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Buddy (2003)

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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Haukeland
Stig Inge Otnes
Pia Tjelta ...
Janne Formoe ...
Henrik Giæver ...
Kim Haugen ...
Håvard Bakke ...
Anna Bache-Wiig ...
Christian Skolmen ...
Edward Schultheiss ...
Dagrun Anholt ...
Hilde Olausson ...
Cathrin Gram ...
Ingunn (as Cathrine Gram)


Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By coincidence some of Kristoffer's video diaries end up with the producer of the popular talk show "Karsten Tonight" in TV2. A few weeks later Kristoffer's life has become TV entertainment. People love the sequences from his commune at Tøyen: Kristoffer's half-twisted view of his surroundings, his crazy best friend Geir, not to mention the weird web designer Stig Inge, who hasn't set foot outside the Tøyen shopping center for two years. Kristoffer's future again looks bright, everyone likes him, but revealing your life on national television comes with a price tag. As Kristoffer's future in the TV business looks brighter and brighter, his friends start suffering. Geir's big secret is revealed, and Stig Inge's personal problems are much more serious than Kristoffer first thought. It will cost him a ... Written by Anonymous

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29 August 2003 (Norway)  »

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A number of Norwegian celebrities appear as themselves. Among them: when the two lead characters Kristoffer and Geir first visit TV2 the woman in the elevator is Elin Tvedt. Shortly after the character Henriette invites them to a party where famous Norwegian parliament member (and former minister) Karita Bekkemellem Orheim makes a brief appearance. Later there is a premiere party for the featured talkshow where you can glimpse famous Norwegian fashion guru Kiki Sørum, Norwegien Big Brother-winner Lars 'Joakim Ringom', soap opera star Kim Kolstad and TV2 personalities Connie Barr and Stål Talsnes. At the scene in the stand-up café comedian Janne Rønningen appears as herself, and in one of the final scenes on the live talk-show the female guest is Synnøve Svabø, one of the most popular TV personalities in Norway. See more »


Geir: Kristoffer, sometimes you have to let go of the goalie and attack with both hands.
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I'm glad i stayed up to see this
14 March 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was originally planning to go to sleep but then i saw a few minutes of Buddy . I ended up watching it till past midnight. It's about three friends, Kristoffer, Geir & Stig Igne. They live in the "Toyen center " . More information from other comments. Buddy must be one the best heart-warming movies i've ever seen ! I didn't expect this much from a foreign film . I loved the characters , Kristoffer, Henriette, Geir & Stig Igne. They were all very unique and had some great characteristics. Nice acting and i especially loved the ending ! It was more than i expected ! It definitely put a smile on my face. I give it 9/10 and i certainly recommend it to those who would like to see some nice decent romance .

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