The Almost Man
(Mer eller mindre mann)
Directed by Martin Lund
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An affable 35-year-old with a serious case of arrested development, Henrik is a constant source of laughs. Trouble is, he’s got a new job in marketing and a great girlfriend named Tone, both of which require him to be a grownup. Henrik is constitutionally unable to take anything seriously, and as a result his colleagues think he’s weird since he doesn’t get adult social cues. He plays squash with a bunch of bros who tell booger jokes and whack each other with towels, and he goes to frat-level parties where guys pee off the balcony. He and Tone engage in supermarket theater, making loud ridiculous announcements to shock the placid housewives. But now that a baby’s on the way, Tone has had enough of Henrik’s hijinks, especially after she catches him hiding at a publisher’s party defacing a Peter Pan book. It’s time for Henrik to start facing life unironically.
THE ALMOST MAN won Best Film and Best Actor at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival for Henrik Rafaelsen’s engaging, often hilarious performance. (In Norwegian with subtitles) —B.B.
Preceded by HOME GAME
Directed by Martin Lund, Norway, 10 minutes
A film about the hardest, most common fight of them all.
Producer ~ Ruben Thorkildsen
Screenwriting ~ Martin Lund
Cinematography ~ Morten Halfstad Forsberg
Editing ~ Lars Apneseth
Principal Cast ~ Henrik Rafaelsen, Janne Heltberg Haarseth, Anne Ma Usterud, Tov Sletta, Kim Eidhagen
Print Source~Norwegian Film Institute / [masked] / www.nfi.no
About the Director~Martin Lund was born in Oslo in 1979. Having trained as an
art director at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo, he graduated from the
Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer in 2008. Filmography~“Twigson Ties the
Knot” (2010), THE ALMOST MAN (2012)
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