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Release Date:
29 August 2003 (Norway) See more »
Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau... See more » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Kristoffer Haukeland

Aksel Hennie ... Geir

Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Stig Inge Otnes
Pia Tjelta ... Henriette
Janne Formoe ... Elisabeth
Henrik Giæver ... Martin
Kim Haugen ... Karsten
Håvard Bakke ... Dag

Eivind Sander ... Anders
Anna Bache-Wiig ... Line
Christian Skolmen ... Nikolai
Edward Schultheiss ... Frode
Dagrun Anholt ... Irene
Hilde Olausson ... Anne
Cathrin Gram ... Ingunn (as Cathrine Gram)
Niklas Gundersen ... Steinar
Arild Svensgam ... Kåre (as Aril Svensgam)
Janne Rønningen ... Stand Up Komiker
Liseann Tefre ... Tv-produsent
Jørn Westerheim ... Vaktmester
Kristian Tharaldsen ... Seilervenn
Ulf Thomas Risell ... Sikkerhetsvakter (as Ulf Risell)
Kyrre Mosleth ... Sikkerhetsvakter
Zahid Ali ... Billettkontrollør (as Zaid Ali)
Christian Kirkvåg ... Innspillingsleder
Per Oscar Skjellman ... Innsp. Assistant (as Per Oscar Skjelnan)
The Lövlie Ones ... Studioband
Lars Gudmestad ... Researcher
Synnøve Svabø ... Gjester Tv-studio
Lasse Kjus ... Gjester Tv-studio
Viggo Johansen ... Redaksjon En
Fredrik Skavlan ... Redaksjon En
Espen Asbjørnsen ... Himself
Elin Tvedt ... Herself
Kim Kolstad ... Himself
Lars Joakim Ringom ... Himself (as Lars Joachim Ringom)
Connie Barr ... Herself
Karita Bekkemellem ... Herself (as Karita Bekkemellem Orheim)
Marie Simonsen ... Herself
Kiki Sørum ... Herself
Sarah Natasha Melbye ... Herself (as Sarah Natasja Melbye)
Stål Talsnes ... Himself (as Ståle Talsnes)
Richard Kongsteien ... Himself
Åse Linda Tynning ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andre Iversen ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Morten Tyldum 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lars Gudmestad  writer
Tom Gulbrandsen  script consultant

Produced by
Carina Brattvik .... line producer
Gudny Hummelvoll .... producer
Bjørn Jensen .... producer
Knut Jensen .... producer
Melissa Strickland .... producer
Original Music by
Lars Lillo-Stenberg 
Cinematography by
John Andreas Andersen 
Film Editing by
Eli Nilsen 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel  (as Jannecke Bervell)
Merete Vold 
Production Design by
Billy Johansson 
Costume Design by
Ingvild Eiring 
Makeup Department
Veslemøy Fosse Ree .... makeup artist
Production Management
Glenn H. Mæland .... production manager (as Glenn H.Mæland)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ida Gabrielsen .... second assistant director
Erik Settemsdal .... assistant director
Art Department
Per Arild Amundsen .... carpenter
Gudrun Johanna Benonysdottir .... assistant decorator (as Gudrun Benoisdottir)
Magnus Castracane .... assistant props
Pål Fossen .... carpenter
Rolf Kise .... carpenter
Thomas Strømstad Larsen .... assistant props
Anders Lunde .... property master
Erik Magnussen .... carpenter
Skuli Magnusson .... assistant decorator
Geir Opheim .... construction manager
Karen Søndrol .... assistant decorator
Pål Tohje .... carpenter
Katja von Zernchow .... set dresser
Sound Department
Hugo Ekornes .... sound designer
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Øystein Hovrud .... dialogue editor
Toby Price .... sound editor
Christian Schaanning .... adr editor
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
Erik S. Watland .... sound designer
Andrew Wood .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Pål Morten Hverven .... special effects
Kai Kolstad Rødseth .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Bente Santi Helle .... optical printer
Dag Eliassen .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eirik Holst Aagård .... first assistant camera (as Eirik Holst Aagaard)
Richard Berby .... electrician (as Rikard Berby)
Anders Eide .... grip
Stian Elton .... lighting technician
Pål Bugge Haagenrud .... camera operator: "b" camera
Karsten Heidar .... electrician
Aleksander Kayimbakis .... still photographer
Nicholas Messel .... gaffer
Robin Ottersen .... second assistant camera
Robin Ottersen .... still photographer
Gorm Røseth .... camera operator
Casting Department
Christina Svien .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camilla Olai Lindblom .... costume assistant (as Camilla Lindblom)
Editorial Department
Ann Karin Aasgaard .... negative cutter (as Ann-Karin Aasgård)
Lars Feiring Andersen .... assistant editor
Andrzej Kiwala .... color grader
Music Department
Joachim Jokke Nielsen .... composer: song "To fulle menn"
Joachim Jokke Nielsen .... musician: guitar, "To fulle menn"
Atle Karlsen .... music producer
Other crew
Jeanette Busch .... production accountant
Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen .... production coordinator
Killian Munch .... production assistant
Lina Pedersen .... production assistant
Miriam Pedersen .... production assistant
Rune Refseth .... production assistant
Anders Reime .... production assistant (as Anders Reime Andersen)
Christine Robsahm .... script supervisor
Audun Skarbøvik .... location manager
Else-Marie Stolt-Nielsen .... thanks
Melissa Strickland .... special thanks

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Norway:100 min
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Did You Know?

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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Ricki Lake" (1992)See more »
To Fulle MennSee more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A comfortable movie, 15 September 2004
Author: jie_slack from Sweden

The first half of the movie felt fresh and i don't see many Norwegian movies, but with the inner city and young hipp youths in the center of the movie it didn't feel that different from any other Scandinavian movie. What i liked was some of the short jokes with/from the supporting casts. The story itself felt a little like ED-TV with similar sub-plots. I'm a bit disappointed at the ending, as it felt a bit cliché but thats something that was expected of course with the evolving story pushing for it too obvious. Some of the setting and cast were good though, and some minor good jokes. A comfortable movie to watch.

I rate it 3/5.

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