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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 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. From that moment her life transforms. At Astropia Hildur is introduced to a group of nerds who give her a new outlook on life. Among them are Dagur a translator of romantic fiction, Scat a rapper who makes his nerdlyness look cool, the comic and video clerks Floki and Pesi, the violent tomboy Beta and an eight year old whizkid Snorri. 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... Written by Kisi

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Iceland | UK | Finland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

22 August 2007 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorks & Damsels See more »

Filming Locations:

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland See more »

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$751,338
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1.85 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the DJ get's knocked down after the opening credits. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Indie LARPing magic!
23 January 2009 | by mexomorphSee all my reviews

I saw this at FantasticFest 2008. Great LARP'er story, will appeal widely to nerds & geeks of all levels. The movie has the style and pacing of a comic book, even transitions done in panels, which don't feel gimmicky. Much like "Revenge of the Nerds" this film does the "hot model falls in love with a dork" plot, but without coming across as cheesy. Also reminded me of "Clerks" set in a comic store, in Sweden, but it could have been made in the US as far as the story goes (apparently RPG'ers share a common bond the world over). Clever effects and editing, great characters & actors, had me hooked on the first day of the festival. Another film I watched more than once, and holds up well with repeated viewings. Deserves a wide US release.. catch it if you can!


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