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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
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
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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The take-away food Erlendur is eating is boiled sheep's head known as "Svið", an Icelandic delicacy. See more »

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Deviations. We're called deviations.
9 April 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I have been to Iceland, and I spent most of my time on the Eastern part of the island. I remember it as beautiful, and this film certainly displays that.

Besides the cinematography, the music is equally outstanding and certainly adds to the mood of the film.

Erlender (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson) is tapped to solve an old man's death, and finds a connection to an old cold case. Shades of Lenny Briscoe, he is trying to solve both cases while dealing with a junkie daughter, whom every scumbag seems to know intimately.

Family secrets, a genetic disease, and dirty cops all add up to an interesting tale of crime.


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