Mother’s Elling (Mors Elling) DVD

by Peter

Everyone who’s seen the successful movie “Elling” (2000) probably remembers that Elling was a bit… attached to his late motherMother's Elling (DVD) (to put it mildly). “Mors Elling” is based on one of author Ingvar Ambjørnsen’s books written before “Brødre i blodet” (the basis for “Elling”).

It tells the story of Elling, living with his mom in downtown Oslo. She knows she won’t be around for ever and in an effort to get him out, show him the world, and help him stand on his own two feet, she buys tickets for them both for a trip to sunny Spain!Spain, after all, is where many Norwegians go to enjoy the sun.

What follows is a series of mishaps as we tag along with Elling through situations he’s never been in before. He goes by airplane for the first time; we follow him on the beach where he is surrounded with topless women; experience the Spanish nightlife with him; and see him befriending the Norwegian woman in the neighboring hotel-room, etc.

It is at times funny but never as light-hearted as the original movie. Here there is more emphasis on the seriousness of Elling’s condition, and we rarely find ourselves laughing quite like we did with the first movie. It is a warm, very enjoyable and very interesting movie, and great entertainment.

  • Actors: Ane Dahl Torp, Christin Borge, Erlend Bakker, Grete Nordrå, Helge Reiss
  • Directors: Eva Isaksen
  • Format: Import, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, Swedish, Danish
  • Region: Region 2 (NB)

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