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Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999)

After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir ... Rannvá
Sigri Mitra Gaïni Sigri Mitra Gaïni ... Barba
Johan Dalsgaard Johan Dalsgaard ... Rúni
Elin K. Mouritsen Elin K. Mouritsen ... Barba's mother
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Rannvá's stepfather
Nora Bærentsen Nora Bærentsen ... Rannvá's mother
Egi Dam Egi Dam ... Rannvá's father
Lovisa Køtlum Petersen Lovisa Køtlum Petersen ... Rannvá's daughter
Adelborg Linklett Adelborg Linklett ... Rannvá's grandmother
Sverri Egholm Sverri Egholm ... Rannvá's grandfather
Birita Mohr Birita Mohr ... Waitress / Singer
Sjúrður Sólstein Sjúrður Sólstein ... Smukke
Høgni Johansen Høgni Johansen ... Helmsman
Kári Øster Kári Øster ... Hærget Mand
Anna Kristin Bæk Anna Kristin Bæk ... Blafferpige
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After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country, the Faroe Islands. They feel that they have outgrown the small island community, present themselves in outrageous colourful clothing and with a superior attitude to all things Faroes. The real purpose of their visit is to solve unfinished family matters, but they soon loose the grip, and find themselves fleeing the answers they came looking for. The girls are "rescued" by Rúni, a local fisherman, who gives them a lift in his old Ford Granada, decorated with zebra covers, flower lights and a stuffed crocodile in the back. On their journey up north they meet, among others, a fallen rock-singer, missionary grandparents, thirsty wedding guests and a Jesus wannabe. Rúni is constantly running errands, there is always someone he has to meet. Who is this silent, shy man? What is his curious business? And why does he get more bruised after each errand? The short route ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Faroe Islands

Language:

Faroese | Danish | English | French

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bye Bye Bluebird See more »

Filming Locations:

Faroe Islands

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Production Co:

Peter Bech Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although enjoyable and sometimes hilarious, this movie is poorly founded on a string of unbelievable characters and slow plot development while the emotional baggage seems to be referenced but not visualized. It obviously isn't a mainstream film, but even for art-house it is trying to be too mainstream-focused and it underestimates its audience in doing this. The movie is perfect for a dark Sunday afternoon, but don't expect it to get you in a more positive mood, for this, the film is treating its material (even the comedy) to heavily. Maybe the movie is best reviewed in comparison to its two protagonists, Rannva and Barba; both coated in glamour and good looks, but ultimately shallow, empty and pretentious.


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