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Elling (2001)
Starring: Per Christensen, Per Christian Ellefsen, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jorgen Langhelle, Sven Nordin
Director: Petter Naess
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign, Comedy, Independent
Studio: First Look
90 mins



They're packed and ready for the greatest adventure of their lives.All they have to do is get out of the house.

Based on the best selling Norwegian novel by Ingvar Ambjornsen, Elling is a slyly funny odd couple comedy about two misfits trying to find their place in the world.

After a two-year stint in a state home in which the shy, neurotic Elling and the loud, sex obsessed Kjell Bjarne become close friends, the pair are released and forced to enter the real world. They find themselves placed in a state funded apartment where a social worker tells them to behave responsible and act like normal members of society.Initially, the simple act of going around the corner for groceries is a challenge. In time, as they learn to adjust, the two find oddball ways to cope with society, striking up unlikely friendships in the strangest places.Now they're packed and ready for the greatest adventure of their lives.All they have to do is get out of the house!


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