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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

Mannen som elsket Yngve (original title)
A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director:

Stian Kristiansen

Writers:

Tore Renberg (novel), Tore Renberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Jarle Klepp
Arthur Berning ... Helge Ombo
Ida Elise Broch Ida Elise Broch ... Cathrine Halsnes
Ole Christoffer Ertvaag ... Yngve Lima
Jørgen Langhelle ... Terje Orheim - Jarles far
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Sara Klepp - Jarles mor
Knut Sverdrup Kleppestø Knut Sverdrup Kleppestø ... Andreas
Andreas Cappelen Andreas Cappelen ... Naturfaglærer
Vegar Hoel ... Johannes Svensen
Mari Langfeldt Mari Langfeldt ... Høyre-Anita
Erlend Stene Erlend Stene ... Oljeungen
Lasse Holdhus Lasse Holdhus ... Rulle
Marko Iversen Kanic Marko Iversen Kanic ... Stegasen (as Marko Kanic)
Kristoffer Joner ... Frisør Tom
Stian Aase Stian Aase ... Liten gutt på Storhaug
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Storyline

It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In Stavanger, Norway, teenage boy Jarle has a great new girlfriend and is starting a rock band with his buddies. But when a new boy, the synth pop-listening Yngve, joins his class, Jarle is more fascinated than he wants to be, and the world as he knows it starts to crumble. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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True Love Rocks

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Loved Yngve See more »

Filming Locations:

Stavanger, Norway

Company Credits

Production Co:

Motlys See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The shirt Yngve uses when he plays tennis is a J.Lindeberg shirt. J.Lindeberg started making clothes in 1996. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Orheim Company (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
Written by Roger O'Donnell (uncredited), Robert Smith (uncredited), Laurence Tolhurst (uncredited), Simon Gallup (uncredited), Boris Williams (uncredited) and Porl Thompson (uncredited)
Performed by The Cure
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Atypical romantic film, with meaty beginning and tenuous ending
2 March 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

People living in relatively small quantities in harsh environments tend to have uncommon attitudes towards love, friendship, alcohol, etc., but the development of globalisation has brought along and into several aspects of worldwide comprehensions and aspects. The film in question brings us back into the life in Stavanger in the late 1980ies when local youth attempted to enhance their own "small and ordinary" world, with globally influencing political events in the background. The viewers can follow a nice depiction of small events influencing bigger changes, including the development of characters and their views, implemented by smooth plot and good performances (particularty Rolf Kristian Larsen as Jarle Klepp, although he was ca. 7 years older than his character in the film).

I have to admit, however, that the start was more promising, and the ending solutions could have been wittier, more in the UK style (I have not read the book), or all just due to the fact that I do not belong into the target audience and have had no Nordic salad-days. Nevertheless, Mannen som elsket Yngve is far better than most of US so- called college movies.


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