Archive of films The Almost Man / Mer eller mindre mann

Norway
2012, 80 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2012

Despite the approaching birth of his first child, plain-looking, thirty-something Henrik does everything he can to maintain the illusion of youth by following its unbridled conventions. His inept banter, however, masks an insecure individual who escapes the surrounding world through irony. Laced with bitterness, this psychological study banks on authenticity and strong acting performances.


Synopsis

Despite the approaching birth of his first child, plain-looking, 30-something Henrik does everything he can to maintain the illusion of youth by following its unbridled conventions. He also enjoys a fair amount of adolescent wisecracking, but this doesn’t seem to bother his partner. Yet when kindhearted Tone organizes a pleasant evening party for friends and colleagues in their newly acquired home, Henrik takes off, preferring his high school buddies, who share his fondness for wild piss-ups and crude humor. His inept behavior, however, masks an insecure individual who escapes the surrounding world through irony. Laced with bitterness, this psychological study banks on authenticity and strong acting performances, above all from Henrik Rafaelsen, recently seen in the successful comedy Happy, Happy. He acted multiple aspects of the problematic main character, combining them to achieve a provocative ambiguity.

About the director

Martin Lund (b. 1979) studied art direction at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo before being accepted into the directing program at the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer; he graduated in 2008 with the short film Balloon Moods. Four years previously, however, he toured a number of festivals with Home Game (Hjemmekamp, 2004), including Clermont-Ferrand and Sundance. In addition to other short films (Shall We Dance?, 2007, and Pistachio, 2009), he is a multiple award-winning director of commercials. His feature debut Twigson Ties the Knot (2010) is part of an enormously successful Norwegian film franchise.

Contacts

Ape&Bjørn AS
Gronlandsleiret 25, 0190, Oslo
Norway
Tel: +47 930 032 06
E-mail: ruben@apeogbjorn.no
www: www.apeogbjorn.no

LevelK
Gl. Kongevej 137 B, 3rd floor, 1850, Frederiksberg
Denmark
Tel: +45 312 200 32
E-mail: tine@levelk.dk
www: www.levelk.dk

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Martin Lund
Screenplay: Martin Lund
Dir. of Photography: Morten Forsberg
Editor: Lars Apneseth
Producer: Ruben Thorkildsen
Production: Ape&Bjørn AS
Cast: Henrik Rafaelsen, Janne Heltberg Haarseth
Contact: Ape&Bjørn AS, LevelK
   
www: www.apeogbjorn.no

Guests

Martin Lund

Film Director, Film Director

Stine Oppegaard

Film Institution Rep.


Ruben Thorkildsen

Producer

Janne Heltberg Haarseth

Actress


Henrik Rafaelsen

Actor

Morten Forsberg

Director of Photography


Knut Skinnarmo

Film Institution Rep., Film Institution Rep.

Isak Eymundsson

Producer


Alexandra Burke

Sales Agent

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