Directed by Norwegian Petter Næss, Elling is a delightful, touching and heartwarming film that manages to avoid any cheap sentimentality. It is based on Ingvar Ambjørnsen's novel Brødre i blodet ("Blood brothers", 1996). Elling and Kjell Bjarne, who are mentally re-acclimating to society, live together and play off of each other's quirks evoking comedy and sympathy in a fine balance. The acting is suberb and the interaction between the characters is simply brilliant! A fantastic movie!