & Vennerød pride themselves in never using the subtle approach.

They are the masters of "overstatement". Invariably, their message is hammered home in conversation which is hard-hitting but utterly, completely artificial. The swearing and the coarse language adorn every line, and Marxist slogans are flung around like confetti. A real scream! W & V also have a thing going against "regular people", rendering them as little more than brain-washed zombies. And they really HATE the police! Every action-scene in this movie involves morose policemen out to arrest "our heroes", Lasse & Geir. The only people W & V appear to understand and like are the very young and the innocent, the hapless "victims" of a cruel consumer society. You know - the drop-outs and the drunkards. As for the rest - a bullet will do. It matters little that the filmmaker's intentions are noble and true; you just have to laugh! "Lasse & Geir" could well be the funniest political tract I've ever seen. Even so, most W & V- movies are treasure troves for those who care to search them out.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A real treasure larsvendsen
Discuss Them and Us (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?