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Brúðguminn (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 January 2008 (Iceland)
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 »

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Jón
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Anna
Laufey Elíasdóttir ...
Þóra
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Börkur
Jóhann Sigurðarson ...
Lárus
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ...
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Matthildur
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Séra Ólafur
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ...
Kristín
Karl Guðmundsson ...
Jon's father
Karl Agust Þórbergsson ...
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Baltasar Breki Baltasarsson ...
Student (Nemendur)
Sigurlaug Elín Þórhallsdóttir ...
Student (Nemendur)
Christof Wehmeier ...
German tourist (Þyskur ferdamadur)
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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 mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who demands repayment of Jon's loan before the wedding night. Second, his plans to build a golf course on the little island of Flatey where they live aren't going at all to plan. Third, his extremely drunk best man is on the loose without any shoes and lastly, the continual presence of his emotional first wife is haunting his every move. When the guests start flocking to the island, Jon starts getting cold feet. After a very long night of drinking and thinking, will Jon be able to make it to the church on time? Written by The Film Catalogue

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A Midsummer Night's Comedy.

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Iceland's official entry for the 2009 foreign-language Oscar. See more »

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Honey Will You Marry Me?
Written by Jakob Magnússon (as Jakob Frimann Magnusson) and Valgeir Gudjonsson
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Not a typical romantic comedy
14 August 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Icelandic film that would appear to be your typical romantic comedy judging by the movie poster. There's a whole lot more happening than the goofy mess that can be found in the U.S. theaters almost every weekend. This is art house goodness in almost every sense. What a beautiful, unique location this takes place in: a small, car-less island just off the coast of Iceland. A man is about to marry a woman half his age and has flashbacks to his previous wife and what happened in that marriage in the year leading up to this wedding. There are so many emotions going through several of these characters. The story almost seamlessly flips back and forth between past and present. Blink and you might miss which time frame it's in. A pretty interesting story that so easily helps establish the fact that foreign (to me) cinema is often much better than typical American trash! (Oh, and there's a great joke included about big burger butt Americans! Haaa!!!)

7.1 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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