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Nói albinói (2003)

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 ...
Elín Hansdóttir ...
Anna Friðriksdóttir ...
Lína
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson ...
Óskar
Pétur Einarsson ...
Kjartan Bjargmundsson ...
Gylfi
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ...
Þórarinn Skólastjóri
Guðmundur Ólafsson ...
Alfreð Kennari
Haraldur Jónsson ...
Teitur Sálfræðingur
Gérard Lemarquis ...
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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28 February 2003 (Iceland)  »

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€1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€9,252 (Netherlands) (14 September 2003)

Gross:

$60,135 (USA) (13 June 2004)
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Trivia

Gérard Lemarquis, who plays the French schoolteacher, is the father of 'Tomas Lemarquis', who plays Noi. Gérard Lemarquis is a French schoolteacher in real life, and the director 'Dagur Kari' was one of his students. 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

Prestur: Now, I don't know where your belief lies... but I recommend that we say the Lord's Prayer together.
Nói: I don't think I know the Lord's Prayer.
Prestur: Do you know another prayer?
Nói: No.
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I've seen this kinda movie before, but this one does stand out.
6 January 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You really have to like this kind of movie. The film mainly depicts the boredom and isolation that a teenager in a tiny distant village finds himself in. This will naturally result in a story where nothing really spectacular happens. This is of course necessary to depict the situation in a realistic way, but a lot of films in this genre tend to get boring themselves.

At least this film had plenty of entertainment to keep the viewer's attention. To begin with there's the magnificent imagery of the impressive Islandic landscape. But I'd mainly recommend this film because of the perfect mix of beautiful realism and tragicomedy.

All together a much more colorful result than many would expect from this kind of film and setting.


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