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

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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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Jorunn Kjellsby ...
Karen Margrethe
Bjørn Floberg ...
Rune Jensen
Gard B. Eidsvold ...
Rolf
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Bjørn Sundquist ...
Sven
Kjersti Holmen ...
Wenche
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Kristian
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Geir
Julia Bache-Wiig ...
Silje
Per Frisch ...
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Frank Iversen ...
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Henrik Mestad ...
Kenny
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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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$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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A somewhat crime movie
21 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's amazing that even on a renowned Festival as the one in Berlin, there can be shown movies like this. It's not really something you (or in that case I) would expect to see there. Yes it has Stellan S., but the story as it is, is very bleak and humorous to say the least. A story that you would expect to pop up at other Festivals then. Especially with the crude humour, it's way of not pulling punches (but indeed delivering them) and characters that are way out there.

A few gross scenes, that are not necessarily violent, because sometimes even "romance" can be "brutal" to watch, as the viewers were moaning in a bad way at some scenes ... which you'll understand, once you watch the movie. Still very engaging and very well played. I liked it a lot.


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