How difficult is to create a new friendship or to continue some? Elling is a sensitive man who has been living alone with his mother until the age of 40 something. When she dies, he is sent to a state institution. He will meet there another weirdo, Kjell, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin. After spending sometime in there, they are being released and ordered to stay together at an apartment in Oslo. Together they will face the difficulties to be part of the society again. Elling has to find the courage to confront his fear of meeting new people and support Kjell on his passion about women. But the symbiosis for these two is sometimes difficult and leads them to funny situations. A touching film about the lost innocence from Norway that was nominated for Oscar.