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by Stian Kristiansen


The Norwegian town of Stavanger is nice but it’s a bit of a monotonous place to live in, and the revolutionary end of the 1980s only reaches it through the television screen. For seventeen-year-old Jarle, the sole escape from the grey tedium is through the music of new wave bands, under the influence of which he and his friends form “the most hardcore punk band in Stavanger”. When a new student named Yngve starts school though, Jarle’s hitherto childish world is turned upside down: without even knowing how it happened, he finds himself choosing between the girl that everyone envies him for and a boy he doesn’t really even know that well.

international title: The Man who loved Yngve
original title: Mannen som elsket Yngve
country: Norway
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Stian Kristiansen
release date: NO 15/02/2008
screenplay: Tore Renberg
cast: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ole Christoffer Ertvåg, Ida Elise Broch
cinematography by: Trond Høines
film editing: Vidar Flataukan
art director: Tuva Hølmebakk
music: John Erik Kaada
producer: Yngve Sæther
production: Motlys AS
distributor: Sandrew Metronome
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