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Rock in Reykjavik (1982)

Rokk í Reykjavík (original title)
Rokk í Reykjavík (Rock in Reykjavik) gives a thorough overview of the powerful and expanding rock scene in Iceland. Most of the film consists of performances by a wide variety of ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Hilmar Örn Agnarsson
Júlíus Agnarsson
Eyþór Arnaldsson
Sigtryggur Baldursson
Heimir Barðason
Einar Örn Benediktsson
(as Bergsteinn Björgólfsson)
Hörður Bragason
Ásgeir Bragason
Kristján Edelstein
Gunnar Ellertsson
Friðrik Erlingsson
Rúnar Erlingsson
Jón Arnar Freysson


Rokk í Reykjavík (Rock in Reykjavik) gives a thorough overview of the powerful and expanding rock scene in Iceland. Most of the film consists of performances by a wide variety of rock-groups in various clubs in Reykjavik in 1981-82. There are also interviews with members of the groups representing different views on such features of the rock scene as sex, drugs and politics. 19 groups appear in the film. Written by IFC <icecorp@icecorp.is>

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17 April 1982 (Iceland)  »

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Í kirkju
Performed by Friðryk
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Absolutely Brilliant!!
11 November 2001 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

Rokk i Reykjavik is a documentary about Icelandic rock groups of the eightees, where bands like Ego, Tappi Tikarass (Bjorks first band), Q4U, Fræbbblarnir, Purkur Pilnikk and many more are filmed live. It also includes interwiev´s with some band members and common people with attitude. Anarcy is the main word! The title of the movie isn´t right thought, because it should have been called Punk in Reykjavik, because the bands performing in the documentary are actually all punk bands. Punk hit Iceland like an atombomb in the eightees, actually four years later than the wave struck other Vest-Euorpean contries. The film is a must see for all punk fans and fans of Bjork, because it´s really weird to see her as a little girl performing in a punk band.

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