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Angels of the Universe (2000)

Englar alheimsins (original title)
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 inevitable doom; at home with his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Páll (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson ...
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ...
Móðir Páls
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Faðir Páls
Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson ...
Sara Margrét Nordahl ...
Svana (as Sara Margrét Mikaelsdóttir)
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Þór Tulinius ...
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ...
Móðir Dagnýjar
Pétur Einarsson ...
Egill Ólafsson ...
Jón Karl Helgason ...


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 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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Release Date:

1 January 2000 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Angels of the Universe  »

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$59,125 (Iceland) (31 December 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Einar Már Guðmundsson wrote the novel "Englar Alheimsins" about his brother and his madness. See more »


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


Dánarfregnir og jarðarfarir (Death Announcements and Funerals)
Performed by Sigur Rós
Based on the melody by Jón Múli Árnason
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A master piece
6 April 2005 | by (Reykjavík) – See all my reviews

This movie I've seen many times. I read the book , Englar Alheimsins which was written by Einar Már Guðmundsson who received the Scandinavian book awards for the work. The movie does not start on the same place as the book starts. It happens in Reykjavík and the main character, Páll is young and having a good life with his girlfriend. But as she breaks up the relationship with him, he starts to get some headaches which make him annoyed and angry. And soon he starts to have big mental problems and then the movie begins. Soon he is puted in the Icelandic Mental Hospital called "Kleppur" and there you get to see some great characters like Viktor who thinks he is Hitler and Óli who thinks that he writes all the " The Beatles" songs and sends them to them with mind transporting. Ingvar E Sigurðusson who has the role of the main character Páll does is so work so well that it leaves you breathless. Also the music in this movie is mad by SIGURRÓS and just for the music's cost you should see the movie. Overall a great movie meant to be seen.

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