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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 Extremely Enjoyable 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:
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:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Glade JulSee more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
An Extremely Enjoyable Film, 1 June 2004
Author: mystfan00 from California

This has to be one of the best films from Norway that I've ever seen. OK, so it's the first film from Norway that I've ever seen, but it is a great movie. Very uplifting and heartwarming, yet the characters are very interesting and believable unlike many movies out there these days. And a quick reply to Andrés M. Rais who felt that this movie was "feel-good propaganda". Sorry if life isn't always great, in fact most of the time it just plain sucks. But that is why we watch movies. If you go into every movie expecting bad endings and horrible things to happen all the time, because that is how you feel life is, you need to re-examine your view on life (maybe get some Prozac too). Go rent a documentary about genocide, famine, and global warming, and keep your negative comments to yourself please. Almost every other comment on this site has been positive, so if you are trying to decide whether or not to watch this movie, just ignore Andrés.

BTW: If you liked the movie Amelie, you will probably like this movie (also, if you liked this movie, you will probably like Amelie :).

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