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 overview, first billed only:
Hlynur Bjorn Hafsteinsson
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Eyvindur Erlendsson ...
Halldóra Björnsdóttir ...
Hilmar Jonsson ...
Jóhann Sigurðarson ...
Edda Heidrún Backman ...
Kona Páls
Ellert (as Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Jónína Ólafsdóttir ...
Kona á Tryggingarm


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)  »

Also Known As:

101 Reykjavik  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$39,841 (Iceland) (2 June 2000)


$12,182 (USA) (27 July 2001)

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101 is the zip code for Reykjavik's town center, the oldest part of town, this part of town is home to Iceland's cultural elite. See more »


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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Í bláum skugga
Performed by Stuðmenn
Written by Sigurður Bjóla
Courtesy of Skífan
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Excellent snapshot of Icelandic life
8 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I have been living in Iceland for a year and a half and got a picture of the country, its people and its capital, Reykjavík (I actually even lived in the 101 postal code in Reykjavík). This movie is really highlighting a type of persons that I have met quite often in Iceland. I think it is a clear and accurate picture of an important part of the young population. The main actor, Hilmir Snær Guðnason (Hlynur), is really expressing this disillusion that you can feel while enjoying Reykjavík's night life. If you want to go to this marvelous country or if you just interested how one can survived after a few months winter night, this is the movie to go watching. But do not worry, there is more than that in Iceland.

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