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  • Elling (2001)
  • R
    89 min | Comedy, Drama
Elling (2001)
R
89 min | Comedy, Drama

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, sensitive would-be poet Elling is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and woman-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the...See moreWhen his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, sensitive would-be poet Elling is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and woman-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 ladies' man Kjell Bjarne discover that not only can they survive on the outside--they can thrive. But as their courage grows, they find oddball ways to cope with society and strike up friendships in the unlikeliest places. Written by Sujit R. Varma See less
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Ingvar Ambjørnsen (novel "Brødre i blodet") | Axel Hellstenius | Larry Stuckey
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Apr 19, 2002 (United States)

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17 cast members
Name Known for
Sven Nordin
Kjell Bjarne Kjell Bjarne   See fewer
Marit Pia Jacobsen
Reidun Nordsletten Reidun Nordsletten   See fewer
Jørgen Langhelle
Frank Åsli Frank Åsli   See fewer
Per Christensen
Alfons Jørgensen Alfons Jørgensen   See fewer
Ola Otnes
Hauger Hauger   See fewer
Eli Anne Linnestad
Johanne (as Eli-Anne Linnestad) Johanne (as Eli-Anne Linnestad)   See fewer
Cecilie A. Mosli
Cecilie Kornes (as Cecilie Mosli) Cecilie Kornes (as Cecilie Mosli)   See fewer
Joachim Rafaelsen
Haakon Willum Haakon Willum   See fewer
Per Gørvell
Eriksen (as Per Gørvel) Eriksen (as Per Gørvel)   See fewer
Knud Dahl
Servitør på bar Servitør på bar   See fewer
Knut Haugmark
Stasjonsbetjent Stasjonsbetjent   See fewer
Sverre Horge
Fyr på nabobordet på flesk og duppe-restaurant (uncredited) Fyr på nabobordet på flesk og duppe-restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
Lars Eivind Lund
Vannhode (uncredited) Vannhode (uncredited)   See fewer
Christin Smith
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Isak Varjord
Ekstremt liten gutt (uncredited) Ekstremt liten gutt (uncredited)   See fewer
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