Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Man Who Loved Yngve

2008 Norwegian Feature
Alternate Title: Mannen som elsket Yngve

Cast: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ole Christoffer Ertvåg, Ida Elise Broch, Erlend Stene and Jørgen Langhelle
Director: Stian Kristiansen
Writer: Tore Renberg, based on his novel

A group of Norwegian high school students form a band, but preparations for their first gig are derailed when lead singer Jarle unexpectedly finds himself smitten by the new boy in class, Yngve.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 80%

  • DVD: Available


  • Amanda Awards for Best Film, Direction, Editing and Children's or Youth Film.

  • Tore Renberg's novel Mannen som elsket Yngve was first published in 2003.
  • The story of Jarle Klepp was continued in the sequel I Travel Alone and the prequel The Orheim Company, both also based on the novels by Tore Renberg.

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