Most Popular Icelandic-Language Feature Films


1. Frozen (I) (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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74 Metascore

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Votes: 438,799 | Gross: $400.74M

2. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 59,378 | Gross: $41.01M

3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 244,441 | Gross: $58.23M

4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 144,210 | Gross: $24.01M

5. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes

Votes: 28,863 | Gross: $45.61M

6. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 152,730 | Gross: $70.08M

7. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 142,484 | Gross: $47.28M

8. Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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56 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens

Votes: 173,397 | Gross: $160.20M

9. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 30,811 | Gross: $3.25M

10. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.8
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57 Metascore

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

Votes: 88,687 | Gross: $101.70M

11. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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29 Metascore

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means

Votes: 37,912 | Gross: $10.23M

12. Hrútar (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.3
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In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jón Benónýsson

Votes: 7,256 | Gross: $0.14M

13. Hjartasteinn (2016)

129 min | Drama

7.9
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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his ... See full summary »

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 306

14. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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53 Metascore

In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Votes: 16,052 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 12,105

16. Fúsi (I) (2015)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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Fusi, a 43 years old man still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by one of the monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Alma and young Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir

Votes: 3,851

17. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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36 Metascore

"No Such Thing" tells the story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancée only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Margrét Ákadóttir, Julie Anderson

Votes: 3,448 | Gross: $0.06M

18. More American Graffiti (1979)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.2
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $8.10M

19. Direktøren for det hele (2006)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 9,203 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Autumn Lights (2016)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

4.9
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37 Metascore

An American photographer adrift in a remote Icelandic community becomes entangled in the lives of a mysterious European couple.

Director: Angad Aulakh | Stars: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 138

21. Eiðurinn (2016)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Votes: 245

22. 101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

Votes: 8,400 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Djúpið (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 3,768

24. Metalhead (2013)

97 min | Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 3,798

25. Þrestir (I) (2015)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Jarkko Lahti

Votes: 862

26. Kurteist fólk (2011)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A desperate city-slicker engineer cheats his way into a small farming community, pretending to know how to save them by refinancing their slaughterhouse not knowing that he's walking into a... See full summary »

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson | Stars: Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Eggert Þorleifsson

Votes: 115

27. Nói albinói (2003)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Friðriksdóttir

Votes: 8,000 | Gross: $0.06M

28. Jar City (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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75 Metascore

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

Votes: 4,355

29. L'effet aquatique (2016)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Samir falls in love with Agathe, a swimming-instructor. To seduce her he pretends he doesn't know how to swim so she can teach him.

Directors: Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget | Stars: Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Didda Jónsdóttir, Philippe Rebbot

Votes: 321

30. Vonarstræti (2014)

129 min | Drama

7.4
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Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of... See full summary »

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Thor Kristjansson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,110

31. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin, Mako

Votes: 1,786

32. Hross í oss (2013)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving, Johann Pall Oddson, Kristbjörg Kjeld

Votes: 2,179 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Mávahlátur (2001)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or ... See full summary »

Director: Ágúst Guðmundsson | Stars: Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ugla Egilsdóttir, Heino Ferch, Hilmir Snær Guðnason

Votes: 602

34. Englar alheimsins (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson

Votes: 2,396

35. Eldfjall (2011)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 1,010

36. Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

Not Rated | 135 min | Fantasy

6.6
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61 Metascore

The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Matthew Barney, Björk, Shigeru Akahori, Naomi Araki

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.23M

37. When the Raven Flies (1984)

109 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Jakob Þór Einarsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Helgi Skúlason, Gotti Sigurdarson

Votes: 1,995

38. A Reykjavík Porno (2016)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A REYKJAVIK PORNO is a Nordic-noir, Icelandic-Scottish feature. A curious student, disturbed by his encounters with online pornography, sets out on an ill-conceived search for revenge in ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Maley | Stars: Ylfa Edelstein, Grétar Már Garðarsson, Pálmi Gestsson, Salome R. Gunnarsdottir

Votes: 21

39. Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008)

88 min | Thriller

6.8
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Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways.

Director: Óskar Jónasson | Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,889

40. Hafið (2002)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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52 Metascore

A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hélène de Fougerolles, Kristbjörg Kjeld

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Rift (2017)

111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

A dead relationship haunts two men in a secluded cabin.

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen | Stars: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir

42. A Night for Dying Tigers (2010)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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There's no place like home. Thank god. A Night for Dying Tigers is a dark, heartfelt and ultimately revealing portrait of a family on the edge of disintegration.

Director: Terry Miles | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Gil Bellows, John Pyper-Ferguson, Leah Gibson

Votes: 360

43. Vildspor (1998)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen, Nukâka, Pálína Jónsdóttir

Votes: 520

44. Världens bästa Karlsson (1974)

99 min | Family

5.7
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Karlsson is a very short, very portly and overconfident man who lives in a small house hidden behind a chimney on the roof of a very ordinary apartment building, on a very ordinary street ... See full summary »

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Lars Söderdahl, Mats Wikström, Catrin Westerlund, Stig Ossian Ericson

Votes: 1,343

45. Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (2011)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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An over confident teen with a magical weapon and a handful of imperfect gods join forces against an evil queen and her army of giants

Directors: Óskar Jónasson, Toby Genkel, Gunnar Karlsson | Stars: Justin Gregg, Paul Tylak, Nicola Coughlan, Liz Lloyd

Votes: 818

46. Svartur á leik (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Damon Younger, María Birta

Votes: 3,561

47. Borgríki 2 (2014)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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In order to take down a major criminal organization, the ambitious head of the internal affairs unit of the Reykjavik P.D. decides to investigate a corrupt police lieutenant. Tipped off ... See full summary »

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson | Stars: Darri Ingolfsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Votes: 181

48. Brúðguminn (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,123

49. Cold Fever (1995)

Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Gísli Halldórsson

Votes: 1,495 | Gross: $0.34M

50. Strákarnir okkar (2005)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). ... See full summary »

Director: Róbert I. Douglas | Stars: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Helgi Björnsson, Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir

Votes: 838 | Gross: $0.00M