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Dorks & Damsels (2007)

Astrópía (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 22 August 2007 (Iceland)
When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hildur
Snorri Engilbertsson ... Dagur
Davíð Þór Jónsson Davíð Þór Jónsson ... Jolli
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson Sverrir Þór Sverrisson ... Flóki
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ... Pési
Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir ... Beta
Jörundur Ragnarsson ... Scat
Halldór Magnússon Halldór Magnússon ... Goggi
Sara Guðmundsdótti Sara Guðmundsdótti ... Björt (as Sara Marti Guðmundsdóttir)
Alexander Sigurðsson Alexander Sigurðsson ... Snorri
Gunnar Jónsson ... Steini / Voice of Cowboy
Steinn Ármann Magnússon Steinn Ármann Magnússon ... The Don
Víkingur Kristjánsson ... Fangavörður #1
Björn Thorarensen Björn Thorarensen ... Fangavörður #2
Dóra Jóhannsdóttir Dóra Jóhannsdóttir ... Viktóría
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When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn to stand on her own two feet. Hildur, possessing no skills or any practical experience, tries to find work but without success. She's about to give up when by pure coincidence she lands a job selling role playing books and accessories at the local fantasy-shop Astropia. Gradually unlikely friendships are formed and Hildur enters the fantasy world of role playing where she struts around in a skimpy outfit slaying Orcs and Goblins and the world of adventure starts blending into her real life. Her old boyfriend Jolli, determined to get Hildur and his old lifestyle back, breaks out of jail and kidnaps Hildur. Hildur's ragtag group of friends are not about to let her go without a fight. Written by Kisi

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Hildar likes to read love novels by Joan Wilder - obviously a reference to 'Kathleen Turner''s character in Romancing the Stone (1984). See more »

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References Akira (1988) See more »

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Boring.
22 November 2012 | by fabio-dastolfoSee all my reviews

I was hoping for a Gus Van Sant or Inarritu style about the geek society. I guess i'm expecting too much from the cinema right now, it will take more years till this aspect will be dissected more psychologically than just the stereotype is portrayed.

Astropia is supposedly a light harted comedy about geeks. Nothing wrong with the incipit, the problem comes with the realization. Directing and editing is slightly above amateur work. The opening scene seems cut out from a TV shows and the several comic photos are, stylistically, just out of place. The movie plot is flat and uninteresting. The few comedic scenes could be funny if made right but due to the actors and directors inexperience they just drop dead. Afterall is a boring movie who could appeal to geeks just for a single view.


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22 August 2007 (Iceland) See more »

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Hafnarfjörður, Iceland See more »

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