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En ganske snill mann (2010)

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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 (as Gard B Eidsvold)
Jannike Kruse ...
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Bjørn Sundquist ...
Sven
Kjersti Holmen ...
Wenche
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Kristian
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Geir
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Silje (as Julia Bache Wiig)
Per Frisch ...
Prison Guard
Frank Iversen ...
Bartender
Henrik Mestad ...
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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19 March 2010 (Norway)  »

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A Somewhat Gentle Man  »

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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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Features Tredowata (1976) See more »

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I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by Riviera
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Great Character Comedy With a Terrific Lead Performance
25 December 2012 | by (Watertown, Mass.) – See all my reviews

This is first of all a genuinely interesting character study with an absolutely terrific performance by Stellan Skarsgard as a newly-released convict. It is also consistently funny, and often hilariously so (it may have the three funniest sex scenes in recent cinema history). The humor is understated and dark, but it is always an outgrowth of the characters.

If it has any flaws, it's that the third act features an unlikely coincidence and a moment of predictable overt sentimentality which seemed a bit out of place (but which was nevertheless tremendously effective). But by that point I thought the movie had earned the right to spring a coincidence on us and then go for the heartstrings.

There's a bit of Pulp Fiction in the dialogue, but if I had to name a single movie it most resembled, it would be In Bruges, but without the violence. This was barely released in the U.S., but I think it was one of the 50 best movies of 2011, and one of the 15 best foreign films. If you're a true movie buff, see it! My grades: 80 / A-.


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