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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

Mannen som elsket Yngve (original title)
A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

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Yngve Lima
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Terje Orheim - Jarles far
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Andreas Cappelen ...
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Johannes Svensen
Mari Langfeldt ...
Høyre-Anita
Erlend Stene ...
Oljeungen
Lasse Holdhus ...
Rulle
Marko Iversen Kanic ...
Stegasen (as Marko Kanic)
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Frisør Tom
Stian Aase ...
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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

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15 February 2008 (Norway)  »

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

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Followed by The Orheim Company (2012) See more »

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Even worse than the book
31 August 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I was very curious on how they were going to make this movie considering the narrative style of the book. What we ended up with was a movie that threw away everything the book had to offer when it came to character development and the main characters thoughts. I do believe that the audience would be confused about the plot if they didn’t know the title of the movie. I didn’t think much of the book after reading it, especially because of the end – and because of all the hype I heard, that really surprised me. Unfortunately is this movie just too plain for a good score, mainly based on the undefined characters and unexplained (re)actions and plot.


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