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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 »

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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 comically criticizes everything and everyone. Before long he has become an outlaw in his own hometown, just like his viking hero, Grettir. After a series of dramatic mishaps, he snaps and goes riding down south to the big city on his sturdy steed Nietzsche. He's got a gun in his pocket. He's ready for the revolution. Written by Anonymous

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There are two cuts of the film: The Original Icelandic release and a shorter, more direct "International Version". See more »

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Böddi - Böðvar Steingrímsson: Sex is Hitler; it always starts with an invasion and ends up in a dark bunker.
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Wanderers Nachtlied
Written by Franz Schubert (incorrectly attributed to Franz Schumann)
Sung by Ólöf Arnalds
Piano by Davíð Þór Jónsson
Produced by Sigtryggur Baldursson
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A great Icelandic film that plays a little like Greek tragedy...
19 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This dramedy from Iceland plays a little like the ancient Greek tragedies. Like Oedipus, Boddi (played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) is intelligent but still doomed to tragedy. Actually, I'm making the film sound too dry...

Rokland is simply great drama with some cutting satire and dark sardonic humour sprinkled in. From the beautiful cinematography to the quirky animation, there's always something good to look at here. And the story itself is never less than gripping and original. You've never seen a film quite like this.

I was impressed by all of the performances, but actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson simply hits it out of the park here. I knew this guy could act, because I'd seen him in a few earlier Icelandic films, but I was still blown away by his performance in Rokland.

If you're looking for something unique that will give you a glimpse into real Icelandic culture, look no further. Rokland is a film for you.


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