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Release Date:
16 March 2001 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They're packed and ready for the greatest adventure of their lives. All they have to do is get out of the house.
Plot:
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An entertaining movie about two insane persons trying to live a normal life See more (96 total) »

Cast

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Per Christian Ellefsen ... Elling
Sven Nordin ... Kjell Bjarne
Marit Pia Jacobsen ... Reidun Nordsletten

Jørgen Langhelle ... Frank Åsli
Per Christensen ... Alfons Jørgensen
Hilde Olausson ... Gunn
Ola Otnes ... Hauger
Eli Anne Linnestad ... Johanne (as Eli-Anne Linnestad)
Cecilie A. Mosli ... Cecilie Kornes (as Cecilie Mosli)
Joachim Rafaelsen ... Haakon Willum
Per Gørvell ... Eriksen (as Per Gørvel)
Knud Dahl ... Waiter at bar
Knut Haugmark ... Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sverre Horge ... Fyr på nabobordet på flesk og duppe-restaurant (uncredited)
Christin Smith ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Petter Næss 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingvar Ambjørnsen  novel "Brødre i blodet"
Axel Hellstenius 
Larry Stuckey 

Produced by
Dag Alveberg .... producer
Ivar Køhn .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Lars Lillo-Stenberg 
 
Cinematography by
Svein Krøvel 
 
Film Editing by
Inge-Lise Langfeldt 
 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel 
Harald Dal 
 
Production Design by
Jan Sundberg 
 
Art Direction by
Harald Egede-Nissen 
 
Costume Design by
Aslaug Konradsdottir 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilie Greve .... key makeup artist
Cecilie Greve .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Synnøve Hørsdal .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Binne Thoresen .... assistant director
Ingebjørg Tale Weiss .... assistant director (as Tali Weiss)
 
Art Department
Torbjørn Adelgren .... carpenter
Martin Andersen .... set dresser
Lars Erik Gurholt .... carpenter
Rolf Kise .... carpenter
Anders Lunde .... property master
Lars-Roger Lundh .... assistant property master
Geir Opheim .... construction manager
Jens Petter Svensrud .... carpenter
Karen Søndrol .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Arne Hansen .... sound effects editor
Arne Hansen .... sound re-recording mixer
Svenn Jakobsen .... foley mixer
Jan Lindvik .... sound designer
Jan Lindvik .... sound editor
Gunnar W. Meidell .... sound re-recording mixer
Tomas Naug .... boom operator
Toby Price .... foley editor
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Bente Santi Helle .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Arne Bakker .... lighting technician
John Barkovski .... grip
Anne Lise Flavik .... still photographer
Knut Haraldsen .... lighting technician
Ole Bjørn Johnsen .... grip
Bo Lundgren .... grip
Morten Magnussen .... key grip
Helge Jugo Rangen .... assistant camera (as Jugo Rangen)
Terje Rygg .... still photographer
Terje Røkke .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silje Fjellberg .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Anders Aas .... assistant editor
Ann Karin Aasgaard .... negative cutter
Andrzej Kiwala .... color grader
Tony Spataro .... colorist
 
Music Department
Atle Karlsen .... music editor
Atle Karlsen .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Marle S. Bøhmer .... assistant location manager
Charles Curran .... production assistant
Madeleine Fant .... script supervisor
Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen .... coordinator
Ragna Lindboe .... production secretary
Tomas Løkke-Sørensen .... production assistant
Tove A. Mar .... production accountant
Kristin Selm Buflod .... production secretary
Tony Spataro .... davinci operator
Binne Thoresen .... location manager
Camilla Weedon .... caterer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Me, My Friend and I" - International (English title) (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
89 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Spain:13 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Every scene from Elling's neighborhood were shot around Majorstuen, on Oslo's west side. The locations, such as the grocery store where he hides his poems in packages of sauerkraut, and the diner where they eat dinner are all very real places. Both in name and appearance the shop and diner look exactly the same today.See more »
Quotes:
[Elling is about to order two train tickets to Oslo]
Train ticket salesman:Yes?
Elling:Yes!
Train ticket salesman:You're going to?
Elling:Yes, we! Kjell Bjarne and I are going to Oslo of course.
Train ticket salesman:One way?
Elling:There are more ways?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deilig Er JordenSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An entertaining movie about two insane persons trying to live a normal life, 23 March 2001

I quite liked this movie because it gives a good characterisation of two socially insane people trying to live a normal life in their own flat after they have been locked up in a institution the last two years. Per Christian Ellefsen is very good as the prudish old maid Elling, and Sven Nordin also made me laugh several times as Elling's friend Kjell-Bjarne who is crazy about women. Elling himself discovers after a while that he is a poet, and starts to write poems which he lays in packets of sour cabbage and he then places the packages back in the store, waiting for someone to buy them.

Some of the most funny scenes in this movies is to see how this crazy persons try to deal with situations which normal persons do not think twice about, but these two persons have two battle with themselves to manage an easy thing as answering a phone call.

However, both Elling and his friend Kjell-Bjarne both reach their goals at the end, Kjell-Bjarne gets himself a woman, and someone reads one of Elling's poems.

I considered this movie to be very funny when I saw it, and I certainly hope that someone will make a sequel two it. I have not yet read any of Ingvar Ambjørnsens books about Elling, but maybe I will do so in the future. However, "Elling" is an entertaining movie which mentions serious problems in a humorous way. I will recommend it for everyone who does not need to see braindead action-movies, and I also hope that this movie will be welcomed be foreign critics. This movie does certainly deserve to be shown in other countries than Norway!

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