Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »
Erik Richter Strand
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad,
Mikkel Bratt Silset,
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »
Per Christian Ellefsen,
Marit Pia Jacobsen
A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, ... See full summary »
Pål Sverre Hagen,
Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Mikkel (15) lives a good life with his mother in Oslo. Here he has heaps of friends and spends most of his day on a skateboard. When his mum gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small ... See full summary »
Ole Martin Hafsmo
Ida Elise Broch,
Espen Klouman Høiner,
Jarle Klepp from "The Man Who Loved Yngve" is now a student on 25, loving women, indie rock and deconstruction. Then he gets a letter telling him he's a father, after a drunken one night stand with a 15 year old, 7 years ago, back in 1989.
Rolf Kristian Larsen,
Amina Eleonora Bergrem,
Pål Sverre Hagen
In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.
Per Christian Ellefsen,
1979 is ending, the 80s are approaching rapidly. Carl and Robert, two slacker best friends who smoke hashish as a way of cheerful living - have been peddling hashish for a decade, hitting ... See full summary »
Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
Nicolai Cleve Broch,
Thomas Bo Larsen
It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In Stavanger, Norway, teenage boy Jarle has a great new girlfriend and is starting a rock band with his buddies. But when a new boy, the synth pop-listening Yngve, joins his class, Jarle is more fascinated than he wants to be, and the world as he knows it starts to crumble. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Mannen som elsket Yngve is a book that I've been very fond of and read many times, so when I saw they were making a movie based on it, I was both excited and absolutely terrified. Adding to the excitement was the fact that Kaada was making the soundtrack. I've been a big fan of his for a long time, so hearing some of his music is always a joy.
We follow Jarle, a regular teenager with a band, friends and a girlfriend who he is very much in love with. But when he meets Yngve, everything changes and he finds himself neglecting everything and everyone around him. Everything but Yngve, that is.
The movie manages to keep the plot going and the actors are absolutely brilliant, but as always when it comes to adaption, something is missing. Unfortunately what is missing is very much key and what made me love the book in the first place. It's like they didn't have enough time in the end and tied everything together as quickly as they could. Despite this, Mannen som elsket yngve is a film that I like. Sadly, unlike when it comes to the book, it's not a film I love.
This movie was so close. But it was another 15 minutes away from being great.
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