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Hører du ikke hva jeg sier! (1995)

Director:
Erik Gustavson
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Drama/Comedy
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Shut up and listen!
RUNNING TIME
89 minutes
Producer:
Tomas Backström
Petter J. Borgli
Screenwriter:
Erik Gustavson
Lars Saabye Christensen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Stig Bjørn Floberg ½
Ane Kjersti Holmen
Sara Pia Borgli
Göran Keve Hjelm
Bevern Ingar Helge Gimle
Kurt Kim Haugen
Oscar Per Jansen ½
Chris Alex Rosén
Ellen Ingerid Vardun ½
TV-vertinne Camilla Strøm-Henriksen ½
Håkon Trond Brænne
Astor Per Christensen
Psykolog Ole Ernst
Resepsjonist Jon Eivind Gullord
Oscars kone Anne Marit Jacobsen
Lennart Trond Lie
Stigs far Kai Remlow
Anniken Elisabeth Sand
Else Nina Woxholt

 

Review

Erik Gustavson's third film in five years starring Bjørn Floberg is also the weakest. The premise seems creative at first glance, as Gustavson yet again teams up with Norwegian success author Lars Saabye Christensen and writes about stand-up comedy, open relationships and old vs. new show-biz values. The discussions should be interesting enough, but Gustavson hasn't got all that much to say. The funny bits in Hører du ikke hva jeg sier! is rarely down to the writing, but rather stems from Gustavson's creative and techincally brilliant camera work as well as some great characterizations - especially from Keve Hjelm. The romance between Floberg and Holmen is predictable in all its unconventionality, but the two manage to convey some touching moments. When it comes to the acting, Holmen is the better one, giving a heartfelt performance, whereas Floberg lacks edge in his character developments. Hører du ikke hva jeg sier! is an unusual but unremarkable film which should be amusing for mature audiences.

Copyright © 9.5.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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