Petter Næss

Petter Næss is the director of Elling which was Oscar nominated in 2000. Otherwise he has primarily busied himself in the world of plays and revues, both as scriptwriter, director and actor. Since 1997 he has been employed as a director at Oslo New Theatre, and was, among other plays, responsible for the critically-acclaimed stage version of Elling and Kjell Bjarne.

Mozart and the Whale (2005)

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Gary Cole  •  Sheila Kelley

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Gary Cole  •  Sheila Kelley

Elling (2001)

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men are released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Sven Nordin  •  Jørgen Langhelle  •  Marit Pia Jacobsen

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men are released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Sven Nordin  •  Jørgen Langhelle  •  Marit Pia Jacobsen

Love Me Tomorrow (2005)

Three years have passed since Elling moved to town together with Kjell Bjarne, his roommate from the institution at Brøynes. Elling now lives on his own in the apartment. Kjell Bjarne has moved up one floor, to Reidun and her little daughter Mojo. Elling feels like ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Sven Nordin  •  Marian Saastad Ottesen  •  Marit Pia Jacobsen

Three years have passed since Elling moved to town together with Kjell Bjarne, his roommate from the institution at Brøynes. Elling now lives on his own in the apartment. Kjell Bjarne has moved up one floor, to Reidun and her little daughter Mojo. Elling feels like ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Sven Nordin  •  Marian Saastad Ottesen  •  Marit Pia Jacobsen

Just Bea (2004)

16 year-old Bea is in her first year at upper secondary school in Oslo. Active on the school magazine, she falls in love with Daniel, the smartest and most gifted student in the top year, who returns her feelings. There is just one drawback, namely her friend' idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Kaia Foss  •  Espen Klouman Høiner  •  Kamilla Grønli Hartvig  •  Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen

16 year-old Bea is in her first year at upper secondary school in Oslo. Active on the school magazine, she falls in love with Daniel, the smartest and most gifted student in the top year, who returns her feelings. There is just one drawback, namely her friend' idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Kaia Foss  •  Espen Klouman Høiner  •  Kamilla Grønli Hartvig  •  Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen

Into the White (2012)

Thought provokingUplifting

Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Stig Henrik Hoff  •  Lachlan Nieboer  •  Rupert Grint  •  Florian Lukas

Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Stig Henrik Hoff  •  Lachlan Nieboer  •  Rupert Grint  •  Florian Lukas

Dangerous Waters (1995)

A dangerous criminal, named Falken, robs a bank together with a redneck small-criminal. They have to take a hostage and escape in a racing boat. When the hostage jumps overboard they have to stay at a lighthouse to wait for a boat. Here the conflicts starts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars Berg
CAST:  Petronella Barker  •  Nils Ole Oftebro  •  Morten Faldaas  •  Jan Grønli

A dangerous criminal, named Falken, robs a bank together with a redneck small-criminal. They have to take a hostage and escape in a racing boat. When the hostage jumps overboard they have to stay at a lighthouse to wait for a boat. Here the conflicts starts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars Berg
CAST:  Petronella Barker  •  Nils Ole Oftebro  •  Morten Faldaas  •  Jan Grønli

Absolutt Blåmandag (1999)

John and Siri Lill are a couple who have been together for most of their forty something years, but are yet to be married. He works for a newspaper, and is a heavy drinker. She is a respected hairdresser, working for Birger, a commom friend. John, usually, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Brit Elisabeth Haagensli  •  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Gard B. Eidsvold

John and Siri Lill are a couple who have been together for most of their forty something years, but are yet to be married. He works for a newspaper, and is a heavy drinker. She is a respected hairdresser, working for Birger, a commom friend. John, usually, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Brit Elisabeth Haagensli  •  Per Christian Ellefsen  •  Gard B. Eidsvold

Leaps and Bounds (2007)

The Kurdish boys Azad and Tigris are brothers. Due to an airstrike Tigris cannot speak anymore. They are sent to an uncle in Germany, the parents plan to come soon afterwards. The boys travel through Sweden and are accompanied by another family until Sweden. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Ali Abdulsalam  •  Richard Jarl  •  Peter Stormare  •  Per Fritzell

The Kurdish boys Azad and Tigris are brothers. Due to an airstrike Tigris cannot speak anymore. They are sent to an uncle in Germany, the parents plan to come soon afterwards. The boys travel through Sweden and are accompanied by another family until Sweden. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Ali Abdulsalam  •  Richard Jarl  •  Peter Stormare  •  Per Fritzell

Gone with the Woman (2007)

A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Trond Fausa Aurvåg  •  Marian Saastad Ottesen  •  Henrik Mestad  •  Sten Ljunggren

A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Trond Fausa Aurvåg  •  Marian Saastad Ottesen  •  Henrik Mestad  •  Sten Ljunggren

Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Aksel Hennie  •  Agnes Kittelsen  •  Nicolai Cleve Broch  •  Knut Joner

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Aksel Hennie  •  Agnes Kittelsen  •  Nicolai Cleve Broch  •  Knut Joner

Shameless (2010)

It's the summer of 1951 in Oslo. Lillian and Amund Wang are blessed with their first and only child. Adrian Wang - a boy or a girl?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Marcus Mathias Aarnseth  •  Andrea Pharo Ronde  •  Maria Bonnevie  •  Eindride Eidsvold

It's the summer of 1951 in Oslo. Lillian and Amund Wang are blessed with their first and only child. Adrian Wang - a boy or a girl?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Marcus Mathias Aarnseth  •  Andrea Pharo Ronde  •  Maria Bonnevie  •  Eindride Eidsvold

Death at Oslo Central Station (1990)

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eva Isaksen
CAST:  Håvard Bakke  •  Tommy Karlsen  •  Helle Beck Figenschow  •  Henning Syverud

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eva Isaksen
CAST:  Håvard Bakke  •  Tommy Karlsen  •  Helle Beck Figenschow  •  Henning Syverud

Nothing to Laugh About (2021)

Kasper Berntsen is a successful stand-up comedian, who has everything he could wish for. One day everything changes. He learns that he has a serious illness, and his girlfriend puts an end to it. Kasper's rising star as a stand-up comedian is given new life, when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Odd-Magnus Williamson  •  Sara Khorami  •  Øystein Martinsen  •  Karoline Krüger

Kasper Berntsen is a successful stand-up comedian, who has everything he could wish for. One day everything changes. He learns that he has a serious illness, and his girlfriend puts an end to it. Kasper's rising star as a stand-up comedian is given new life, when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petter Næss
CAST:  Odd-Magnus Williamson  •  Sara Khorami  •  Øystein Martinsen  •  Karoline Krüger