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Mr. Bjarnfreðarson (2009)

Bjarnfreðarson (original title)
Georg tries to get his life back on track after a five year stint in jail.

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Hilmir Jensson ...
Roy Washington ungur
Jökull Steinarsson ...
Georg nýfæddur
Guðmundur Lúðvík Þorvaldsson ...
Grannur fangi
Guðmundur Fjalar Ísfeld ...
Þéttur fangi
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ...
Emilia fangavörður (as Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir)
Björgvin Ingason ...
Fangavörður
Elín Ósk Hölludóttir ...
Fangavörður
Edda Arnljótsdóttir ...
Hjördis fangelsisstjóri
Emil Adrian Devaney ...
Jón Danielsson
Dagur Ingi Axelsson ...
Sævar Danielsson
Jörundur Ragnarsson ...
Sara Margrét Nordahl ...
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ...
Ólafur Ragnar Hannesson
Arnar Freyr Karlsson ...
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The movie represents the tip of a solitary iceberg of disappointments. It is the final chapter in the lives of Georg Bjarnfredarson, an over-educated know-it-all, social outcast, closeted gay man, and his friends and co-workers. Sitting with him high in the ladder, letting life bedazzle his eyes with perplexity, is Daniel Sævarson, a shy young man who is wrangling with an uncontrollable web of lies he has concocted to deceive his family who think he is finishing medical school. Those two characters are joined by Olafur Ragnar, a 40-year-old man-child still struggling to fit in a normal society. The story begins when Georg is released on parole after a long stay in jail for murder. His mother, an obstinate feminist, refuses to take him in, practically disowning him. Daniel, an old friend, whom Georg tried to frame for the murder he had committed, reluctantly invites him to stay at his place until he gets back on his feet. Olafur, Georg's former co-worker, is also staying at Daniel's ... Written by Bob Buckingham

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26 December 2009 (Iceland)  »

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ISK 140,000,000 (estimated)
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Awesome Movie
25 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Let's be honest: Many Icelandic movies are definitely "acquired taste", and are not of much interest to most people unless they're into Iceland.

That is NOT the case with this movie. It's an awesome story, with incredible characters, and you don't need to know anything about Iceland or even be interested in Iceland to get it. It's based on a TV series, but I hadn't seen it before and didn't need to. I'm sure I probably missed some jokes, but it really wasn't a problem. I just read a description of the movie before reading it, which helped, but that's not even necessary. Also, the ending was great and really satisfying.

As cliché as it sounds, this movie made me laugh and made me cry. I hope it gets sold in international markets because it's a really, really good standard bearer for Icelandic cinema. I don't often give out 10s, but this movie really deserved it.


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