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Jar City (2006)
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A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

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Erlendur (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
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Eva Lind
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Elínborg
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Örn
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Katrín
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ...
Holberg
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Elliði
Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir ...
Elín
Guðmunda Elíasdóttir ...
Theodóra
Walter Grímsson ...
Handrukkarar
Magnús Ragnarsson ...
Lögfræðingur
Rafnhildur Rósa Atladóttir ...
Kola
Jón Sigurbjörnsson ...
Albert
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Örn's daughter is dead because of a rare genetic disease. By this time Erlendur has to find Holdeberg's killer. He has to find out what happened 30 years ago and to connect it with his case and he has another problem...His relationships with his daughter. Written by SpartakM

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2 November 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Having read all of Arnaldur Indriðason's novels, I was very pleased when I heard that Baltasar Kormákur was planning to make this film. The press immediately started a sort of a Scarlett O'Hara search, in terms of finding an actor capable of portraying detective inspector Erlendur. When Ingvar Sigurðsson was finally chosen, I must admit that I wasn't that keen, as I felt that he was not at all the right type. Having seen the film now I must admit that I need not have worried. Ingvar Sigurðsson's portrayal of Erlendur is first class throughout, both the bitter and tender aspects of that complex character. All the cast is indeed great, most notable though Atli Rafn Sigurðsson as the grieving father, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir as Eva Lind, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, as Erlendur's associates Sigurður Óli and Elínborg, and Theódór Júlíusson as the veteran hooligan Elliði. The cinematography is the best I've seen in any Icelandic film, the editing "par excellence", and the music extremely powerful. One has to give credit to the Reykjavik Police Choir, for the excellent singing. This is a film that everyone has to see, and I'm quite certain that it will scoop up quite a few awards at various film festivals. Keep on at it Baltasar. And hopefully you will bring other novels by Arnaldur Indriðason, such as Grafarþögn and Röddin to the silver screen.


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