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This is the Song you Need (2004)

Alt for Egil (original title)
A pizza delivery boy must balance the needs of his sick mother, his mentally retarded friend, and the comatose girl of his dreams.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Egil Hjelmeland
Trond Høvik ...
Jan-Ove Tofte
Nina Ellen Ødegård ...
Anette Torvastad
Sally Nilsson ...
Jenny Hjelmeland
Morten Abel ...
Morten Abel
Gaute Garlid ...
Svein-Inge (as Gaute S. Garlid)
Marko Iversen Kanic ...
Jarle (as Marko Kanic)
Kjersti Tveterås ...
Even Stormoen ...
Anettes Far
Svein Harry Hauge ...
Lege Lygre (as Svein Harry Schöttker Hauge)
Trond Arnfinnsen ...
Lege for Attest
Frimann Rygh ...
Stian Kristiansen ...
Sint Mann


Egil Hjelmeland, a Morten Abel-worshipping pizza delivery boy, has his hands full taking care of his mother and his intellectually disabled 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 Signy

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Comedy | Drama | Musical





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20 August 2004 (Norway)  »

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Alt for Egil Review
20 February 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

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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