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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.


Stian Kristiansen


Tore Renberg (novel), Tore Renberg (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Kristian Larsen Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Jarle Klepp
Arthur Berning ... Helge Ombo
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


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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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance


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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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Written by Ian Brown (uncredited) and John Squire (uncredited)
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Close but not close enough
25 July 2009 | by DiscoViolentoSee all my reviews

Mannen som elsket Yngve is a book that I've been very fond of and read many times, so when I saw they were making a movie based on it, I was both excited and absolutely terrified. Adding to the excitement was the fact that Kaada was making the soundtrack. I've been a big fan of his for a long time, so hearing some of his music is always a joy.

We follow Jarle, a regular teenager with a band, friends and a girlfriend who he is very much in love with. But when he meets Yngve, everything changes and he finds himself neglecting everything and everyone around him. Everything but Yngve, that is.

The movie manages to keep the plot going and the actors are absolutely brilliant, but as always when it comes to adaption, something is missing. Unfortunately what is missing is very much key and what made me love the book in the first place. It's like they didn't have enough time in the end and tied everything together as quickly as they could. Despite this, Mannen som elsket yngve is a film that I like. Sadly, unlike when it comes to the book, it's not a film I love.

This movie was so close. But it was another 15 minutes away from being great.

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Release Date:

15 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Stavanger, Norway


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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