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Noi the Albino (2003)

Nói albinói (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 28 February 2003 (Iceland)
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »

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Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Kiddi Beikon
Elín Hansdóttir ...
Íris
Anna Friðriksdóttir ...
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson ...
Óskar
Pétur Einarsson ...
Prestur
Kjartan Bjargmundsson ...
Gylfi
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ...
Þórarinn Skólastjóri
Guðmundur Ólafsson ...
Alfreð Kennari
Haraldur Jónsson ...
Teitur Sálfræðingur
Gérard Lemarquis ...
Frönskukennari
Greipur Gíslason ...
Dabbi
Páll Loftsson ...
Pabbi Dabba / Bankastjóri
Ásdís Thoroddsen ...
Bankastarfsmaður
Ásmundur Ásmudsson ...
Barþjónn
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with Iris, a city girl who works in a local gas staion. But his clumsy attempts at escape spiral out of control and end in complete failure. Only a natural disaster will shatter Noi's universe and offer him a window into a better world. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Budget:

€1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,808 (USA) (19 March 2004)

Gross:

$60,135 (USA) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

Palm trees are repeatedly present in the movie as a symbol: on the Viewmaster slide, on Noi's father's shirt, on the cake her grandmother bakes and on the green wallpaper at his house. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the psychiatrist examines Nói, the former behaves strangely negligent. No health care professional would administrate an intelligence test by giving the subject scarce instructions, since these are part of a standardized protocol. Instead, he would give detailed instructions asking the subject if he has understood them and should be present during, at least, a portion of the test. See more »

Quotes

Kristmundur 'Kiddi Beikon' B. Kristmundsson: There's no music in this fucking piano.
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Features Fist of Legend (1994) See more »

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Well paced, an engrossing picture
19 April 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A rebellious 17 year old student (Tomas Lemarquis) is dissatisfied with his life in a remote Icelandic town. He meets a girl (Kristmunder Kristmundersson) who works at a petrol station and together they dream of a world away from the monotony of their small town existence.

This is only the second Icelandic film I have seen and I was extremely impressed by it. The acting was very professional, the cinematography worked well in creating atmosphere and the music, which I believe was by the director's band, was very apt for the story.

The story was very simple but I feel that simple stories can often work much better than a highly complex and over indulgent pieces.

The main characters restlessness probably strikes a chord with many people who as teenagers living in a small town yearned for somewhere and something different.

A Very well made and interesting piece which I would highly recommend.


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