The Bothersome Man

Synopsis: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Jens Lien
Production: Film Movement
  26 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Good afternoon.|My name s Andreas Ramsfjell.

You're expected.

Was the banner for me?|Yes.

Jump in.

I like making a bit of a fuss.|It's nice banner.

I have a car that's newer,|but it's in the shop.

- Are you comfortable?|- Yes.

I'll turn the radio on if you like.

I'd rather not.

- Where are we going?|- To your place.

This is number 42. You're in|apartment F on the first floor.

Here are the keys|to the apartment.

- And this is where your new job is.|- What kind of job is it?

You're an accountant|at a contractor's down town.

A good firm.

- Is that a problem?|- No.

You'll get used to it.

- May I help you?|- I'm supposed to start working here.

- Ravnsfjell, is that right?|- Ramsfjell. With an M.

- Hvard.|- Andreas.

- Welcome.|- Thanks.

- Want a gum?|- No thanks.

- Suppose you want to see your office.|- I should probably meet the boss.

- That's me.|- Say hello to Andreas.

- Hello. Harald.|- Andreas.

Andreas, this is Vigdis.|He'll be working in accounting.

- Excellent. That's Ivar.|- Hello.

Well...|Here we are.

- Nice office.|- Yeah.

A little cash.|Until you get a bank account.

There's something wrong with|the booze in this place.

They've watered it|or put something in it.

Nothing wrong with the booze.

I've been drinking all night,|but it doesn't work.

Doesn't work.|My head's still clear. It's terrible.

Don't listen to him. He's drunk.

I've spent everything I've earned|on booze, but still nothing.

There's no point.

And philosophical.|Drunk and philosophical.

I've tried everything.|Nothing tastes any good.

I used to like hot chocolate.|But it's not any good now.

- Nothing tastes anything.|- Don't listen to him.

And hot chocolate's supposed to be|nice. Dark and tasty.

- Just imagine the smell.|- You'll get used to it.

It's not just hot chocolate.|That was just an example.

It doesn't taste any good.|And it's all like that.

Hot chocolate, p*ssy and burgers.

- Nothing has any taste.|- What's your point?

It's not that it need to be nice|all the time. But once in a while...



Andreas, what happened?

You can't just sit here.

Don't touch me.

Harald? Come here for a second.

Andreas, what's happened?

Don't touch me. I'm OK.

Sorry about this.

Stupid of me.

Thanks for the ride.


- Hello.|- Hello, Andreas.

- Do you want some?|- Thanks.

Hello. Want some cake?

- I'm sorry.|- Anything we can do for you?

- No...|- It's important that you're happy.

Just let me know if you need a new|computer or a chair or whatever.

- Everything's fine.|- You're not too busy?

No. It's fairly simple.|Not too much.

Just let me know.

Don't worry about lunch.|Take whatever breaks you need.

- Can I sit here?|- Please do.

- There's plenty to choose from.|- That one. I like that one.

- It's got to be comfortable as well.|- Right. Must be nice to sit on.

- All of them are nice.|- Not all of them.

A lot of them are nice.|That one's cool.

- But it takes up a lot of space.|- Can't put it in a corner.

- Can't put that one in a corner.|- What about that one?

- It looks comfy, and...|- Not a bit too casual?

- I don't want to be a snob, but...|- Casual style. Good idea.

Then we could get|a more minimalist chair with it.

I think you're right.|Difficult to choose.

- Any plans tonight?|- No, I'm free.

We're getting together for dinner|at my place.

You're welcome to join us.

- Something wrong?|- No.

- How's that new girl doing?|- Better than we thought.


- What do you do?|- I sell kitchen interiors.


And what do you do|in the evenings?

I'm taking a class.|I'm interested in interior design.

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Per Schreiner

Per Schreiner (14 July 1932 – 28 October 2005) was a Norwegian economist and civil servant. He was born in Oslo as a son of Fredrik Schreiner (1905–1988) and Signy Rønneberg (1903–1983). He was a grandson of Kristian and Alette Schreiner and a nephew of Johan Schreiner.After finishing his secondary education in 1950, he enrolled at the University of Oslo whence he graduated in with the cand.oecon. degree in 1958. He was then a researcher and assistant at the University of Oslo, the Centraal Planbureau and Stanford University. He was hired as a consultant in the Ministry of Finance in 1963, and was quickly promoted to assistant secretary in 1965 and deputy under-secretary of state in 1971. From 1989 he was again a consultant, before leaving in 1992. He then spent some time studying at Harvard University and working for the consultant company Econ.He was also a board member of Pax Forlag. He died in October 2005 in Oslo. more…

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