Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A nameless bachelor finds his life overtaken by a chatty female in Elling director Peter Næss's wry meditation on modern romance. The protagonist (Trond Fausa Aurvåg) is a lethargic man who maintains his harmonious existence by working during the day, and staring at his apartment walls by night. One day, seemingly out of nowhere, the reserved bachelor finds his life invaded by mysterious redhead Marianne (Marian Saastad Ottesen). A talkative woman who seems to be able to speak ad nauseam about any topic that pops into her head, Marianne continues to chatter as her exhausted partner in conversation slowly drifts off into dreamland. When he awakens to find Marianne making a soulful confession about a childhood trauma, his fate is sealed by his genuine sympathy. The following day, Marianne returns with a dozen boxes and a rather substantial yellow dresser.