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Jar City (2006)
"Mýrin" (original title)

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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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Sigurður Óli
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ...
Elínborg
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ...
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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The take-away food Erlendur is eating is boiled sheep's head known as "Svið", an Icelandic delicacy. See more »

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Well Done Indeed
20 October 2006 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

I went to the premiere of Mýrin (Jar City) last night, the much awaited movie based on the novel by Arnaldur Indriðason. Having read the book, a lot of effort went into analyzing how it played out on the screen. And on that front, there are no complaints. I thought that the feeling of the novel shone throughout the film and the necessary plot changes were clever and executed perfectly.

A friend of mine who also went to the premiere, without first reading the novel, was also impressed and found it compelling and exciting.

The actors delivered their role nicely, especially Ingvar Örn Sigurðsson and the comedy relief Björn Hlynur Haraldsson. Gone is the annoying habit of acting as if you were on stage when on screen, that has troubled Icelandic filmmakers in the past.

The music is brilliant, both Mugison's theme music as well as the powerful opening and closing scenes with the Reykjavík Police Choir.

Having had high expectations for this film I'm very impressed. 9 out of 10. Keep up the good work, Baltasar Kormákur, there are many more novels by Arnaldur that would fit the silver screen.


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