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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.

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur
9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Country:

Iceland | Denmark | France | Norway | Germany

Language:

Icelandic | English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2000 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

101 Reykjavik See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$126,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,459
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Baltasar Kormákur. See more »

Quotes

Lola: So, what do you do?
Hlynur: Nothing.
Lola: What kind of nothing?
Hlynur: The nothing kind of nothing.
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Connections

Referenced in Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Herbalife
Performed by Casion
Written by Samúel Jón Samúelsson Jr.
Courtesy of Japis
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Cold world
8 January 2005 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Iceland is a strange country, isolated from the rest of the world and with a strong sense of its traditional identity; but also affluent, liberal and with a reputation for hedonism. '101 Reykjavik', named after a district of its capital city famed for its nightclubs, takes a wry and jaundiced look at that society, viewing it through the perspective of Hlynur, a depressed, childish and insular young man living at home with his mother. Hlynur seems a very Icelandic sort of anti-hero, and the link between the nature of the characters and their place of abode gives this quirky comedy a distinctive and authentic feel, although it seems slightly surprising how much female attention the socially defective Hylnur is able to attract. There are more sophisticated movies out there, but '101 Rekjavik' is always entertaining and certainly worth watching, especially to anyone who's wondered what it really must be like to live in such a peculiar outpost of the western world.


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