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Dorks & Damsels (2007)
"Astrópía" (original title)

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Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ...
Snorri Engilbertsson ...
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
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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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Geekdom for the win!
3 September 2007 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I just came home from the cinema after watching this movie, and I'm absolutely in love with it.

Normally, when seeing an Icelandic film, you have to keep in mind that we're a small country with a small film budget, but Astrópía is one movie that has nothing to fear when being compared with big countries. In fact, I am proud to say that it was my country who came up with the idea for this wonderful film.

The story is about Hildur, a blond bimbo, who needs to get a job for the first time in her life after her boyfriend has been arrested. She gets a job at a geek shop called Astrópía, and slowly learns the way of the geek and how to survive a battle against orcs and ice witches. Through her friendship with her fellow role players (or party members), she grows into a stronger and more independent person.

This movie will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter without being degrading towards us geeks. In fact, the moral of the story is that geeks rule! At least that's what I think. But even non-geeks can enjoy it a lot, and get a glimpse into our silly little world.

The outdoor scenes are beautifully shot. Iceland simply is a perfect place for fantasy adventures with its mountains and waterfalls. The dialogue is well written and realistic and the characters are just adorable. It has wonderful humour, interesting action scenes and will make you love geeks, if you don't already.

Seriously, this is one of the best films I've seen this year and it deserves every single star I've given it.


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