MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,184 this week

Country Wedding (2008)
"Sveitabrúðkaup" (original title)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 357 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 7 critic

A couple decide to get married in a church out in the country. It is 1 hour drive from Reykjavik but things do not go as planed.

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Autumn Lights starts Iceland shoot
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 23 Sep 2011
 
a list of 191 titles
created 07 Dec 2012
 
a list of 7 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Country Wedding" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Country Wedding (2008)

Country Wedding (2008) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Country Wedding.
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to inevitable doom; at home with his ... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
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
City State (2011)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in modern day Iceland, an immigrant vows revenge after losing his unborn child in an attack by a crime syndicate, thereby binding his fate with a troubled policewoman, her corrupt police commander, and a crime lord who's losing his edge.

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Stars: Zlatko Krickic, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Volcano (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Stars: Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir
Cold Light (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.

Director: Hilmar Oddsson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir, Ruth Olafsdottir
The Sea (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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
Stormland (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The tragicomic story of lone rebel Boddi Steingrimsson who lives in a small town in Northern Iceland. Boddi hates materialistic modern society in its entirety and on his blog-page he ... See full summary »

Director: Marteinn Thorsson
Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Þorsteinn Bachmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl breaks up from her petit bourgeoisie home and her piano lessons to lead an entirely new life, as one of the personnel at an institution for juvenile delinquents in a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Guðný Halldórsdóttir
Stars: Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hera Hilmar
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The beautiful Diana Klein seeks the help of private detective Harry, and his faithful assistant Heimir, when her father goes missing.

Director: Bragi Thor Hinriksson
Stars: Svandis Dora Einarsdottir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Kjartan Guðjónsson
Polite People (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A desperate city-slicker engineer cheats his way into a small farming community, pretending to know how to save them by refinancing their slaughterhouse not knowing that he's walking into a... See full summary »

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Stars: Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Claire Angelique
Stars: Claire Angelique, Christopher Hurst, Ingrid Bithiah Diener
Istedgade (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Four stories, taking place on the same day on or around Copenhagen's Istedgade, paint a lyrical portrait of the city and four distinct women: flaky Emma who desperately wants to please her ... See full summary »

Director: Birgitte Stærmose
Stars: Anna Fabricius, Helle Fagralid, Dina Al-Erhayem
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hreinn Beck ...
Band roadie
Caroline Dalton ...
Girl
Erlendur Eiríksson ...
Síði
...
Auður
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ...
Lára
...
Grjóni
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Svanur
Árni Pétur Guðjónsson ...
Stefán
Karl Guðmundsson ...
Jóhannes Karl
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason ...
Sigurður Atli
...
Barði
Tinna Hrafnsdóttir ...
Kiosk salesperson
Theodór Júlíusson ...
Lúðvík
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...
Imba
Sigurdir Kunar Karvarsson ...
Bus driver
Edit

Storyline

Inga and Barði decide to get married in a church in the countryside. They hire one bus for each family and guests and a band to play in the party. Inga travels with her parents and brother; her best friend Lára that brings her senile grandmother and her flirt Egill; and her mother's mate Svanur that has also a secret affair with Lára. Barði travels with his parents and sister Auður; the gay cousin of his father and his mate; and his friends Síði that Inga Hates and Grjóni that arrives later. They get lost and while seeking the church, the tension increases and secrets are disclosed in the dysfunctional families and friends in the great day of Inga and Barði. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Country Wedding  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire movie was shot in chronological order. This was due to the actors not knowing about the other characters "secrets" till they were actually revealed during shooting. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My first film of TIFF08
5 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

7/10

This film is more about how the acting came together than the story. That is from how I interpret what the director and cast explained during the post TIFF08 Q&A. Provided you have never seen any Nordic/Scandanavian films before this could be refreshing. But if you have seen others, it could still be interesting but it's hard not to compare.

The story is basically a road movie cross a private cozy wedding day bonanza. There are extreme close ups (chest and up) with hand held cameras, somewhat grainy stock, so if you have an issue with that it could be a problem.

The dialogue ranges from casually realistic to dramatically revealing. The story unfolds as the tension and that well foreshadowing the snow ball ending - a bit more climatic for my taste but logical.

There are loads of characters and they contrast well with each other. And since this is a comedy some characters are extended a bit more than normal. However, well improvised (in certain respects) and well conceived considering shot in 7 days.

The Q&A indicated the cast rehearsed on the history of the characters, but acted on the instance of each scene. Each had to make up an secret for the character and have to decide whether to review the secret during the shoot. While this kind of sounds intriguing it is nothing new and might be too much secret culuminating for one film ? Then again we all have secrets don't we ?


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song sung on bus anjakeilen
Discuss Country Wedding (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?