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Screaming Masterpiece (2005)

Gargandi snilld (original title)
A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson ... Himself
Barði Jóhannsson Barði Jóhannsson ... Himself
Walter Durkacz Walter Durkacz ... Himself (as Walter N. Durkacz)
Úlfur Eldjárn Úlfur Eldjárn ... Himself
Hörður Bragason Hörður Bragason ... Himself
Arnar Geir Ómarsson Arnar Geir Ómarsson ... Himself
Sighvatur Ómar Kristinsson Sighvatur Ómar Kristinsson ... Himself
Eivør Pálsdóttir Eivør Pálsdóttir ... Herself
Damon Albarn ... Himself
Jóhann Jóhannsson ... Himself
Dagur Kári ... Himself (as Dagur Kári Pétursson)
Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason ... Himself
Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir ... Herself
Gunnar Tynes ... Himself (as Gunnar Örn Tynes)
Björk ... Herself (as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)


A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians.

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Documentary | Music


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Iceland | Denmark | Netherlands


Icelandic | English

Release Date:

6 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screaming Masterpiece See more »

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€462,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)


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Song by Amiina
Performed by Amiina
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Icelandic insight for all music fans.....
5 February 2007 | by suspiria56See all my reviews

Now depending on your individual music taste may depend on whether you fully appreciate this documentary. However, anyone with an interest in the beauty that is the country of Iceland, alternative music of all genre, just downright decent cultures - will find much here. With music and history moulding to shape a country like no other, the downbeat interviews on show simply convey what Iceland is all about, wrapped up in an hour and a half to one of the most diverse soundtracks around. Most of us have already experienced Bjork's ethereal voice, here backed by a pulsating techno beat at one point; slightly less have witnessed the moving soundscapes of Sigur Ros, never more effecting than sound tracked to expansive shots over Icelands many mountain range; but the joy in hearing Muggisson's brilliant folk sounds, Bang Gang, SlowBow, Mum, the far too brief glimpse of Singapore Sling, early Sugarcubes footage, the development of Punk or witnessing a weekly church meet with the congregation simply having a fun time through music....its all very inspiring to see the protagonists being so down to earth about the whole thing....and thats the truly inspiring thing. No pretence unless warranted....Unique

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