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Director:
Writer:
Dagur Kári (writer)
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Release Date:
28 February 2003 (Iceland) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
20 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Metaphor Time in a Remote Icelandic Village See more (53 total) »

Cast

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Tómas Lemarquis ... Nói
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Kiddi Beikon
Elín Hansdóttir ... Íris
Anna Friðriksdóttir ... Lína
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
Óttarr Proppé ... Starfsmaður í Herrafataverslun
Gunnhildur Björk Elíasdóttir ... Afgreiðsludama í sjoppu

Unnar Reynisson ... Dyravörður
Sveinn Geirsson ... Lögga 1 / Björgunarmaður (as Sveinn Þ. Geirsson)
Þorgeir Guðmundsson ... Lögga 2
Helgi E. Helgason ... Sjónvarpsþulur

Directed by
Dagur Kári 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dagur Kári  writer

Produced by
Philippe Bober .... producer
Soledad Gatti-Pascual .... co-producer
Lene Ingemann .... executive producer
Lene Ingemann .... producer
Kim Magnusson .... producer
Tivi Magnusson .... executive producer
Skuli Fr. Malmquist .... producer
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... executive producer
Thor Sigurjonsson .... producer (as Þórir Snær Sigurjónsson)
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Þorfinnur Ómarsson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Orri Jonsson 
Dagur Kári 
 
Cinematography by
Rasmus Videbæk 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Dencik 
 
Production Design by
Jon Steinar Ragnarsson 
 
Art Direction by
Jon Steinar Ragnarsson 
 
Costume Design by
Linda B. Arnardóttir 
Tanja Dehmel 
 
Makeup Department
Metusalemsdottir .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ásdís Thoroddsen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Newton .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Huldar Freyr Arnarson .... dialogue editor
Pétur Einarsson .... sound
Arni Gustafsson .... sync
Kjartan Kjartansson .... sound mixer
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephan Liepe .... foley recordist
Erik Mischijew .... foley supervisor
Matz Müller .... foley editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ingvar Stefánsson .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Legendre .... color timer
 
Music Department
Anna G. Magnusdottir .... music licensing
 
Other crew
Hlín Jóhannesdóttir .... production coordinator
Edda Fransiska Kjarval .... production assistant
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nói albinói" - Iceland (original title)
"Nói" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and brief nudity
Runtime:
France:82 min | Iceland:93 min | Netherlands:90 min (Rotterdam Film Festival) | Netherlands:95 min | USA:93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-7 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13
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Did You Know?

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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Frönskukennari:Bonjour. Today I'II teach you how to make real mayonnaise.See more »
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Metaphor Time in a Remote Icelandic Village, 21 March 2004

[See the IMDb page for "Noi albinoni" for cast names: none are known in the U.S.]

When I first heard the title of this film a while back I wondered why a film about the composer, Albinoni, would be coming from Iceland of all places. Then I learned it's about a somewhat wayward teen living in a frigid, remote and lonesome village in Iceland.

Noi is a high school drop-in. That means he occasionally attends classes to catch up on his sleep (after being awakened by grandma with an effective but uncommon alarm). He's an albino but little is made of that, his mutation being essentially a metaphor for the opacity of his slow, largely aimless direction.

Noi lives with his grandmother but he has a not atypical buddy/adversary relationship with his taxi driver drunkard dad. About the only real emotion this kid shows is concern for his father's feelings when the polite but exasperated principal expels the teen: sending in a Panasonic tape recorder to sub for his classroom presence was the last straw for the threatened teachers.

Noi doesn't work and he basically spends his time doing very little not that there's much to do in the snowbound neighborhood. A very pretty bookseller's daughter, Iris, from the city, is visiting her dad and working in a usually empty cafe appended to a gas station. Noi pursues her with the languid inattention that seems to characterize his life.

This isn't a typical bored teen flick. Noi seems to have real promise and no motivation. The ice walls surrounding his village are a prison and he has no plans to break out other than a ludicrous failed bank robbery and a car heist to set him off on a road to nowhere. As a collection of sketches suggesting that natural boundaries have consequences for a kid with a different take on life, "Noi" is interesting.

Ultimately Noi must face a challenge dropped on him, literally, by a natural disaster. What if anything he learns from the experience is unclear. There's no neat ending to this movie.

The excellent cinematography highlights the barrenness of Noi's village. I almost sustained snow glare watching this short film.

And speaking of its shortness, I do wonder why this ninety-three minute movie had an eighty-two minute running time in France. What could there have been to cut? There's enough minimalism in the full version.

8/10

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