Three years have passed since Elling moved to town together with Kjell Bjarne, his roommate from the institution at Brøynes. Elling now lives on his own in the apartment. Kjell Bjarne has ... See full summary »
Three years have passed since Elling moved to town together with Kjell Bjarne, his roommate from the institution at Brøynes. Elling now lives on his own in the apartment. Kjell Bjarne has moved up one floor, to Reidun and her little daughter Mojo. Elling feels like an outsider, and he isolates himself more and more. He observes humankind with astonishment, and wonders at how everyone else seems to be adjusting so well. Finally, Kjell Bjarne takes care of the situation. Elling protests, but he is still pretty happy as he is transformed into a new man, clean, fully rested and well dressed. Deep inside, he also knows what's lacking, and one evening he finally finds the woman he knows is able to fill the void in his life. He's willing to do anything to win her trust and conquer her love. But when he is invited home to his new girlfriend for dinner, a few objections appear to Elling, and the story doesn't end quite the way he had thought it would. Written by
Oslo looks real good in this movie, the photographer gathered all good shots with the right angles and getting the not so nice bits out of focus as appropriate.
Also its a good story, you feel for poor Elling through all his lies and his 'snobbery'. When he meets a girl in a hot dog stand he likes, he lies to her to attract her interest about having been abducted by aliens while hunting in the wilderness.
The humour is 'grown up' without losing appeal for an younger audience.
Per Christian Ellefsen is very good as Elling here, I cant comment on the first film in the trilogy as I haven't seen it, but in 'Mors Elling' he came through quite annoying.
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