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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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Kim Fupz Aakeson (screenplay)
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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 »
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Great Character Comedy With a Terrific Lead Performance See more (15 total) »


  (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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"En ganske snill mann" - Norway (original title)
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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In the basement Ulrik dances to "Mój przyjacielu" - a Polish hit written by Krzysztof Krawczyk and Goran Bregovic.See more »
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References "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)See more »
Cuban SugerSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great Character Comedy With a Terrific Lead Performance, 25 December 2012
Author: Eric M. Van ( from Watertown, Mass.

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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