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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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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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Connections

References Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dánarfregnir og jarðarfarir (Death Announcements and Funerals)
Performed by Sigur Rós
Based on the melody by Jón Múli Árnason
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Worth seeing
16 October 2000 | by ingemliSee all my reviews

Reading the other comments here at the IMDB, I had very high expectations before seeing 'Angels of the universe'. I wasn't disappointed, and giving the movie an 8, I would say that I can justify that grade.

The movie has some incredible acting, especially by the main-person, Pall. The supporting actors are also doing a very good job like the patients in the mental institution, the parents and the siblings of Pall. The music is also worth mentioning, supporting the movie throughout, giving depth and feeling.

Although the movie is very scandinavian, it doesn't leave out some humour and has a sort of objective authorship about Pall's life. Still, if you want to see a cheesy comedy or something light-weight, this is not for you. It is a story about people with mental problems, about the way they are being dealt with in society - but most of all, a story about Pall.

I recommend this movie to all movie connoisseurs. It is one of the best movies that has ever come out of Iceland, if not out of Scandinavia.


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