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Angels of the Universe (2000)

Englar alheimsins (original title)
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 what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary »

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Einar Guðmundsson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Páll (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Baltasar Kormákur ... Óli
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Pétur
Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson ... Viktor
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ... Móðir Páls
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Faðir Páls
Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson ... Haraldur
Sara Margrét Nordahl Sara Margrét Nordahl ... Svana (as Sara Margrét Mikaelsdóttir)
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Dagný
Þór Tulinius Þór Tulinius ... Rögnvaldur
Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir Hrönn Steingrímsdóttir ... Móðir Dagnýjar
Pétur Einarsson ... Brynjólfur
Egill Ólafsson ... Lúðvík
Pálmi Gestsson Pálmi Gestsson ... Vilhjálmur
Jón Karl Helgason Jón Karl Helgason ... Eysteinn
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Storyline

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 what seems like inevitable doom; at home with his parents who finally can't cope, and in the mental institution, Kleppur. Written by Signy

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Never fall in love because you will become a madman.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Iceland | Norway | Germany | Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

1 January 2000 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels of the Universe See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Einar Már Guðmundsson wrote the novel "Englar Alheimsins" about his brother and his madness. See more »

Quotes

Páll: Dreams: at the bottom of them we perceive the merciless onslaught of reality.
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References City Lights (1931) See more »

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I Put a Spell On You
Performed by Arthur Brown
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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Once in a Lifetime
22 October 2002 | by BrunoAlmeidaSee all my reviews

Ok, let me start. I´ve seen this movie about a year ago (in a special cycle, since it didn´t arrive on the regular circuit, as most Scandinavian cinema...) & it moved me like very few. It may be somewhat naïve and even simplistic at times, but this adds to its deepness. At the end, I was literally apathic, not wanting to be close to anyone neither to talk. The OST is also truly fabulous - Mr Hilmar Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós have done a truly stunning ambient work, carrying the film to a whole new dimension. In all, this is a uniquely stunning, profoundly depressive and amazingly beautiful movie, from a distant yet so close cinematography, of which I hope to see more (I´d heard of the film years before I actually had the chance to behold it...). So, for all you unshallow souls & admirers of beauty in/ through sadness, this comes as highly advisable (9 in 10, no doubt)piece of Scandinavian moviescapism. I think the only problem with it is the angst which it leaves - which... in what films concerns, is hardly negative. Congratulations to Mr Fridrik Fridriksson & the rest of the Icelandic (wonderful country, btw...) cast. Unique masterpiece.


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