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Director:
Writers:
Lars Gudmestad (writer)
Tom Gulbrandsen (script consultant)
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Release Date:
29 August 2003 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
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Awards:
6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
While it starts off a bit slowly, stick with it as it's worth the wait See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Ståle Talsnes ... Himself
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
 
Stunts
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 Lindblom .... costume assistant
 
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
 
Thanks
Else-Marie Stolt-Nielsen .... thanks
Melissa Strickland .... special thanks
 

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Norway:100 min
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The very real Norwegian TV channel TV2 plays a huge part in the plot, and most scenes that take place at the network were shot at their Oslo headquarters. The offices of the fictitious talkshow are the real offices of the breakfast TV show "God Morgen Norge". The reception area however was not the real reception because - according to the director - the original reception just looks like any ordinary reception and not a TV-reception. However the female receptionist in the fake reception is actually one of the real receptionists from the real TV2 building.See more »
Quotes:
Geir:Kristoffer, sometimes you have to let go of the goalie and attack with both hands.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Kråkeslottet" (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
I vår egen virkelighetSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
While it starts off a bit slowly, stick with it as it's worth the wait, 28 October 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

As the summary says, this film starts out a bit slowly but it is important that you stick with it since the movie is excellent overall. The story is about a working-class guy, Kristoffer and his relationships. While Kristoffer is wrapped up in relationships with two women (which he balances VERY poorly), his interaction with his two room mates (Geir and Stig Inge) were the most interesting aspect of the film to me.

It seems that the little video clips Kristoffer has been making with his pocket video camera have accidentally fallen into the hands of a Norwegian TV producer. Some of them are akin to stunts from the American show, "Jackass", while others are just day to day activities the three men are involved in as they are room mates. Oddly, when they are shown on TV, the three become instant small-time celebrities and instead of life getting better for the guys, things get much worse and quite strained.

While the plot is a bit easy to predict in some places (particularly regarding Kristoffer's girlfriends), the predictability isn't a serious detriment because it's such a nice and quirky sort of film--the sort you'll only see in foreign and independent films. Plus, there are enough surprises and good acting that the overall effort is very pleasant to watch and well worth a look. While not a perfect film, this does demonstrate that good stuff is coming out of Norway and I loved the relationship that blossoms between Kristoffer and Stig Inge.

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