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Englar alheimsins (2000)

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 »

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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 Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Performed by The Animals
Written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell
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Beautiful, sad, funny and relevant
13 December 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

As far as I know this was my first experience with Icelandic movies. It's such a relief to see something else than your regular Hollywood motion picture. Too bad that movies like this one have a small chance of succeeding in the big world. I can only hope that people watch this by accident, by recommendation or other...

Because it's really worth while. I left the cinema feeling really sad. I couldn't get the tragic destiny's of the characters out of my head. And it impressed me even more when I thought of the complexity of the film. Not only was it a tragic story, it had excellent comic reliefs and a very good soundtrack.

If you have the opportunity, watch it! It's really thought provoking and made me ponder a lot.


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