- Original title
- Running time
- 90 min.
Axel Hellstenius (Novel: Ingvar Ambjørnsen)
Lars Lillo Stenberg
Per Christian Ellefsen,
Marit Pia Jacobsen,
Nordisk Film / Audiovisuelt Produksionfond / Maipo Film
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Friendship. Disease. Disability
- Synopsis / Plot
- This Norwegian comedy concerns two men being released from a state home. Until the death of his mother, Elling rarely left the apartment where they lived; Kjell has lived in institutions most of his life and is obsessed with sex, as any virgin in his 30s might be. Thanks to a new social program, the two roommates are given an apartment in Oslo--if they can manage to live independently. At first simply answering the phone or buying groceries is a struggle, but as they taste freedom, their lives become an exciting adventure.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: San Sebastián: Award of la Juventud. Special Mention nuevos realizadores
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