Watch Trailer
City State (2011)
City State | 01:15
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,532 this week

City State (2011)
"Borgríki" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 346 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

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.

Director:

(as Olaf de Fleur)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2516 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1377 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 
a list of 55 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 10 Mar 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "City State" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: City State (2011)

City State (2011) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of City State.
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jar City (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Undercurrent (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this ... See full summary »

Director: Árni Ásgeirsson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Halldórsson, Sigurveig Jónsdóttir
Grafir & Bein (2014)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Husband and wife, Gunnar and Sonja go to a remote house in the Icelandic country side. Shortly after their arrival strange things start to happen that might jeopardize their marriage as well as their lives.

Director: Anton Sigurdsson
Stars: Margrét Asta, Elva María Birgisdóttir, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Georg tries to get his life back on track after a five year stint in jail.

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Stars: Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Hilmir Jensson, Jökull Steinarsson
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to inevitable doom; at home with his ... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ashamed for being a debt-collecting thug, David believes that he is an ugly duckling waiting to become a swan. Through an unlikely mentor he finds out that life has indeed something very special in store for him.

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Stars: Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Eggert Þorleifsson
Cold Light (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.

Director: Hilmar Oddsson
Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir, Ruth Olafsdottir
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A couple decide to get married in a church out in the country. It is 1 hour drive from Reykjavik but things do not go as planed.

Director: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Stars: Hreinn Beck, Caroline Dalton, Erlendur Eiríksson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hugi is a teacher in a small and remote village in the east of iceland (population 169). He is quite content by himself among the mountains, which surround the quite village where hardly ... See full summary »

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Stars: Helgi Björnsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Björn Thors
Either Way (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Stars: Hilmar Guðjónsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann
XL (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Leifur Sigurdarson, an unstoppable ladies man and alcoholic parliament member, is forced in rehab by his friend and boss, the Prime Minister of Iceland. But before he gets spanked in public... See full summary »

Director: Marteinn Thorsson
Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, María Birta, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zlatko Krickic ...
Sergej
...
Andrea
...
Gunnar (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ...
Margeir
...
Rúnar
...
Ingolfur
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ...
Katrin
...
Jói
Gladkaya Luna ...
Jelena
Leo Sankovic ...
Stanko
Stanko Djorovic ...
Ivan
Elma Stefania Agustsdottir ...
Svetlana
James Davis ...
Gunnar's Bodyguard
...
Jimmy
...
William
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

City State  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was produced without any public funding. The staff worked on low salaries to be able to make the film. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Wild One Hundreds See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable attempt at Tarantine style cinema in Iceland
27 December 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

City State or Borgariki, is a twisted tail of criminals foreign and domestic and their dealings with somewhat questionable police force. Set in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, it mirrors some aspects of what has been supposedly happening during the last decade as foreign criminals take on the their somewhat softer counterparts in Iceland.

Each scene of this movie plays wonderfully on its own, with all the actors doing some of their best work (at least in this type of a movie) and filming and sound/music really well done. It was wonderfully surprising to see Jonathan Pryce pop up couple of times and the almost amateur actor Zlatko Krickic was superb.

The downfall of the film is its cutting. It could be possible that the story was somewhat at fault, but mostly it felt as each scene was not related to the next. There were even some totally unnecessary time jumping, which looked to be done as an afterthought.

City state would have been a better movie with faster pace, tighter story and cutting. Having said that, this film goes on my list of Icelandic films I recommend to foreigners.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss City State (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?