"A Somewhat Gentle Man" - Movie Review

Stellan Skarsgård stars as Ulrik in this Norwegian movie, a gang enforcer just released from jail after 12 years for murdering someone. His old boss Rune Jensen (Bjørn Floberg) finds Ulrik awful accommodations with Rune's sister and immediately begins to demand that Ulrik kill the man who put him in jail. Ulrik is more interested in just living his life and reconnecting with his son (Jan Gunnar Røise). Despite being a killer, he is, in many ways, easy to push around. And from this we get our typically twisted and extra dry Scandanavian humour.

I have to admit, I did find the movie quite funny - but I was put off by Ulrik's sex life, in which he allows two out of the three women in his life use him for sex. And in every case we can see this because he's more interested in eating the meal in front of him than getting laid. Except for that third woman. Let's hear it for uncomfortable humour ...