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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:
Funny, Charming Norwegian Film 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:
Sven Nordin who played one of the leading roles in this movie gained 25 pounds to fit the character he was playing.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:
Se På MegSee more »

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Funny, Charming Norwegian Film, 1 November 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I doubt how many North Americans have heard of this Norwegian film, but I'm glad I discovered it. I've watched it twice and been very entertained by it. One warning for those inspired to check this out: the first half hour can be a bit boring, but stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a very funny, charming film.

The story centers around two guys who are released out of a state mental hospital and given an apartment to live in (with a probation-type officer keeping tabs on how they're adjusting.) At first, it's tough as they guys are kind of clueless on how to do things on their own, particularly "mama's boy" Elling who is even afraid to use a telephone. His roommate is a big oaf whose main concern in life is to have sex with a woman.

In time, these guys learn nicely how to adjust. Even better, they make a friend or two and help those people with their problems. That's where the charm of the film comes in. Most of the humor is provided by "Elling," who narrates the film with some wonderful dry humor. At first, his whining gets annoying but after he calms down in his new surroundings, he's fun. His roommate winds up as a straight man for his jokes. The roommate, "Kjell Bjarne," is a big help to everyone including a pregnant, abandoned lady. He's an oaf, but one with a big heart.

This is really different and nice story. It's not for kids with a dozen or so s and f- words, but kids wouldn't like this film anyway. The movie will leave the rest of you with a smile on your face.

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