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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
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson ...
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Hörður Bragason
Ásgeir Bragason
Kristján Edelstein
Gunnar Ellertsson
Friðrik Erlingsson
Rúnar Erlingsson
Jón Arnar Freysson
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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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iceland | song | singing | singer | musician | See All (7) »

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17 April 1982 (Iceland)  »

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Referenced in Gargandi snilld (2005) See more »

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Óvænt
Performed by Purkur pillnikk
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Not very good.
21 April 2003 | by (Reykjavik,Iceland) – See all my reviews

I Did not see Rokk í Reykjavík until just recently and boy I have to be honest this film is not very good. In Iceland it is a critically acclaimed and one of the most famous documentary ever filmed and has been applauded by every music critic in Iceland ever since it´s release in 1982. I don´t see why. There are very few band that are actually good I can name them they are Grýlurnar, Tappi Tikarass, Ego, Þursaflokkurinn and that´s about it the rest stinks. Fræbblarnir were not a good group. Purrkur Pillnik please and Q4U don´t make me laugh ( I however liked their song Creeps). As for the film itself it just shows the band perform and interviews some of them for about 5 second and then we get to see the next band and so on. There is not structure in the film. There is absolutely no real film making here just showing a bunch of people that are performing songs. The editing is not very good, the sound is horrible and the whole look on the film is not what I would call quality. Some of the people in the band were stupid and writing A everywhere while they did not even really know what Anarchy meant. They were from good homes some of them just bunch of rich kids who really wanted attention. I give Rokk I Reykjavik 5 out of 10.

For Tappi Tíkarass (Björk´s band), Egó, Þursaflokkurinn and Grýlurnar and their songs.


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