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A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
"En ganske snill mann" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  19 March 2010 (Norway)
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Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

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Ulrik
Jorunn Kjellsby ...
Karen Margrethe
Bjørn Floberg ...
Rune Jensen
Gard B. Eidsvold ...
Rolf
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Merete
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Sven
Kjersti Holmen ...
Wenche
Jon Øigarden ...
Kristian
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Geir
Julia Bache-Wiig ...
Silje
Per Frisch ...
Prison Guard
Frank Iversen ...
Bartender
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Kenny
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Scrap Dealer
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Samí
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Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve of murder. They have a nursery, they have principles. Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man. But how gentle can you be? ...and he's losing his hair. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes gangsters need hugs too

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$2,506 (USA) (14 January 2011)

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$37,543 (USA) (6 May 2011)
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In the basement Ulrik dances to "Mój przyjacielu" - a Polish hit written by Krzysztof Krawczyk and Goran Bregovic. See more »

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Quirky
30 January 2012 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

" A Somewhat Gentle Man", is quite a surprise. When I scanned the description of the movie, I expected a crime flick. My mistake for not paying proper attention to detail. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this quirky comedy very much. My experience with the Norwegian comedy is hopelessly limited, but if this movie is typical of it, I wouldn't mind seeing more.The humor swerves between deadpan and grotesque with an amazing ease.The characters are people that life didn't pat on the back. They are beaten, bitter or just plain depressed. The jokes are smart and original, and the actors are not clowning, but playing very serious. That's the reason, probably, that I found this strange little flick so fresh and funny.


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