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Opinberun Hannesar (2003)

An old Icelandic Saga which takes place in our time.


Hrafn Gunnlaugsson


Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (screenplay), Davíð Oddsson (short story "Glæpur skekkur húsnæðisstofnun")


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Viðar Víkingsson Viðar Víkingsson ... Hannes H. Aðalsteinson
Sigríður Helgadóttir Sigríður Helgadóttir
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir Helga Braga Jónsdóttir ... Stefanía Lyngdal
Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir ... Björt Herbertsson
Þórhallur Sverrisson Þórhallur Sverrisson
Gunnar Jónsson
Árni Friðleifsson Árni Friðleifsson
Hjálmar Hjálmarsson Hjálmar Hjálmarsson
Linda Sif Þorláksdóttir Linda Sif Þorláksdóttir
Katrín Þorkelsdóttir Katrín Þorkelsdóttir
Einar Sveinsson Einar Sveinsson
Erla Tinna Stefánsdóttir Erla Tinna Stefánsdóttir
Júlía Hannam Júlía Hannam
Anna Elísabet Ólafsdóttir Anna Elísabet Ólafsdóttir
Guðrún Jack Guðrún Jack


Hannes is an employee at the Institute for State Supervision. He has such complete faith in the bureaucratic system that he is secretly developing the SuperCode Databank - a mega-databank of personal ID numbers through which everyone's behaviour can be monitored. One day, Hannes's computer is stolen - and the SuperCode with it. Afraid to tell the police about his illegal work, he goes after the thief himself and ends up a victim of the very system he worked so hard to strengthen - but then Hannes has a revelation... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Comedy







Release Date:

30 November 2003 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revelation for Hannes See more »

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ISK 60,000,000 (estimated)
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The author of the original short story which the movie is based on, Davíð Oddsson, was the prime minister of Iceland at the time of premiere. See more »

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Long live the State!
29 November 2004 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

How many times have we seen it? The director who wants to be clever (and "political correct"). He who tells us that we should distrust the state and the computers guarding us and that all officials are to be laughed at.

It's completely boring and very, very simple. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson are trying to warn us, in a so called funny way, about the Kafka state, showing us the misfortunes of a small official with no girlfriend, living with his mother. Many bad things happens to the "little" man, but the root of the evil is of course certainly the most terrible thing in the world, The Government!

This kind of movies makes people socialists, just as an act of opposition.

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