MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 36,651 this week

Parents (2007)
"Foreldrar" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 239 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 54 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
Own
a list of 744 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 01 Nov 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Parents" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Parents (2007)

Parents (2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Parents.
4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Halldórsson, Sigurveig Jónsdóttir
Children (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ... See full summary »

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Stars: Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Since his mother wants to watch TV, Axel, a young auto-mechanic, must recover her remote control, accidentally taken by his punk sister Maja. During his quest, he becomes involved in the ... See full summary »

Director: Óskar Jónasson
Stars: Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson, Þórarinn Eyfjörð, Thorarinn Oskar Thorarinsson
The Sea (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hélène de Fougerolles
Heiðin (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Not expecting his son back today, Emil is brought to face his past, his family, his community, after he finds himself stuck upon the small mountain. This will be a day to remember.

Director: Einar Thor
Stars: Jóhann Sigurðarson, Gísli Pétur Hinriksson, Guðrún Gísladóttir
The Deep (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson
Brúðguminn (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir
Jar City (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Cold Fever (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens
XL (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Leifur Sigurdarson, an unstoppable ladies man and alcoholic parliament member, is forced in rehab by his friend and boss, the Prime Minister of Iceland. But before he gets spanked in public... See full summary »

Director: Marteinn Thorsson
Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, María Birta, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways.

Director: Óskar Jónasson
Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Edda Arnljótsdóttir ...
Mother
Reine Brynolfsson ...
Johann
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ...
Nurse
Brian Fitzgibbon ...
John
...
Gardar
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Addi
Gunnar Hansson ...
Bjarni
Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir ...
Erna
Víkingur Kristjánsson ...
Einar Birgir
...
Katrin Rós
Petur Rognvaldsson ...
...
Óskar Sveinn
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Halla
...
Marino
Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir ...
Katrin Eldri
Edit

Storyline

The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change. Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out. Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her. PARENTS is the independent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and ... Written by Icelandic Film Centre

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dark secrets are slowly revealed in the suburban modern day Reykjavik when a desperate trip of a dentist, a successful businessman and a young mother running away from her past meet by chance.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Eltern  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Twin film 'Börn' (English title 'Children') released in 2006 focused on the underdogs of Icelandic society and was nominated for 8 Edda's - The Icelandic Film & TV Awards 2006 See more »

Connections

Follows Children (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The director has shot one of the best movies in recent years.
15 April 2008 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Ragnar Bragason, who is an İcelandic director, follows Börn, which is the first film of a series. Actually we think that Börn and Foreldrar are different films, but it's not true, because these films are parts of one film. In the first one, Börn, was more active and boisterous, because it was the introductory chapter of the story. Nonetheless, Foreldrar is slower and shorter. It emphasizes leitmotif by more direct ways. It explains the family, which is the basic composition of society, and individual solitude. Foreldrar becomes an impressive movie with the director's attitude which dares to use classical narration like Godard's cinema and his method of approach to his characters similar to Mike Leigh's cinema. Finally, this movie's visual world which was created by Bragason and its dramatic dialogs are both perfect. The director has shot one of the best movies in recent years. It definitely deserves praise.

BuRnOut_TR


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Parents (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?