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A Somewhat Gentle Man -- Ulrik (Skarsgard) is a gangster who is reluctantly back on the streets following a prison stint. His boss wants him to settle an old score, though Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane.


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Release Date:
19 March 2010 (Norway) See more »
Sometimes gangsters need hugs too
Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stellan Skarsgård ... Ulrik
Jorunn Kjellsby ... Karen Margrethe
Bjørn Floberg ... Rune Jensen
Gard B. Eidsvold ... Rolf
Jannike Kruse ... Merete
Bjørn Sundquist ... Sven
Kjersti Holmen ... Wenche

Jon Øigarden ... Kristian

Jan Gunnar Røise ... Geir
Julia Bache-Wiig ... Silje
Per Frisch ... Prison Guard
Frank Iversen ... Bartender
Henrik Mestad ... Kenny

Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Scrap Dealer

Aksel Hennie ... Samí
Knut Jørgen Skaro ... Arms Dealer
Lene Kongsvik Johansen ... Restaurant Customer

Sverre Horge ... Patient
Anethe Alfsvåg
Silje Torp (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Viggo Jønsberg ... Storage Facility Employee
Ane H. Røvik Wahlen ... Kennys kone

Directed by
Hans Petter Moland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Fupz Aakeson  screenplay

Produced by
Per Henry Borch .... line producer
Peter Bøe .... line producer
Finn Gjerdrum .... producer
Stein B. Kvae .... producer
Erik Poppe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Halfdan E 
Cinematography by
Philip Øgaard 
Film Editing by
Jens Christian Fodstad 
Casting by
Andrea Eckerbom 
Production Design by
Gert Wibe 
Costume Design by
Caroline Sætre 
Makeup Department
Rick Marr .... special makeup effects artist
Eva Rygh .... makeup artist
Production Management
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inga Lund Bjørnsen .... assistant director
Lisa Gjertsen .... assistant director
Pia Røen Nyhus .... assistant director
Tonje S. Rolland .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christopher Eidtang .... props
Lars Fjellbakk .... props
Øyvind Kaupang .... props
Olivier Marcouiller .... scenic artist
Kåre Martens .... graphic designer
Tord Moberg .... construction coordinator
Trond Moberg .... carpenter
Eivind Stoud Platou .... graphic designer
Håvard Schei .... property master
Caroline Størmer .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ingar Asdahl .... sound effects editor
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Petter Fladeby .... dialogue editor
Erlend Hogstad .... foley recordist
Ali Parandian .... sound effects editor (as Ali Paradian)
Ketil Ronold .... boom operator
Nina Solito .... boom operator
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
Gisle Tveito .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Rune Andersen .... special effects technician
Pål Morten Hverven .... special effects coordinator
Sigrun Norderval .... special effects assistant
Roy Arne Pedersen .... special effects assistant
Kai Kolstad Rødseth .... special effects technician
Jim Udenberg .... makeup effects artist
Jim Udenberg .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Ola Bäccman .... digital color timer
Bente Santi Helle .... scanning and recording
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... visual effects artist
Devon Taylor .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Kristoffer Aamot .... assistant camera
Jon Arne Bakker .... gaffer
Andreas Grimsø .... digital imaging technician: main unit
Jon Arne Jørgensen .... lighting technician
Bo Lundgren .... grip
Tor-Erik Ofstad .... lighting technician
Charlotte Sverdrup .... still photographer
Patrik Säfström .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dyveke C. Kristiansen .... costume assistant
Elin Langhoff .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Ola Bäccman .... digital intermediate colorist
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... on-line editor
Andrzej Kiwala .... color grading
Alline de Almeida Lande .... assistant editor
Aron Uno Larsson .... assistant editor
Gry Marhaug .... teaser editor
Music Department
Johan Borg .... music supervisor
Henrik Hawor .... music supervisor
Johan Husvik .... music supervisor
Jonas Kroon .... music re-recording engineer
Other crew
Vegard Blomberg .... production coordinator
Nana Buraas .... production coordinator
Slawomir Ciok .... creative consultant
Birgitte Clasen .... production accountant
Leiv Igor Devold .... archive material
Leiv Igor Devold .... creative consultant
Magnus Gjertsen .... production assistant
Pål Morten Hverven .... armorer
Håkon Høvik .... stand-in
Harriet Molven .... location manager
Erling Morkemo .... production assistant
Åsa Söderberg .... project manager
Jeton Trony .... production assistant
Irmelin Wister .... script supervisor
Katarzyna Wiszewska .... creative consultant

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Also Known As:
"En ganske snill mann" - Norway (original title)
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113 min
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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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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Junking the car, 1 February 2011
Author: jotix100 from New York

Ulrik, a sort of taciturn middle aged man, is seen getting out of prison as the story begins. Having served time, he is facing an uncertain world. The former con wants to get away from his past life, but alas, his former boss, Rune, has a different idea, he wants Ulrik to take care of the man that was responsible for sending him to jail.

A newly released prisoner is not exactly what employers look forward to hire, but with a bit of influence from Rune, he is engaged as a auto mechanic in the shop run by a man that wants Ulrik to concentrate in fixing the problems brought to him, and do not get involved with Merete, the lady that takes care of the books in the office of the garage.

Rune is even able to get Ulrik a basement room with his sister, Karen Margarethe, a lady of uncertain age, who takes pity on the man. Karen starts by bringing Ulrik a second hand television set, as well as meals she prepares. The lodger finds a way to make the set to work, being able to catch a Polish broadcast of a program similar to 'Dancing With the Stars', something that hooks the landlady into coming to visit Ulrik with the meals she cooks for him. It does not take long before Karen Margarethe and Ulrik are copulating in his room.

When Ulrik's boss gets sick, he must be taken to a hospital. Merete also begin getting closer to Ulrik, who likes her as well. The ex-con is interested in renewing the relationship with his son, something that he misses. When Rune pressures Ulrik to get rid of the stool pigeon that fingered him, but Rune has a surprise for his former boss.

We were pleasantly surprised by this film when we saw it IFC recently. It takes the viewer a while to get into the picture, but Hans Peter Moland, its director, kept us involved in this tale about a man that wants to reintegrate into society, but his past life keeps getting in his way. The screenplay is Kim Fupz Aakeson. It is a dark film that works well because once one gets into the story, it is a joy ride until the ironic twist at the end.

Stellan Skarsgard, the Swedish actor, has never been better. His Ulrik is an amazing creation that deserves to be seen by serious movie fans. The supporting cast is wonderful. Bjorn Floberg, the amazing Jorunn Kjellsby as Karen Margarethe, and Jannike Krusse do a fantastic job for Mr. Moland.

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