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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:
great in its simplicity See more (22 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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Aksel Hennie who stars as Geir did all his own stunts except the "jackass"-type scene where his character jumps out of a window and falls several floors into a dumpster. In the opening DV camera sequence where Hennie climbs on the outside of a building, the director told him to climb to the second floor, Hennie himself decided to go on climbing until he was about 25 feet above the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Geir:Kristoffer, sometimes you have to let go of the goalie and attack with both hands.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Jackass" (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
From GraceSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
great in its simplicity, 19 January 2004
Author: FilmLabRat

An absolutely awesome movie, Buddy takes the audience into the lives of three guys in a flat who end up on television with convoluted consequences. Their lives will never be the same, and only the discovery of true loyalty and redemptive friendship can make the situation and experiences into something positive. The transformation is quite moving and the characters seem very real, everyday people. Equally interesting, the film crosses documentary with cinema story to interface and comment on "reality TV." Kudos.

In spite of the seeming capitulation to Hollywood-style romance and happy endings - very uncharacteristic of Norwegian films - this is an outstanding story about status, using people, allegiance to success and stardom vs. allegiance to caring for human beings, especially friends. "Buddy" goes through somewhat annoying yo-yo relationships that need more definition and less reliance on fickle happenstance. The choices are not black and white, and the characters struggle in them. The topical relevance (to 'reality' TV) is especially poignant. In spite of the over-emphasis on finding romance and happiness in loyalty and responsibility, I give it 9/10. One of the most provocative, "real" yet uplifting European films of the year. Worth watching multiple times.

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