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A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

En ganske snill mann (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 March 2010 (Norway)
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Ulrik's released from prison after 12 years for murder. Will he go straight? He gets a room and a job as mechanic. He hooks up with his old gang. His son introduces him as uncle to his pregnant fiancée.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writer:

Kim Fupz Aakeson (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Ulrik
Jorunn Kjellsby Jorunn Kjellsby ... Karen Margrethe
Bjørn Floberg ... Rune Jensen
Gard B. Eidsvold Gard B. Eidsvold ... Rolf (as Gard B Eidsvold)
Jannike Kruse Jannike Kruse ... Merete
Bjørn Sundquist ... Sven
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Wenche
Jon Øigarden ... Kristian
Jan Gunnar Røise ... Geir
Julia Bache-Wiig Julia Bache-Wiig ... Silje (as Julia Bache Wiig)
Per Frisch ... Prison Guard
Frank Iversen Frank Iversen ... Bartender
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Kenny
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Scrap Dealer
Aksel Hennie ... Samí
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Storyline

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve of murder. They have a nursery, they have principles. Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man. But how gentle can you be? ...and he's losing his hair. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes gangsters need hugs too

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Stellan Skarsgård (Ulrik), Jon Øigarden (Kristian), Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Scrap Dealer), Jan Gunnar Røise (Geir) & Gard B. Eidsvold (Rolf) all worked together on In Order of Disappearance (2014) as Nils Dickman, Karsten Petterson, Geir. Jappe & Svela respectively. See more »

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Features The Leper (1976) See more »

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Down Under
Written by Ronald Strykert and Colin Hay
Performed by Men at Work
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Quirky
30 January 2012 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

" A Somewhat Gentle Man", is quite a surprise. When I scanned the description of the movie, I expected a crime flick. My mistake for not paying proper attention to detail. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this quirky comedy very much. My experience with the Norwegian comedy is hopelessly limited, but if this movie is typical of it, I wouldn't mind seeing more.The humor swerves between deadpan and grotesque with an amazing ease.The characters are people that life didn't pat on the back. They are beaten, bitter or just plain depressed. The jokes are smart and original, and the actors are not clowning, but playing very serious. That's the reason, probably, that I found this strange little flick so fresh and funny.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish | Saami

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (Norway) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,506, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$37,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,853,321
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1.85 : 1
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