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Maniac is the story of Espen, a man in his thirties who is loved by everyone. Every day is a party and there's no limit to what he experiences. We meet Espen in various situations where ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag ...  Espen 10 episodes, 2015
Mats Mogeland Mats Mogeland ...  Lindberg 10 episodes, 2015
Håkon Bast Mossige ...  Håkon 10 episodes, 2015
Ingeborg Raustøl Ingeborg Raustøl ...  Mina 10 episodes, 2015
Arif Salum Arif Salum ...  Jeffrey 10 episodes, 2015
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Maniac is the story of Espen, a man in his thirties who is loved by everyone. Every day is a party and there's no limit to what he experiences. We meet Espen in various situations where everything is amazing and whatever happens, Espen knows how to handle it. It is simply too good to be true. Espen has escaped into his own head and where his life is a fantastic fantasy world. In real life he is a patient at the psychiatric ward. What would you choose if you were in Espen's situation - to be a fantasy hero or an everyday loser? Written by Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag and Håkon Bast Mossige

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6 May 2014 (Norway) See more »

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Маньяк See more »

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Rubicon TV AS See more »
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In 2018 an American remake of this series was released. It starred Jonah Hill & Emma Stone. See more »

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Remade as Maniac (2018) See more »

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Who wouldn't want to be Espen?
20 August 2018 | by isobeljonesSee all my reviews

Likeable Espen has gone a little mad and chooses to live locked in his own fantasy world where he is the undisputed hero kept very busy saving the world from evil. In his imaginary world he is worshipped and waited upon by lesser mortals - played by the hospital staff in often very amusing cameos - which makes for some fun scenes where Espens' world and "reality" collide. We are often left wondering whether sanity is all it's cracked up to be when facing up to reality is so bleak for so many.

Maniac (2014) is a gentle and likeable comedy and well worth a watch before seeing what Netflix will do with the American version of the show.


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