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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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20 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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An Icy Digression Into The Frozen North 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
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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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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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:
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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An Icy Digression Into The Frozen North, 15 June 2004
Author: Fred Arm (fha@bigfoot.com) from Pt Richmond, California

Take an alienated, bald, Albino teenager named Nói (Tómas Lemarquis) in the frozen fjord of northern Iceland and blend together an estranged ineffectual father while a grandmother who does not say much is raising him and the story is destined to be tragic and dark. Although Nói is well intentioned, he lacks motivation and is prone to having spells of exceptional bad luck. He is disruptive at school if he bothers to show up at all. Ultimately he is expelled and his alcoholic dad finds Nói a job working for a priest in a graveyard. As the scenario unfolds, he woos another somber and beautiful teen named Iris (Elin Hansdóttir), who works as a gas station attendant and café clerk. His relationship to Iris appears to be the only thing going well in Nói 's life; still it is just a fragile illusion.

It is winter in Iceland, such that the fjord is cut off from the outside world, while surrounded by an ominous mountain, and buried under a shroud of snow. Beautiful shots of glaciers and chilly seasides allow the tedium of this desolation to be a lot more tolerable. If you have ever been in a dead town out in the boonies somewhere, this one is even more comatose by comparison. It is hardly surprising that everyone is so somber and alienated from one another during the dark three-hour days of winter.

Please remember that this is not simply another typical bored teenager film--underneath it all Nói seems to have real promise, although his motivation is virtually non-existent. The walls of snow and ice surrounding his village give the illusion of a natural prison. Nói's desperate plans to break out fail miserably during a ludicrous failed bank robbery and an aborted car theft, further adding to his despair.

The movie directed by Dagur Kári is largely bleak and sometimes slow moving, yet it is temperamental, seductive, and distinctive. There are no cheap thrills, sexy scenes, car crashes, or violence, however the cinematography and the unfolding human drama draw you in like bees to honey and hold you there to it's amazing finish. It is not until a natural disaster so totally shatter Nói's universe that the film begins to offer the hope of a new beginning for Nói.

Nói is completely believable for anyone who ever recalls being a teenager. He is the embodiment of a disturbing reflection of the aspirations, naivety and unmanageable emotions many teens feel at that age. This film kept me enthralled and touched in equal measures right down to its startling climax. This movie is a must see for anyone who appreciates that life is different when you are just 17.

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