• A Somewhat Gentle Man (2011)

A Somewhat Gentle Man

Release Date: January 14th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgard) is an odd sort of criminal, utterly passive and willing to do what is asked of him, demanding little in return. For the last crime he committed he was sent to jail, but he's now getting out, and the prospect of freedom is less than enticing. His boss, Jensen (Bjørn Floberg), wants him to pursue revenge against the snitch who put him in prison. On top of that, Ulrik has to deal with his son, who has a new fiancée, and a family that doesn't think much of his profession.

Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Gard B. Eidsvold, Jorunn Kjellsby, Bjørn Sundquist, Jon Øigarden, Kjersti Holmen, Julia Bache-Wiig

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Genres: Crime drama , Comedy

Production Co: Paradox, Paradox Spillefilm AS

Keywords: Revenge, Amusing, Dark, 2010s, Quest, Son, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    For a passive-depressive Norwegian crime drama with not a lot in the way of plot, A Somewhat Gentle Man has a charmingly fluky sense of humor. show more

  • 70
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Played for laughs drawn from characters rather than funny lines, the Norwegian film is a charmer with Stellan Skarsgard for once in a role worthy of his attention. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    It's a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Amandaprisen (2010)
Nominated Best Norwegian Cinema Film
Amandaprisen (2010)
Nominated Best Editing
Amandaprisen (2010)
Winner Best Actor
Amandaprisen (2010)