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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)

Kunsten å tenke negativt (original title)
The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

Director:

Bård Breien

Writer:

Bård Breien (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fridtjov Såheim ... Geirr
Kirsti Eline Torhaug Kirsti Eline Torhaug ... Ingvild
Henrik Mestad ... Gard
Marian Saastad Ottesen ... Marte
Kari Simonsen Kari Simonsen ... Lillemor
Per Schaanning Per Schaanning ... Asbjørn
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Tori
Christian Soldal Christian Soldal ... Pizzabud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen Øyvind Osmo Eriksen ... Politimann
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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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Comedy | Drama

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Did You Know?

Connections

References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Couldn't Care Less
Written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson
Performed by The Cardigans
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He's a mean man, but he's my man
26 August 2008 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

This guy has it tough, no doubt about it. An accident put Geirr (Fridtjov Såheim) in a wheelchair, literally bringing his life to a standstill. Disability insurance has made him a wealthy man, but he spends his days locked in a darkened room, watching "Apocalypse Now", listening to "Folsom Prison Blues", doing dope and booze, following the example of the Man in Black himself in nearly every way. Geirr's girlfriend Ingvild (Kirsti Torhaug) tries to grin and bear it, but it's obvious she could use some help. Well, she isn't going to get it from Tori (Kjersti Holmen), an annoying Martha Stewart type self-help guru, or her flying circus of misfits. Instead, Geirr is about to teach the group a valuable lesson and serve them a "hot dog for your brain." Great performances. Extremely refreshing. Surprisingly violent. But these clowns, they had it coming. See it with your kids.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$826,394
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Production Co:

Maipo Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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