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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

Mannen som elsket Yngve (original title)
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 Ida Elise Broch ... Cathrine Halsnes
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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True Love Rocks

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,574,471
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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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Did You Know?

Goofs

The shirt Yngve uses when he plays tennis is a J.Lindeberg shirt. J.Lindeberg started making clothes in 1996. See more »

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Followed by I Travel Alone (2011) See more »

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Gay themed movie of the year
9 January 2009 | by pinkas-2See all my reviews

It is wonderful to know that even in far away rural Norway exciting and moving love stories can find their way to the big screen. This feature is nothing short then a blessing.

Firstly, it describes a time not-so-long ago without internet, mobile phones and ipods. The year is 1989 - a time when people actually had to communicate verbally and face to face for luck of other means. The human touch in the film is very much pronounced. Everything has a slower pace then what we are used to nowadays, and it's wonderful.

The love triangle is very compelling and convincing. Young boy meets the most beautiful other young boy and falls in love without even understanding why or how it will effect his life. In a time and place that being gay is not very well accepted, the story makes a very honest and truthful statement.

The acting of all the cast is very good. Yes, there is talent in Norway! We need more of this please..

A must see for all, highly recommended!


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