Set in modern day Iceland, an immigrant vows revenge after losing his unborn child in an attack by a crime syndicate, thereby binding his fate with a troubled policewoman, her corrupt police commander, and a crime lord who's losing his edge.

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Zlatko Krickic ...
Sergej
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Andrea
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Gunnar (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ...
Margeir
Björn Thors ...
Rúnar
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Ingolfur
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ...
Katrin
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Jói
Gladkaya Luna ...
Jelena
Leo Sankovic ...
Stanko
Stanko Djorovic ...
Ivan
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Svetlana
James Davis ...
Gunnar's Bodyguard
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Jimmy
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William
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When a foreign mafia decides to take control of the Icelandic drug market, a police woman lost in violence, a mechanic revenging for his lost son, a crime kingpin with a heart condition, a corrupt officer in love with a prostitute will destroy each other. Written by Anonymous

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14 October 2011 (Iceland)  »

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City State  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Melancholy Thriller
13 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Structurally and thematically similar to Doug Liman's "Go" and of course "Pulp Fiction" - the template to too many multi-stranded, time-hopping urban crime dramas - City State's milieu, a drab Iceland entirely devoid of folkloric landscapes, is more original than the content. It is a tale briskly told, that trades depth for pace, and some suspension of disbelief is required for the plot to convince. However the performances- particularly Zlatko Krickic - do partly compensate for the sketchy nature of the narrative, although both British actors seem even more out of place than their characters. Ultimately the combination of fashionable verite camera-work and grim mise en scene bolted onto contrived story-telling does not quite work and a promising socio-political drama about immigration, crime and authority barely peeps through its gangland mask.


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