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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 »
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Comedy, beauty, tragedy 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
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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
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nói albínói" - 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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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:
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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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Comedy, beauty, tragedy, 12 January 2004
Author: Alan Jacobs (alanjj@gmail.com) from Greenwich Village, NY

Noi is a tragicomic tale of a young man who is too bright to be stuck in the dismal life he was given, but not creative enough or tenacious enough to find a way out. He refuses to play by the rules, but has not figured out anything else that he can do or be. He has minor escapes, via a ViewMaster, books, a girlfriend from the city, a gun to shoot icicles with, but they are not ultimately enough to keep him from going berserk. But the tiny Icelandic village where he lives understands him, and refuses to do something so simple as to have him locked up or sent away. Rather, they just understand, and Noi cannot get out of his dreary cold existence.

The role of Noi is played by a skinny young man who looks like he's had chemo, but he's got a beautiful expressive face, which is on-screen almost all the time. I'd love to see the guy with a head of hair. His grandmother provides great comic relief as she does her aerobics, and his dad is a vivid character down on his luck in a way that only Scandinavians can portray. He's drunk on Elvis, and that makes his life bearable.

Hope this movies gets releases--it's beautiful to look at, funny, sad, touching.

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