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Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's ... See full summary »

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Ragnar Bragason
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Garðar / Georg
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ... Karítas
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Marinó
Andri Snær Magnason
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristín María Brink Kristín María Brink
Erlendur Eiríksson Erlendur Eiríksson
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson
Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson
Sigurþór Albert Heimisson Sigurþór Albert Heimisson ... Teacher
Andri Snær Helgason Andri Snær Helgason ... Guðmund
Ellert Ingimundarson Ellert Ingimundarson
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
Kristbjörg Kjeld
Hjalti Rögnvaldsson Hjalti Rögnvaldsson
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Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's going on with her twelve year old son Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school and whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund's only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marino starts to lose grip on reality. Gardar is an underworld enforcer who makes a mess at work and as a result his twin brother Georg is beaten up. Exiled both from the underworld and his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his family, Gardar has to make a fresh start in life. He decided to seek out his son Gudmund whom he has never seen but the straight and narrow is a though path to follow Written by Icelandic Film Centre

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

9 September 2006 (Iceland) See more »

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Children See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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This movie is the first co-production of Icelandic director Ragnar Bragason with the young theater group Vesturport. See more »

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excellent noir
27 December 2006 | by ilaria-5See all my reviews

I really liked this film. "Born-children" presents three stories of children, difficult children, with a desolate and empty Reykjavik in the background. Three stories of children involved in, breathing violence, solitude, rejection, alienation. Three stories which then cross each other, to compare solitude with solitude, in a strenuous research of the individual to fight against their own loneliness and alienation which, before being physical, is internal, psychological. Excellent the choice of the black and white, which enhances the dark and empty atmospheres of the situations. Very good film, successful in picturing characters and their state and recreating atmospheres of universal alienation.


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