The Man Who Loved Yngve

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The Man Who Loved Yngve
Theatrical poster
Directed byStian Kristiansen
Written byTore Renberg
StarringRolf Kristian Larsen
Arthur Berning
Ida Elise Broch
Ole Christoffer Ertvåg
Music byJohn Erik Kaada
CinematographyTrond Høines
Edited byVidar Flataukan
Running time
90 minutes

The Man Who Loved Yngve (Norwegian: Mannen som elsket Yngve) is a Norwegian film released on 15 February 2008. It is based on a book of the same name by Stavanger author Tore Renberg. It received critical acclaim as one of the best Norwegian movies of the year. A sequel - I Travel Alone - was released in 2011[1] and a prequel - The Orheim Company - followed in 2012.


In 1989, and in the shadow of the collapse of Communism in Europe, a group of young rural Norwegians form a band. Preparations for their first gig are derailed when the lead singer, Jarle, is smitten by a new arrival, Yngve. Confused and not completely in touch with his own emotions, Jarle neglects his band, his mother and his girlfriend to spend more time with his new crush. At a party after the concert, he lashes out at Yngve but also admits he loves him. Yngve becomes depressed and flees to a bridge with the intention of committing suicide, but decides not to. He ends up in a mental hospital, and stays there until Jarle sees him again, few weeks after the incident.

Production details[edit]

  • Production Company: Motlys A/S
  • Producer: Yngve Sæther
  • Writer: Tore Renberg
  • Distributor: Sandrew Metronome
  • Filming start date: 12.02.07
  • Filming end date 30.03.07
  • Director: Stian Kristiansen
  • Music: Kaada and Geir Zahl
  • Budget: 15.5 million NKR



  1. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes Movie Info". Retrieved 2012-01-01.

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