En ganske snill mann

En ganske snill mann

A somewhat gentle man

Downloadable Video - 2010 | Norwegian
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Ulrik (Stellan Skarsḡrd) is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is Ulrik would rather go about his own business instead of getting involved with his ragtag colleagues again. This dark feel good comedy delivers laughs and gasps in equal measure.
Publisher: [United States] : Strand Releasing : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 103 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Somewhat gentle man

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kpelish
Jul 12, 2019

Giving this an extra star for Stellan Skarsgård’s finely nuanced performance as the ex-con, now out of prison and getting tossed about as he transitions to civilian life. A dank boarding house room, uninspired sex, and an awkward reunion with his now-grown son adds poignancy to his journey. More pressing, however, are his gangster buddies who want him to execute the man who put him in prison. Can a murderer rebuild a new life and enjoy his impending grandfather hood, or is he still capable of one last hit? In Norwegian with English subtitles.

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Nursebob
Dec 30, 2014

After serving twelve years in prison for murdering his wife’s lover, Ulrik is determined to make a clean start by getting a job at a local auto shop and reaching out to his estranged son. Unfortunately his criminal companions make him an offer he finds very difficult to refuse when they insist he kill the man who testified against him twelve years earlier. On top of that his slovenly landlady has singlehandedly decided to be his mistress, his former wife tells him to leave their son alone (after giving him an awkward mercy-shag), and the secretary at the auto shop is having romantic notions of her own after he straightens out her abusive ex-husband. After much struggling with his conscience Ulrik eventually makes a series of final decisions, but fate has a way of throwing a wrench into even the most well-laid plans. Fans of Kaurismäki will take great delight in Gentle Man’s poker-faced humour whether it’s Stellan Skarsgård’s sheepish expressions or his disastrous couplings with the desperate landlady. It all builds up to a suitably tense confrontation before everything settles back down for one more comedic close-up. A rough-edged pleasure with a sunny disposition.

Glencoe_Mike Sep 03, 2011

Coen-brothersesque dark comedy, with lots of vivid characters. Good fun.

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kpelish
Jul 12, 2019

Sexual Content: Consensual but uninspired sex as the main character seeks love.

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kpelish
Jul 12, 2019

Violence: Threats of murder; an actual murder; brutal beating; domestic violence.

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kpelish
Jul 12, 2019

Coarse Language: In Norwegian.

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