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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 & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Hold on to your dream 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:
[Ticket ordering continued]
Train ticket salesman:That'll be 130 kroner per ticket.
Elling:130 kroner? The last time mother and I took the train to Larvik the ticket cost 25.
Train ticket salesman:That must have been about 30 years ago.
Elling:Yes
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Club MusicSee more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Hold on to your dream, 9 February 2003
Author: Exiled_Archangel from Istanbul, Turkey

This is the main theme of the film: Hold on to your dream and never give up in life.

I think Per Christian Ellefsen's performance as Elling was pretty much the best acting I've seen in my life. Sven Nordin reminds a little bit of Gerard Depardieu, and the character he plays reminds a tiny bit of Lenny of "Of Mice And Men" but more intelligent.

It's the story of two men who are apparently too old to start their "own" lives, but virtually have to do so by all means as a result of their lives up to date. Neither of them is substantially retarded or mad, just a little bit over-eccentric which makes things harder for them. One day, the competent authorities of the Norwegian government decide to release them from their "captivity" in the institution, and give them a chance to live a "real life" on their very own, and social worker Frank is there to assist them. It won't be easy for the two socially-impaired men, but it will turn out to be easier and nicer than they (especially Elling) fear.

The rest is for you to watch in the film. And by all means, watch it! Per Christian Ellefsen's acting is absolutely fascinating, and everything is well put in the scenario. A beautiful film from a beautiful country.

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