Sheltered by a possessive mother for forty years, Elling is sent, upon her death, in a state institution where he meets Kjell. Released and provided with a state-funded apartment two years later, the two men become roommates. Now they have to find the courage to step outside on their own…

Academy award nominee for Best foreign Language Film, Petter Næss’ Elling is an enjoyable, light comedy, that even spanned a prequel. It runs like a feel good-movie. It’s improbable but not without its charms. And the leading men offer highly sympathetic performances.

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