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101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 1 June 2000 (Iceland)
Will the 30 y.o. Hlynur ever move out of his mother's apartment in Reykjavík? Social welfare keeps him passive but things change when his mother's Spanish friend, Lola, arrives and stays through Xmas and New Year's Eve.

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Baltasar Kormákur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Lola
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Hlynur Bjorn Hafsteinsson
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Berglind
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir ... Hófí
Baltasar Kormákur ... Þröstur
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Marri
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Brúsi
Eyvindur Erlendsson Eyvindur Erlendsson ... Hafsteinn
Halldóra Björnsdóttir Halldóra Björnsdóttir ... Elsa
Hilmar Jonsson Hilmar Jonsson ... Magnús
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Páll
Edda Heidrún Backman Edda Heidrún Backman ... Kona Páls
Gudmundur Thorvaldsson ... Ellert (as Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ... Nágranni
Jónína Ólafsdóttir Jónína Ólafsdóttir ... Kona á Tryggingarm
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Storyline

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com/Peter Brandt Nielsen

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30° below zero, five hours of daylight, what else can you do but get wrecked

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Directorial debut of Baltasar Kormákur. See more »

Quotes

Hlynur: The worst thing about AIDS as a method of suicide is that it takes so long to die from it.
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Connections

Referenced in I'm Tired of Killing Your Lovers (2002) See more »

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Í bláum skugga
Performed by Stuðmenn
Written by Sigurður Bjóla
Courtesy of Skífan
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Excellent snapshot of Icelandic life
8 November 2005 | by huygensSee all my reviews

I have been living in Iceland for a year and a half and got a picture of the country, its people and its capital, Reykjavík (I actually even lived in the 101 postal code in Reykjavík). This movie is really highlighting a type of persons that I have met quite often in Iceland. I think it is a clear and accurate picture of an important part of the young population. The main actor, Hilmir Snær Guðnason (Hlynur), is really expressing this disillusion that you can feel while enjoying Reykjavík's night life. If you want to go to this marvelous country or if you just interested how one can survived after a few months winter night, this is the movie to go watching. But do not worry, there is more than that in Iceland.


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Release Date:

1 June 2000 (Iceland) See more »

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Reykjavík, Iceland See more »

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Gross USA:

$126,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,459
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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