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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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8 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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'White Night Wedding' catches Edda bouquet
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 19 November 2008, 12:00 PM, PST)

White Night Wedding (Brúðguminn) Shines for Oscar Love
 (From Twitch. 22 September 2008, 4:00 PM, PDT)

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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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
live, laugh, cry, drink and meander in the white nights of iceland, 8 September 2008
Author: dumsumdumfai from Canada

Hmmmmm. And an admiring hmm at that. First thing I thought of is the same kind of emotional juxtaposition or almost confusion that rings through this movie as Reykevik 101 (the director's first film). Back then I was very uncomfortable with that, now still not normal per se but more manageable yet kind of refreshing.

Base on an Chekhov's Ivanov, the film alters back and forth wonderfully over time on events before and immediately leading up to a wedding on an island between an professor and a young girl. While the story's theme obviously stated in the movie and told by the director in Q&A, is about searching for happiness and doing the "right" thing, many hilarious moments are interjected directly with the dramatic moments and vice versa. And these moments of emotional swings are very immediate creating a push and pull effect. And this might affect some audience immersing into the story.

Q&A also brought out the same cast also acted in a stage production of the same play during the same time as the film's release in Iceland and was a very successful run. At times though, I did find a certain "lecturing" aspect in a few of the scenes. So although good, still a very idealistic or somewhat protruding kind of meandering.

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