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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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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Memento Films [France]

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The take-away food Erlendur is eating is boiled sheep's head known as "Svið", an Icelandic delicacy. See more »

Connections

Remade as Jar City See more »

Soundtracks

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
from the oratorio "Solomon"
Written by George Frideric Handel
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Well Done Indeed
20 October 2006 | by EirikurrSee all my reviews

I went to the premiere of Mýrin (Jar City) last night, the much awaited movie based on the novel by Arnaldur Indriðason. Having read the book, a lot of effort went into analyzing how it played out on the screen. And on that front, there are no complaints. I thought that the feeling of the novel shone throughout the film and the necessary plot changes were clever and executed perfectly.

A friend of mine who also went to the premiere, without first reading the novel, was also impressed and found it compelling and exciting.

The actors delivered their role nicely, especially Ingvar Örn Sigurðsson and the comedy relief Björn Hlynur Haraldsson. Gone is the annoying habit of acting as if you were on stage when on screen, that has troubled Icelandic filmmakers in the past.

The music is brilliant, both Mugison's theme music as well as the powerful opening and closing scenes with the Reykjavík Police Choir.

Having had high expectations for this film I'm very impressed. 9 out of 10. Keep up the good work, Baltasar Kormákur, there are many more novels by Arnaldur that would fit the silver screen.


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