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Jar City (2006)

Mýrin (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 October 2006 (Iceland)
A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Arnaldur Indriðason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Erlendur (as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson)
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir ... Eva Lind
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ... Sigurður Óli
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ... Elínborg
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson Atli Rafn Sigurðsson ... Örn
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Katrín
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ... Holberg Jónsson
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Elliði
Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir ... Elín
Guðmunda Elíasdóttir Guðmunda Elíasdóttir ... Theodóra
Walter Grímsson Walter Grímsson ... Handrukkarar
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ... Handrukkarar
Magnús Ragnarsson Magnús Ragnarsson ... Lögfræðingur
Rafnhildur Rósa Atladóttir Rafnhildur Rósa Atladóttir ... Kola Örnsdóttir
Jón Sigurbjörnsson Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Albert
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Storyline

Örn's daughter is dead because of a rare genetic disease. By this time Erlendur has to find Holdeberg's killer. He has to find out what happened 30 years ago and to connect it with his case and he has another problem...His relationships with his daughter. Written by SpartakM

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Trivia

The little town in Keflavík is Hvalsnes. See more »

Connections

Remade as Jar City See more »

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Sveitin milli sanda
Written by Mugison
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Murder draws past life into the present
2 December 2007 | by adam-wallace-2See all my reviews

Jar City is an excellent police procedural thriller, yet also far more than just that. It takes the biggest issues in human life, loss, past secrets, family loyalties, human decency and wasted lives and spins them into a flawless thread with the traditional fare of the detective plot, hidden crimes, corruption, suspense and plot twists.

The filming style is refreshing for anyone raised on Hollywood who-dunnit's, with real locations and down to earth acting; on a par with Mississippi Burning IMO. That it's in Icelandic as an English speaker made no difference to me, I was gripped by this film. Jar City, the frailty of human life displayed!


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Country:

Iceland | Germany | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jar City See more »

Filming Locations:

Hvalsnes, Reykjanes, Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ISK180,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$748,405
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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