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Elling (2001)

R
89 min | Comedy, Drama

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two ...See moreWhen his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men are released and provided with a state-funded apartment and stipend with the hope they will be able to live on their own. Initially, the simple act of going around the corner for groceries is a challenge. Through a friendship born of desperate dependence, the skittish Elling and the boisterous, would-be lover of women, Kjell Bjarne, discover they can not only survive on the outside, they can thrive. But as their courage grows, the two find oddball ways to cope with society, striking up the most peculiar friendships in the most unlikely places. Written by Sujit R. Varma See less
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Apr 19, 2002 (United States)

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Sven Nordin
Kjell Bjarne Kjell Bjarne   See fewer
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Marit Pia Jacobsen
Reidun Nordsletten Reidun Nordsletten   See fewer
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Jørgen Langhelle
Frank Åsli Frank Åsli   See fewer
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Per Christensen
Alfons Jørgensen Alfons Jørgensen   See fewer
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Ola Otnes
Hauger Hauger   See fewer
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Eli Anne Linnestad
Johanne (as Eli-Anne Linnestad) Johanne (as Eli-Anne Linnestad)   See fewer
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Cecilie A. Mosli
Cecilie Kornes (as Cecilie Mosli) Cecilie Kornes (as Cecilie Mosli)   See fewer
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Joachim Rafaelsen
Haakon Willum Haakon Willum   See fewer
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Per Gørvell
Eriksen (as Per Gørvel) Eriksen (as Per Gørvel)   See fewer
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Knud Dahl
Servitør på bar Servitør på bar   See fewer
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Knut Haugmark
Stasjonsbetjent Stasjonsbetjent   See fewer
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Sverre Horge
Fyr på nabobordet på flesk og duppe-restaurant (uncredited) Fyr på nabobordet på flesk og duppe-restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christin Smith
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Isak Varjord
Ekstremt liten gutt (uncredited) Ekstremt liten gutt (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 14,072 votes