asomewhatgentleman
World Cinema

A Somewhat Gentle Man

(En ganske snill mann)

Year 2010
Runtime 103 mins
Language Norwegian
Subtitles English
Canadian Premiere

Norwegian with English subtitles

14A - Coarse language. Violence, Mature Subject Matter.

Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgård) is a quiet, gentle gangster who is reluctantly leaving prison after serving his time for murder charges. He doesn’t give much thought to what he does for a living, or where he is going—he is content to let life be.

The story follows Ulrik through his basic attempts to settle back into routine and to come to terms with life on the outside. However, not all is going according to plan. Ulrik’s boss is pushing him to settle up with the snitch who ratted him out; his landlady decides that a little passion in exchange for home-cooked meals is a fair trade; and the son he desperately wants to reconnect with has a new fiance whose family disapproves of his line of work.

Winner of the audience prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN is an entertaining, dry-humored crime drama.

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Countries

Norway
Awards
Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Berlin International Film Festival 2010
Festivals
Official Selection Berlin International Film Festival 2010, Official Selection Melbourne film Festival 2010, Official Selection Sydney Film Festival 2010
Director
Hans Petter Moland
Executive Producer
Erik Poppe
Producer
Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
Screenwriter
Kim Fupz Aakeson
Cinematographer
Philip Øgaard
Editor
Jens Christian Fodstad
Music
Halfdan E
Cast
Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Gard B. Eidsvold