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Nothing to Laugh About
Norway

Nothing to Laugh About

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A charming and humorous drama, Nothing to Laugh About follows the story of a man who sets out to rediscover his laughter.

40-year-old Kasper Berntsen (Odd- Magnus Williamson, Kon Tiki) is a successful stand-up comedian who has everything he could wish for: regular gigs at the city’s most prestigious comedy club and a fulfilling relationship.

But one day, his entire life changes. Kasper’s show is cancelled and when he gets home that same night, his girlfriend leaves him. To make matters even worse, he is faced with a nightmare scenario when he receives a devastating diagnosis from his doctor. Now left to cope with a complete mess, Kasper must ask himself: give up or fight on?

In his search for identity he discovers new sides of himself, giving new life to his comedy as he uses humour as a disarming and life-giving force.

Written by and starring Norwegian comedian Odd-Magnus Williamson and directed by Petter Næss, this heartwarming tragicomedy balances humour with seriousness, to explore how Kasper copes with a serious illness, gains newfound self-belief and finds laughter again.

18+ (exemption)
Director
Petter Næss
Cast
Odd-Magnus Williamson, Sara Khorami, Øystein Martinsen
2021 | 107 min | Norway | Comedy, Drama | Norwegian with English subtitles
TACKLING A SERIOUS SUBJECT WITH HUMOUR
Variety
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Zurich Film Festival 2021

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