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Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay) and
Ólafur Egilsson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 January 2008 (Iceland) See more »
A Midsummer Night's Comedy.
Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Jón
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ... Anna
Laufey Elíasdóttir ... Þóra
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Börkur
Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Lárus
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ... Sísí

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Sjonni

Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir ... Matthildur

Ólafur Egilsson ... Séra Ólafur
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ... Kristín
Karl Guðmundsson ... Jon's father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ervin Shala ... Guest (uncredited)
Birgitta Sigursteinsdóttir ... Extra (2008) (uncredited)

Directed by
Baltasar Kormákur 
Writing credits
Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay) and
Ólafur Egilsson (screenplay)

Produced by
Agnes Johansen .... producer
Baltasar Kormákur .... producer
Kim Magnusson .... associate producer
Lilja Pálmadóttir .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sigurður Bjóla 
Jón Ólafsson 
Cinematography by
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson 
Film Editing by
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir 
Production Design by
Atli Geir Grétarsson 
Grétar Reynisson 
Costume Design by
Helga I. Stefánsdóttir 
Makeup Department
Ragna Fossberg .... key makeup artist
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurdardóttir .... makeup artist
Art Department
Davíð Örn Arnarson .... stand by props
Sound Department
Huldar Freyr Arnarson .... sound effects editor (dialogue editor)
Arni Gustafsson .... boom operator
Steingrímur E. Guðmundsson .... sound recordist
Kjartan Kjartansson .... sound designer
Ingvar Lundberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Björn Viktorsson .... dialog editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Omar Jabali .... first assistant camera
Geir Magnússon .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Mette Høst Hansen .... post-production coordinator
Marta R. Traustadóttir .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"White Night Wedding" - Europe (English title)
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96 min | Canada:96 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Iceland's official entry for the 2009 foreign-language Oscar.See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Incomprehensible mess, 7 November 2011
Author: the_wolf_imdb from Prague

I liked the first half of the movie because of the beautiful scenery of Iceland. The island is beautiful, the small community on it is interesting and one can easily start to dream how it might be to live in there. Some characters are really funny and definitely likable (the huge Viking-looking friend of the lead character is definitely someone who would be very cool to party with). And the "development project" for the island is funny and crazy as well.

On the other hand the story was somewhat hard to understand for me. It took me half of the movie to actually understand that the movie is basically a big pile of mess assembled from scenes from "the past" and scenes from "the present". These scenes are blended so homogeneously that they actually seem to be single linear yet surreal story. Actually I was not sure if there is one lead character who has one wife and tries to marry another one or if there are identical twins or what the hell happens. I was confused. The cuts basically do not give any clues about temporal relations of individual scenes.

So I have started to untangle the storyline mess only at the end - and the resulting story was not something I would like. Especially the lead character is very ugly in the resulting picture - cold, weak and immoral. His first wife was much more interesting and true character. Maybe it would be better for me if I spent the rest of the movie in false idea that it is just visually beautiful, surreal, experimental movie.

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