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Fatso (2008)

Overweight loner Rino spends his days in seclusion, until his dad rents a room to an overtly sexual girl who challenges Rino to break down his walls.

Director:

Arild Fröhlich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ... Rino
Josefin Ljungman Josefin Ljungman ... Malin
Kyrre Hellum ... Fillip
Jenny Skavlan ... Synnøve
Per Kjerstad Per Kjerstad ... Magnus
Arnt Egil Andreassen Arnt Egil Andreassen ... Dude #1
Rudi Simmons Rudi Simmons ... Dude #2
Jon Anders Løvøen Jon Anders Løvøen ... Dude #3
Petter Kaalstad Petter Kaalstad ... Faren til Rino (as Faren til Jøgge - Petter Kaalstad)
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Martine
Mattis Herman Nyquist ... Mathias
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ... Bordellmamma
Julia Markiewicz Julia Markiewicz ... Prostituert
Colleen Christiansen Colleen Christiansen ... Prostituert
Maren Vik Maren Vik ... Prostituert
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Overweight loner Rino spends his days in seclusion, until his dad rents a room to an overtly sexual girl who challenges Rino to break down his walls.

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From embarrassing to great to face-palm.
19 August 2013 | by RayniackSee all my reviews

This concept could very well have portrayed an awkward fat nerd's struggle to become a real alpha man and Rino could very well have become every fat nerd's role model. I thought first the movie was aiming at this, but like most Norwegian movies, this movie has its unnecessary twists and turns to make the viewer not anticipate such ending and of course this has it's own shares of such.

I must say Nils Kaalstad starring Rino is one of the best performances EVER. He genuinely portrays a very awkward and ultra nerdy guy in such a realistic way that you actually feel he is one hell of a looser and almost forget this is a movie and not a documentary of such a douche. He actually grows eventually a bit more balls and it is amazing to see the gradual transformation of Rino. From extremely awkward to sometimes very charismatic, this actor knows how to deliver! Malin is Rinos new roommate and she does also a terrific job to portray a stupid Swedish blonde girl who likes to party and never takes responsibility for anything. Rino's best friend is Fillip who is often very abusive to him, but since Rino has no friends, I guess he has to take what he gets. It is also very interesting to see how this relation completely changes, once Rino grows some balls.

Rino also likes to draw cartoons, depicting his sexual frustration, which is kind of interesting concept even though they are quite immature and plain right stupid. This movie could have been "Rocky for nerds" and I think they should have taken it this direction, but this is a movie that is interesting and constantly surprises you and you do not know what direction it will take you and therefore it gets a 6.5/10 from me. It had great potential, but it is a fun movie nevertheless.


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Country:

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Language:

Norwegian | German

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Aki csak arra gondol See more »

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Grunerløkka, Oslo, Norway See more »

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