MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,430 this week

The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
"Mannen som elsket Yngve" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,767 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 16 critic

A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Man Who Loved Yngve.
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex ... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd
High Fidelity (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

Director: Peter Sollett
Stars: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo
Pirate Radio (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Director: David McNally
Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

Director: Ulf Malmros
Stars: Josefin Neldén, Cecilia Wallin, Malin Morgan
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury. He is now a sportscaster. Except to his assistant Nula... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett
Look at Me (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Director: Agnès Jaoui
Stars: Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
Billy Elliot (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry
Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend
Buddy (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Arthur Berning ...
Helge Ombo
Ida Elise Broch ...
Cathrine Halsnes
...
Yngve Lima
...
Terje Orheim - Jarles far
Trine Wiggen ...
Sara Klepp - Jarles mor
Knut Sverdrup Kleppestø ...
Andreas
Andreas Cappelen ...
Naturfaglærer
Vegar Hoel ...
Johannes Svensen
Mari Langfeldt ...
Høyre-Anita
Erlend Stene ...
Oljeungen
Lasse Holdhus ...
Rulle
Marko Iversen Kanic ...
Stegasen (as Marko Kanic)
...
Frisør Tom
Stian Aase ...
Liten gutt på Storhaug
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

True Love Rocks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Mannen som elsket Yngve  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The shirt Yngve uses when he plays tennis is a J.Lindeberg shirt. J.Lindeberg started making clothes in 1996. See more »

Connections

Followed by I Travel Alone (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I wanna be adored
Performed by The Stone Roses
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Close but not close enough
25 July 2009 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

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.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is an intensely homophobic film dharnold-1
Can you get the book in English in the US? sknewell1
us release? leigh-kelsey
Discuss The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?