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101 Reykjavík (2000)

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Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lola
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ...
Hlynur Bjorn Hafsteinsson
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...
Berglind
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Hófí
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Þröstur
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Marri
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Brúsi
Eyvindur Erlendsson ...
Hafsteinn
Halldóra Björnsdóttir ...
Elsa
Hilmar Jonsson ...
Magnús
Jóhann Sigurðarson ...
Páll
Edda Heidrún Backman ...
Kona Páls
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Ellert (as Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Nágranni
Jónína Ólafsdóttir ...
Kona á Tryggingarm
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Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com/Peter Brandt Nielsen

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30° below zero, five hours of daylight, what else can you do but get wrecked

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Release Date:

1 June 2000 (Iceland)  »

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101 Reykjavik  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,547 (USA) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

$12,182 (USA) (27 July 2001)
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Directorial debut of Baltasar Kormákur. See more »

Quotes

Hófí: A real lesbian? Tell me, what it's like? I've always been curious about that you know, to know what it's like!
Lola: There's only one way to find out my sweetheart
Hlynur: Can I come too?
Lola: No. I don't take groups
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Herbalife
Performed by Casion
Written by Samúel Jón Samúelsson Jr.
Courtesy of Japis
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A Real World
19 December 2001 | by (Helsinki, Finland (Akureyri, Iceland)) – See all my reviews

101 Reykjavik blowed my mind off when I saw it. Mine, who's lived in Iceland, spent (too!) much time in 101 Reykjavik and seen it all. It's so real that it's a bit scary; life really can be like that in Reykjavik. I'd recommend this film to someone who's interested in the Icelandic way of living and doesn't get shocked too easily! To make the experience deeper and fuller, also read the book! It's shockingly thick but worth every word in it.


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