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Director  Petter Naess
Initial DVD release  November 19, 2002
Country  Norway
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Music director  Lars Lillo-Stenberg
Language  Norwegian
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Writer  Ingvar Ambjornsen, Brodre i blodet, Axel Hellstenius
Release date  16 March 2001 (2001-03-16) (Norway) 19 April 2002 (2002-04-19) (U.S.)
Cast  Per Christian Ellefsen (Elling), Sven Nordin (Kjell Bjarne), Jørgen Langhelle (Frank Åsli), Marit Pia Jacobsen (Reidun Nordsletten), Per Christensen (Alfons Jørgensen), Hilde Olausson (Gunn)
Similar movies  Human Nature, Alle Alle, Luna Papa, Mifune's Last Song, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile

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Elling is a Norwegian film directed by Petter Næss. Shot mostly in and around the Norwegian capital Oslo, the film, which was released in 2001, is primarily based on Ingvar Ambjørnsen's novel Brødre i blodet ("Blood brothers", 1996), one of a series of four featuring the Elling character – the others are Utsikt til paradiset ("A view of paradise", 1993), Fugledansen ("The bird dance", 1995), and Elsk meg i morgen ("Love me tomorrow", 1999). The film was followed by an original prequel not based on any of the novels, Mors Elling (2003), and a sequel, Elsk meg i morgen (2005) based on the fourth and last book in the series.


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The movie deals with the main character, Elling, a man with generalized anxiety in his 40s, and his struggle to function normally in society. He suffers from anxiety, dizziness, and neurotic tendencies, preventing him from living on his own. Elling has lived with his mother for his entire life, and when his mother dies, the authorities take him from the apartment where he has always lived and send him to an institution. His roommate is the simpleminded, sex-obsessed Kjell Bjarne. The Norwegian government pays for the two to move into an apartment in Oslo, where every day is a challenge as they must prove they can get out into the real world and lead relatively normal lives. With the help of social worker Frank and a few new friends, they learn to break free from their respective conditions.


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Elling has been released in several languages and has also received one Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.


  • Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film — Nominated (2002)
  • Amanda Awards (Norway): Best Actor (Per Christian Ellefsen) — Nominated (2001)

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    In addition, the film was nominated and won several other awards all over the world.


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  • Elling — (Per Christian Ellefsen)
  • Kjell Bjarne — (Sven Nordin)
  • Reidun Nordsletten — (Marit Pia Jacobsen)
  • Frank Åsli — (Jørgen Langhelle)
  • Alfons Jørgensen — (Per Christensen)

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