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A Somewhat Gentle Man Details


A crook trying to go straight finds that it isn't as easy as he'd hoped in this comedy drama from director Hans Petter Moland. Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgård) is a nice guy with a vicious streak that he lets out only when he has to -- he's just been released from prison after serving 12 years for murder, but the guards grew to like him so much that they even gave him going-away presents. Ulrik used to work for mob boss Rune Jensen (Bjørn Floberg), but he isn't eager to go back into a life of crime, hoping instead to patch up his relationships with his son, Geir (Jan Gunnar Røise), now in his mid-twenties, and his former wife, Wenche (Kjersti Holmen). Rune arranges for Ulrik to get a job in an auto repair shop run by overexcited Sven (Bjørn Sundquist) and a place to stay with his sister, Karen (Jorunn Kjellsby), but his underground empire has fallen on hard times and Ulrik is one of the few loyalists he has left. Kenny (Henrik Mestad) was the man who finked on Ulrik and sent him to prison, but while Rune wants Ulrik to kill him, Ulrik doesn't see the point. Ulrik's new life doesn't go as smoothly as he would like, though, and Geir isn't so eager to let his father back in his life -- especially since his wife thinks his father is dead. En Ganske Snill Mann (aka A Somewhat Gentle Man) was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 14, 2011


Stellan Skarsgård
as Ulrik
Bjørn Floberg
as Rune Jensen
Gard Eidsvold
as Rolf
Jorunn Kjellsby
as Karen Margrethe
Bjørn Sundquist
as Sven
Jon Oigarden
as Kristian
Kjersti Holmen
as Wenche
Aksel Hennie
as Samen
Henrik Mestad
as Kenny
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
as Junkyard Boss
Per Frisch
as Prison Warden


Hans Petter Moland
Finn Gjerdrum
Stein Kvae
Kim Fupz Aakeson
Philip Øgaard
Halfdan E
Composer (Music Score)
Eivind Platou
Production Designer
Gert Wibe
Art Director
Peter Boe
Line Producer
Eva Rygh