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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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20 October 2006 (Iceland)  »

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ISK 180,000,000 (estimated)
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Mýrin!!!
21 October 2006 | by (Kopavogur, Iceland) – See all my reviews

In my opinion it's a pretty good movie based on the fact it's from Iceland and we are unfortunately not know for our talent in the movie industry. Even thought I'm not too pleased with the casting of the main character, Erlendur, who does not look a thing like the character in the book the movie is based on, It's not too bad at all. The performance of Erlendur's daughter Eva Lind, played by Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, I must say it's was quite a shock how well she did. But here back in Iceland she is know for here TV-show where she is a diva called Sivía Nótt whom a lot of us aren't to keen on but I think it's just an Icelandic humor that not everybody gets. I do recommend this movie. It's not for the fragile sort of people. And since it's a typical Icelandic movie there are a lot of harsh words and it's a bit rough. I apologize for my spelling and hope you enjoy this movie. Thanks =)


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