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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Quotes

Hlynur: The boozer-loser-blues piss-up pick-up place. Old meat served on every table. Recycled jawbones kissing, pickled bollocks in pussy juice. Everybody's had everybody. It's like the waiting room at the VD clinic. Everybody locked up in the same DNA chain. Abortions floating between the tables. This place is haunted by unborn children. It's like the family reunion of a non-existent family.
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Connections

Referenced in Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Um þig
Performed by Ellý Vilhjálms
Written by Luiz Bonfá and Ólafur Gaukur Þórhallsson
Courtesy of Skífan
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Cold world
8 January 2005 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Iceland is a strange country, isolated from the rest of the world and with a strong sense of its traditional identity; but also affluent, liberal and with a reputation for hedonism. '101 Reykjavik', named after a district of its capital city famed for its nightclubs, takes a wry and jaundiced look at that society, viewing it through the perspective of Hlynur, a depressed, childish and insular young man living at home with his mother. Hlynur seems a very Icelandic sort of anti-hero, and the link between the nature of the characters and their place of abode gives this quirky comedy a distinctive and authentic feel, although it seems slightly surprising how much female attention the socially defective Hylnur is able to attract. There are more sophisticated movies out there, but '101 Rekjavik' is always entertaining and certainly worth watching, especially to anyone who's wondered what it really must be like to live in such a peculiar outpost of the western world.


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