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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:
An Icelandic Tarkovski ? 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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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:
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:
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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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An Icelandic Tarkovski ?, 26 October 2004
Author: pierre wolfcarius (pierre.wolfcarius@skynet.be) from Brussels, Belgium

Easily the most interesting and beautiful debut film of these last few years, with "Tan de repente" and "Verboden te zuchten" ; explicitly placed under the care of Kierkegaard ("if you hang yourself, you'll regret it, if you don't hang yourself, you'll regret it too"), Nói is as full of humour as it is desperate (with the exception of "love and getting away", Nói doesn't take anything seriously ; he's constantly playing : to avoid being sucked in by that seemingly absurd adult world which takes itself so seriously ; he dreams of escaping to Hawaii, looking at slides with a cheap viewing-box his mother just gave him for his birthday ; in this minimum world, everything is cheap...)… Frightful feelings of isolation and desolation, of being trapped on one hand ; but on the other hand, as absurdly funny (the parish-priest and Nói haggling over the depth of the tomb he has to dig in the cemetery ! and in Danish, Kierkegaard is the word for cemetery...) as it is anguishingly claustrophobic (Nói trapped, this time literally, in his secret cellar after the avalanche -- probably an allegory of his ever-increasing isolation)…

Filmed with Tarkovskian beauty (a permanent blue cast, at once gloomy, serene and unsettling ; blue maybe because it is the exaggeration, the saturation of white, the white of frost, the white of snow), it could be seen as the fateful tale (told more in images than in words) of a village "idiot" (in the Dostoievskian sense), or a "Stalker", as hemmed-in by (rather nice) people as the village is hemmed-in by (desperately beautiful) nature, doomed for absolute aloneness, into which, starting from mere difference and marginality (the "albino" bit), he will gradually "descend" (taking refuge regularly in that cellar being just another allegory of this) ; a journey to the end of the cold… tragic, but perhaps liberating… even if we can't, whatever we do, escape "fate" (the local fortune teller had rightly seen only "death and desolation" in store for Nói)… Starting rather realistically, the film gets more allegorical as it unravels (the avalanche turns out to have killed a mere 10 people : all those Nói had some contact with, and only those) ; in the last but one image, facing us, looking into his viewing-box, Nói looks like a robot, or a spaceman with his helmet on ; as for the very last image (the "real" view of one of the Hawaiian slides he used to look at : a beach of white sand, palm trees, and the gentle waves of a turquoise sea), it will probably be given as many interpretations as there will be viewers ; it proves once more that images, like words, don't have meaning(s) in themselves, but only relatively to the context into which they come inserted : here, the corniest touristic cliché becomes a thing of many meanings, an unfathomable mystery…

Like Aki Kaurismaki's "Match factory girl", in many ways a fairy tale in reverse...

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