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Credited cast:
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ...
Rino
Josefin Ljungman ...
Malin
Kyrre Hellum ...
Fillip
Jenny Skavlan ...
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Arnt Egil Andreassen ...
Dude #1
Maren Bervell ...
Kiwi-dama
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ...
G-Sport employee
Mats Eldøen ...
Kiwi medarbeider
Cecilie Enersen ...
Fleshlighten
Marie Gisselbæk ...
Nina date
Charlotte Grundt ...
Eksen til Magnus
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Petter Kaalstad ...
Rinos far - Torleif
Per Kjerstad ...
Magnus
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Martine
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The employee in the G-Sport store is Anders Baasmo Christiansen. Christiansen gained about 40 pounds to be in the lead role in the first draft of Fatso. When the production was halted he was left overweight, so he took this role as kind of a revenge to still be in a Fatso movie. See more »

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Sadness Part 1
Written by Curly/Peter/Farstein
Performed by Enigma
Edition Data Alfa/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Germany
By permission: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
(P) 1990 EMI Music Germany by permission from EMI Music Norway AS
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From embarrassing to great to face-palm.
19 August 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This concept could very well have portrayed an awkward fat nerd's struggle to become a real alpha man and Rino could very well have become every fat nerd's role model. I thought first the movie was aiming at this, but like most Norwegian movies, this movie has its unnecessary twists and turns to make the viewer not anticipate such ending and of course this has it's own shares of such.

I must say Nils Kaalstad starring Rino is one of the best performances EVER. He genuinely portrays a very awkward and ultra nerdy guy in such a realistic way that you actually feel he is one hell of a looser and almost forget this is a movie and not a documentary of such a douche. He actually grows eventually a bit more balls and it is amazing to see the gradual transformation of Rino. From extremely awkward to sometimes very charismatic, this actor knows how to deliver! Malin is Rinos new roommate and she does also a terrific job to portray a stupid Swedish blonde girl who likes to party and never takes responsibility for anything. Rino's best friend is Fillip who is often very abusive to him, but since Rino has no friends, I guess he has to take what he gets. It is also very interesting to see how this relation completely changes, once Rino grows some balls.

Rino also likes to draw cartoons, depicting his sexual frustration, which is kind of interesting concept even though they are quite immature and plain right stupid. This movie could have been "Rocky for nerds" and I think they should have taken it this direction, but this is a movie that is interesting and constantly surprises you and you do not know what direction it will take you and therefore it gets a 6.5/10 from me. It had great potential, but it is a fun movie nevertheless.


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