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The Icelandic Dream (2000)
"Íslenski draumurinn" (original title)

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A business man and weekend dad is getting worn down by family trouble, business failure and the continuous loss of his favourite football team.

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Valli
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The American
Hafdís Huld ...
Dagmar
Laufey Brá Jónsdottir ...
Silja the ex-wife
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Geiri
Felix Bergsson ...
Neigbour
Milena Delgado ...
Spanish friend
Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir ...
Edda
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Halldór the ex-inlaw
Guðrún Gísladóttir ...
Mother
Björgvin Franz Gíslason ...
Johnny Norway (as Björgvin Franz)
Hafdís Helga Helgadóttir ...
Sól (as Helga Hafdís)
Laufey Karítas ...
Vala
Sigurjón Kjartansson ...
Loser
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A business man and weekend dad is getting worn down by family trouble, business failure and the continuous loss of his favourite football team.

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A young business man looses track on reality when his obsession with soccer grows too strong

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8 September 2000 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Islandzkie marzenie  »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,694 (Iceland) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

$379,439 (Iceland) (17 November 2000)
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The Best Icelandic Film Ever
28 November 2000 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

This film is absolutely the best film ever made in Iceland. It's like Icelanders have finally started to make movies that you can actually compare to foreign movies in originality, character depth, style, story and so much more. Icelandic movies have been good looking yes, very well made production wise and so on, but not much else. This one might be a bit raw (it suits the story quite well) but what it lacks in production value it more than makes up for it in originality, story, acting and humor. It's also about the only Icelandic film that does not include the landscape as one of it's main characters. Instead it's the Icelandic people in all their ignorant and stupid glory.


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