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Parents (2007)

Foreldrar (original title)
The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of ... See full summary »

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Ragnar Bragason
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Credited cast:
Edda Arnljótsdóttir Edda Arnljótsdóttir ... Mother
Reine Brynolfsson ... Johann
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir
Benedikt Erlingsson
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ... Nurse
Brian Fitzgibbon Brian Fitzgibbon ... John
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Gardar
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Addi
Gunnar Hansson ... Bjarni
Sigurður Ingvarsson Sigurður Ingvarsson ... Boy
Sigurpáll H. Jóhannesson Sigurpáll H. Jóhannesson
Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir ... Erna
Víkingur Kristjánsson ... Einar Birgir
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Katrin Rós
Magnús Ragnarsson Magnús Ragnarsson
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The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When he finds out that his wife has been deceiving him all these years he decides it's time for a change. Einar is a stockbroker who is very successful at work but not in his personal life. For the last couple of months Einar has been living at a hotel waiting for his wife to realize the terrible mistake she made by throwing him out. Katrin Rose returns from Sweden where she has lived for eight years. In Iceland Katrin has an eleven-year-old son, brought up by his grandmother and now Katrin wants him back. Katrin gets a job as a dentist's assistant intending to make a fresh start but her troubled past catches up with her. PARENTS is the independent second part of twin features by Ragnar Bragason and Vesturport exploring the roles of children and ... Written by Icelandic Film Centre

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Dark secrets are slowly revealed in the suburban modern day Reykjavik when a desperate trip of a dentist, a successful businessman and a young mother running away from her past meet by chance.

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Twin film 'Börn' (English title 'Children') released in 2006 focused on the underdogs of Icelandic society and was nominated for 8 Edda's - The Icelandic Film & TV Awards 2006 See more »

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The director has shot one of the best movies in recent years.
15 April 2008 | by bar_saydamSee all my reviews

Ragnar Bragason, who is an İcelandic director, follows Börn, which is the first film of a series. Actually we think that Börn and Foreldrar are different films, but it's not true, because these films are parts of one film. In the first one, Börn, was more active and boisterous, because it was the introductory chapter of the story. Nonetheless, Foreldrar is slower and shorter. It emphasizes leitmotif by more direct ways. It explains the family, which is the basic composition of society, and individual solitude. Foreldrar becomes an impressive movie with the director's attitude which dares to use classical narration like Godard's cinema and his method of approach to his characters similar to Mike Leigh's cinema. Finally, this movie's visual world which was created by Bragason and its dramatic dialogs are both perfect. The director has shot one of the best movies in recent years. It definitely deserves praise.

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Iceland

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Icelandic

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (Iceland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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$400,000 (estimated)

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$75,853
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