Egil Hjelmeland, a Morten Abel-worshipping pizza delivery boy, has his hands full taking care of his mother and his mentally retarded friend, Jan-Ove. Egil wants to buy a car for his friend's birthday in order for Jan-Ove to be able to drive out pizzas too. The only problem is that his buddy is not permitted to drive a car. One day Egil crashes into Anette on the downhill slope. She falls into a coma. He falls in love. Written by
Fresh out of the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer, Alt for Egil is Tore Rygh's debut on the big screen.
Alt for Egil is the first of it's kind in Norwegian cinema. A musical! Egil is the pizza delivery guy who has a very close friendship with the mentally disabled friend Jan-Ove. One day, skiing in the mountains, Egil accidentally runs down a girl, who ends up in the hospital in a coma. When the girl wakes up, Egil falls deeply ion love with the girl, and a drama between the three unfolds.
Alt for Egil's story is one for the sweet parts of the heart. On the other hand the brain has some saying in this. Technically this movie is not very good. A lot of the issues this movie has tried to solve end up in small embarrassing moments.
But, all in all, it's a sweet and good movie. The music numbers are fun and at times very gripping. Small methods make small magic in this movie. The actors are splendid, and for "hard" Norwegian movie goers, a singing role for Kristoffer Joner is very satisfying.
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