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Norway, 2010 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Filmmaker Hans Petter Moland teams up with actor Stellan Skarsgard for the third time (Zero Kelvin and Aberdeen) with this minimalist crime-comedy.

The large and lumbering Ulrik (Skarsgard) is the kind of guy who just wants to get along with everyone. Just released from a 12-year prison stint for murdering his wife's lover, he's determined to go straight. His former crime boss has other plans for him.

An enjoyable criminal caper, A Somewhat Gentle Man brings deft physical comedy to the usual understated Nordic wit.

“A film about our painful shortcomings, a tribute to less than perfect sex, and a worldwide campaign against the people of petty exactness that rule the world.” - filmmaker Hans Petter Moland

D Hans Petter Moland P Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae S Kim Fupz Aakeson WS Norwegian Film Institute L Norwegian, Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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