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Dorks & Damsels (2007)

Astrópía (original title)
When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ...
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Davíð Þór Jónsson ...
Jolli
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson ...
Flóki
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ...
Pési
Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Jörundur Ragnarsson ...
Scat
Halldór Magnússon ...
Goggi
Sara Guðmundsdótti ...
Björt (as Sara Marti Guðmundsdóttir)
Alexander Sigurðsson ...
Snorri
Gunnar Jónsson ...
Steini / Voice of Cowboy
Steinn Ármann Magnússon ...
The Don
Víkingur Kristjánsson ...
Fangavörður #1
Björn Thorarensen ...
Fangavörður #2
Dóra Jóhannsdóttir ...
Viktóría
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When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn to stand on her own two feet. Hildur possessing no skills or any practical experience tries to find work but without success. She's about to give up when by pure coincidence she lands a job selling role playing books and accessories at the local fantasy-shop Astropia. From that moment her life transforms. At Astropia Hildur is introduced to a group of nerds who give her a new outlook on life. Among them are Dagur a translator of romantic fiction, Scat a rapper who makes his nerdlyness look cool, the comic and video clerks Floki and Pesi, the violent tomboy Beta and an eight year old whizkid Snorri. Gradually unlikely friendships are formed and Hildur enters the fantasy world of role playing where she struts around in a skimpy outfit slaying Orcs and Goblins and the world of adventure starts blending... Written by Kisi

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Hildar likes to read love novels by Joan Wilder - obviously a reference to 'Kathleen Turner''s character in Romancing the Stone (1984). See more »

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Fresh and original
22 April 2009 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film on the Horror and Fantasy Festival in Haapsalu, Estonia. This is a remarkably warm, funny and well executed film and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir does very good work in her feature film debut as the brainless bimbo, who suddenly faces the need to earn her own living and gets a job as a salesgirl in nerd universe. It's beautifully shot and edited; the actors are very likable and the storyline is interesting and fresh. The film is funny without overly trying to be so and sweet without being cute. This is fun for both adults and children. Heartily recommended. Congratulations to everyone involved.


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