101 Reykjavík (2000)

2000 101 Reykjavik Reykjavík Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtBaltasar Kormákur’s debut feature, based on Hallgrímur Helgason’s novel, is an Icelandic comedy about a slacker called Hlynur who lives with his mother and permanently on the dole. Hlynur’s whole life consists of watching porn, getting drunk in the local pub and having the occasional noncommittal shag.

A peach of a film, 101 Reykjavík will have you smiling a lot. The intriguing story will keep you glued from beginning to end.

The film score was produced by Damon Albarn of Blur and Einar Orn Benediktsson of the Sugarcubes.


You can find more information on this Icelandic-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the mediocre IMDb user rating; this is an excellent film.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: 101 Reykjavík

Language: Icelandic

Direction: Baltasar Kormákur

ScreenplayBaltasar Kormákur

Cinematography: Peter Steuger

Editing: Skule Eriksen, Sigvaldi J. Kárason

Score: Damon Albarn, Einar Örn Benediktsson

Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir


Full Acting Cast and Roles

Reykjavik Kormakur Hallgrimur Karason Orn Maria Karlsdottir

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  1. I liked the special atmosphere of nordic winter and cool techno beats.

  2. so much different from the mediterrenean temper… it was good but i wouldnt see it twice.

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