Baltasar 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
Direction: Baltasar Kormákur
Screenplay: Baltasar 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
Reykjavik Kormakur Hallgrimur Karason Orn Maria Karlsdottir
I liked the special atmosphere of nordic winter and cool techno beats.
so much different from the mediterrenean temper… it was good but i wouldnt see it twice.