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Films & Schedules - A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN


Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 2:15 PM (B3)
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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DIRECTOR: Hans Petter Moland - NORWAY

Released from prison after doing time for murder, laconic Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgård) struggles to stay on the straight and narrow in a world that won’t believe he has changed. His ex mob boss, a quirky ex-wife, staccato-speaking garage owner/boss, an estranged son, a crazily libidinous landlady—trouble lurks at nearly every turn. An oddball mix of eccentric characters, bawdy behavior, and Nordic minimalism, the sensibility of Moland’s off-kilter tragicomedy has been compared to that of the Coen Brothers and Aki Kaurismaki—dark in tone but light in spirit. “A Somewhat Gentle Man is a film about our painful shortcomings, a tribute to less-than-perfect sex, and a worldwide campaign against the people of petty exactness who rule the world.”—Hans Petter Moland. (108 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Zero Kelvin (95), Aberdeen (00), The Beautiful Country (04), Comrade Pedersen (06).

Adult audiences.

Sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Comedy.

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