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Mannen som elsket Yngve (2008)

A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director:

Stian Kristiansen

Writers:

Tore Renberg (novel), Tore Renberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Jarle Klepp
Arthur Berning ... Helge Ombo
Ida Elise Broch ... Cathrine Halsnes
Ole Christoffer Ertvaag Ole Christoffer Ertvaag ... Yngve Lima
Jørgen Langhelle ... Terje Orheim - Jarles far
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Sara Klepp - Jarles mor
Knut Sverdrup Kleppestø Knut Sverdrup Kleppestø ... Andreas
Andreas Cappelen Andreas Cappelen ... Naturfaglærer
Vegar Hoel ... Johannes Svensen
Mari Langfeldt Mari Langfeldt ... Høyre-Anita
Erlend Stene Erlend Stene ... Oljeungen
Lasse Holdhus Lasse Holdhus ... Rulle
Marko Iversen Kanic Marko Iversen Kanic ... Stegasen (as Marko Kanic)
Kristoffer Joner ... Frisør Tom
Stian Aase Stian Aase ... Liten gutt på Storhaug
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Storyline

It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In Stavanger, Norway, teenage boy Jarle has a great new girlfriend and is starting a rock band with his buddies. But when a new boy, the synth pop-listening Yngve, joins his class, Jarle is more fascinated than he wants to be, and the world as he knows it starts to crumble. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Loved Yngve See more »

Filming Locations:

Stavanger, Norway

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Production Co:

Motlys See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The picture of Jarle and Katrine behind Jarle's head when he is in bed appears and reappears. See more »

Connections

Followed by Jeg reiser alene (2011) See more »

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Just like heaven
Written by Robert Smith (uncredited), Laurence Tolhurst (uncredited), Simon Gallup (uncredited), Boris Williams (uncredited) and Porl Thompson (uncredited)
Performed by The Cure
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Even worse than the book
31 August 2008 | by eirik-29See all my reviews

I was very curious on how they were going to make this movie considering the narrative style of the book. What we ended up with was a movie that threw away everything the book had to offer when it came to character development and the main characters thoughts. I do believe that the audience would be confused about the plot if they didn’t know the title of the movie. I didn’t think much of the book after reading it, especially because of the end – and because of all the hype I heard, that really surprised me. Unfortunately is this movie just too plain for a good score, mainly based on the undefined characters and unexplained (re)actions and plot.


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