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Páll (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
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Óli
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Pétur
Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson ...
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ...
Móðir Páls
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Faðir Páls
Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson ...
Haraldur
Sara Margrét Nordahl ...
Svana (as Sara Margrét Mikaelsdóttir)
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Dagný
Þór Tulinius ...
Rögnvaldur
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ...
Móðir Dagnýjar
Pétur Einarsson ...
Brynjólfur
Egill Ólafsson ...
Lúðvík
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Vilhjálmur
Jón Karl Helgason ...
Eysteinn
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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 with his parents who finally can't cope, and in the mental institution, Kleppur. Written by Signy

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Never fall in love because you will become a madman.

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1 January 2000 (Iceland)  »

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Angels of the Universe  »

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$59,125 (Iceland) (31 December 1999)
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The dream scene with the horses is not as clear as it should be. In the book, Páll had three siblings, not two as is shown. Four horses = four siblings. See more »

Quotes

Páll: Dreams: at the bottom of them we perceive the merciless onslaught of reality.
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References City Lights (1931) See more »

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Bíum Bíum Bambaló
Performed by Sigur Rós
Lyrics by Jónas Árnason
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A spectacular movie that shows the hidden reality!
1 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The film `Angels of the Universe' is based on Einar Mar Gudmundsson's novel. The movie reveals the reality that lays hidden to sane persons. The story is based on a man who has a loving and caring family, he has fallen head over heals in love, but when his girlfriend breaks up with him the man starts to lose his sanity. We get to see how the insanity overwhelms the man, which lead the man to be placed in a mental hospital. In the mental hospital he makes friend with three, really interesting patients. The movie gets funny and some point but lives in a dramatic environment.

I recommend this movie to anyone who has decided to take a break from the Hollywood motion pictures and see what unknown directors are capable of.


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