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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


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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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To put it simply- this is one of the worst movies I´ve ever seen.
29 April 2004 | by NoeManSee all my reviews

Opinberun Hannesar is a movie so poorly done in all ways, that watching it makes me angry. The film business here in Iceland is crap, theres no doubt about it. Sure we do have some talented people like Friðrik Þór Friðriksson but overall it is rubbish. If we get one good movie a year, we consider ourself lucky. So every time an Icelandic movie opens it interests me and most other film fans here. However, no one went to see Opinberun Hannesar. And for a good reason, the acting is laughable and the editing and all-around direction is like it was done by some amateur (or an incredibly untalented director, I´m not saying any names here *cought cought*Hrafn Jökulsson*cought*. To put it simply- this is one of the worst movies I´ve ever seen

I suggest you stay away from this piece of crap, it is a disgrace to our country.

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30 November 2003 (Iceland) See more »

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A Revelation for Hannes See more »

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ISK60,000,000 (estimated)
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