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Credited cast:
Valdimar Örn Flygenring
J-i (as Jóhann G. Jóhannsson)


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Short | Comedy





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12 September 2004 (Iceland)  »

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The Man on the Back  »

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One of the funniest shorts I have ever seen
18 March 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

This hysterical short by the funniest man on Iceland, Jón Gnarr, is definitely one of the funniest and most clever shorts i've ever seen. The story is simple and yet brilliant and the actors give a great performance that'll leave you laughing in tears at their finest moments. Með mann á bakinu (With a Man on your Back) is about two strangers who meet on a mountain, they decide to walk down it together but as they're about to cross a river one of them seems to have a problem with getting wet so he asks the other one to carry him on his back. The other one is glad to do so and carries him on his back like a horse. But as they get to the other side the man on the back doesn't want to get of because of all the sharp rocks lying on the river bank and asks him to carry him a little further, the man does so. A little further he comes up with another reason why he doesn't want to get of his back and manages to get the other one to carry him all the way down the mountain. I don't want to describe everything that happens in this short you should see it for yourself, especially all the icelanders who know and understand Jón Gnarr's humor, but watching him riding a mans back like he was a horse will without a doubt make you at least giggle icelandic or foreign.

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