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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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'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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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
White Night shines bright, 21 February 2009
Author: johno-21 from United States

I saw this last month at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This is the fifth film from writer/director and noted Icelandic stage director Baltasar Kormakur. Baltasar and Olafur Egil Egilsson wrote the screenplay as a loose adaptation of Anton Chekhov's stage play Ivanov and the film was developed simultaneously with a stage play that featured the same cast. This was Iceland's official entry as Best Foreign Language Film to the Academy Awards. It has won several awards in Iceland and worldwide and was one of Iceland's biggest domestic box office hits. The setting is on the remote Flatey Island off the north shore of Iceland. University professor Jon (Hilmirsnaer Gudnasson) has an impending marriage to Thora (Laufey Eliasdottir), a former student of his and a girl half his age and only one year after his wife committed suicide. Thor's parents Laurus (Johann Sigurdarsson) and Sisi (Olafia Hronn Jonsdottir) run the islands only store, hotel and tavern and have had a bad business arrangement with Jon. A great cast and a great performance by Thorstur Leo Gunnardsson who plays Jon's rowdy and overbearing friend Borkur who has arrived on the island for the wedding. Great character development central cast and peripheral characters in this romantic drama/comedy. Excellent cinematography by Bergstein Bjorgulfsson and editing by Elisabet Ronaldsdott with art design by Atili Gretarsson and Gretar Reynisson. I would give this an 8.5 out of 10 and recommend it.

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