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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 ... Guðrún Pálsdóttir / Móðir Páls
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Ólafur / 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 ... 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dream scene with the horses is not as clear as it should be. In the book, Páll had three siblings, not two as is shown. Four horses = four siblings. See more »

Quotes

Páll: Dreams: at the bottom of them we perceive the merciless onslaught of reality.
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References Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

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Bíum Bíum Bambaló
Performed by Sigur Rós
Lyrics by Jónas Árnason
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A spectacular movie that shows the hidden reality!
1 July 2003 | by Krista_HSee all my reviews

The film `Angels of the Universe' is based on Einar Mar Gudmundsson's novel. The movie reveals the reality that lays hidden to sane persons. The story is based on a man who has a loving and caring family, he has fallen head over heals in love, but when his girlfriend breaks up with him the man starts to lose his sanity. We get to see how the insanity overwhelms the man, which lead the man to be placed in a mental hospital. In the mental hospital he makes friend with three, really interesting patients. The movie gets funny and some point but lives in a dramatic environment.

I recommend this movie to anyone who has decided to take a break from the Hollywood motion pictures and see what unknown directors are capable of.


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