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101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 1 June 2000 (Iceland)
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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Lola
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Hlynur Bjorn Hafsteinsson
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...
Berglind
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Hófí
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Þröstur
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Marri
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Brúsi
Eyvindur Erlendsson ...
Hafsteinn
Halldóra Björnsdóttir ...
Elsa
Hilmar Jonsson ...
Magnús
Jóhann Sigurðarson ...
Páll
Edda Heidrún Backman ...
Kona Páls
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Ellert (as Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Nágranni
Jónína Ólafsdóttir ...
Kona á Tryggingarm
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Storyline

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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$12,182 (USA) (27 July 2001)
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Directorial debut of Baltasar Kormákur. See more »

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Hlynur: Lola will be his mum, and my mum will be his dad. And I'll be his brother, but his father too, and the son of his dad and of his grandmother and his mothers ex-lover.
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Lola
Written and Performed by Ray Davies
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You won't stop laughing
30 January 2004 | by (Freiburg/Germany) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I watched recently. A 30 years old guy, still living with his mother, refusing to get a job and quite retarded in regard to any relation with the opposite sex, runs into one crazy situation after the other, and his complete disability to handle them simply makes you scream out laughing. Yet, the humour in the movie is not of the dumb slapstick or nonsense kind, but, with some exceptions, actually quite intelligent, as social issues like sexual orientation, identity and general problems of way of living are dealt with. The spanish girl, as an intruder in the rather decadent and boring scenario of small Reykjavik, raises questions and perturbs the world of the small family perfectly by first seducing the son and then the mother, though unwillingly. Great acting. If this movie had a broader audience, it could really have become a big hit; now it encants only a limited number of spectators with its (very un-nordic) warm, easy and comfortable atmosphere and leaves you very satisfied. Big recommendation!


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