You Said What? (2011)

Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen!
Feature Film | Comedy | Norway | Norwegian (+ Eng & Swe) | 1h47m
Dir: Nini Bull Robsahm & Patrik Syversen | Scr: Nini Bull Robsahm & Patrik Syversen | DP: Håvard Andre Byrkjeland | Prod: Kjetil Omberg, Benedicte Aubert Ringnes, & Terje Stroemstad | Mus: Gaute Tønder | Ed: Patrik Syversen | PD: Liv Ask | Cast: Henrik Thodesen, Marte Germaine Christensen, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Jenny Skavlan, Steinjo, Stig Frode Henriksen, Christian Rubeck, Julia Schacht, Pia Tjelta, Hege Schøyen, Peter Stormare
When he catches his girlfriend (Schacht) cheating on him with another man, mild mannered video store clerk Glenn (Thodesen) moves in with three of his friends, in this ramshackle and thinly written, though lovingly crafted and oft charming, Norwegian comedy. And with his frown in desperate need of being turned upside down, best pal Philip (Williamson) hatches a Miike Takashi-inspired plan to cheer him up, in which the four of them pose as film-makers casting their latest production, allowing Glenn to pick out a suitable replacement for his unfaithful ex from the bevy of beautiful young women that he expects to parade before them. Though initially against the idea, he soon finds himself playing along; and when he meets the attractive but struggling young actress Linda (Christensen), he finds himself pledging to turn their fake movie into a real one. Somehow, with funding acquired (then squandered and reacquired) and a real film star (Rubeck) signed up to co-star, with that American from Sweden (Stormare) agreeing to cameo, plus one or two professionals hired in key roles, the film soon starts, against all the odds, to take some sort of shape, even garnering media attention, of both the social and traditional kinds. However, with so much of their enterprise (and budding relationships) built on lies, it is not long before things begin to go predictably wrong. A pleasant diversion.