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White Night Wedding (2008)

Brúðguminn (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 January 2008 (Iceland)
In less than twenty-four hours, a middle-aged academic and his nearly half his age fiancée will get married in Iceland's windswept island, Flatey, amid endless preparations and bitter second thoughts. Is this what they really want?

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay), Ólafur Egilsson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Jón
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ... Anna
Laufey Elíasdóttir ... Þóra
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Börkur
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... Lárus
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ... Sísí
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Sjonni
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir ... Matthildur
Ólafur Egilsson ... Séra Ólafur
Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir Herdís Þorvaldsdóttir ... Kristín
Karl Guðmundsson Karl Guðmundsson ... Jon's father
Karl Agust Þórbergsson Karl Agust Þórbergsson ... Student (Nemendur)
Baltasar Breki Baltasarsson Baltasar Breki Baltasarsson ... Student (Nemendur)
Sigurlaug Elín Þórhallsdóttir Sigurlaug Elín Þórhallsdóttir ... Student (Nemendur)
Christof Wehmeier Christof Wehmeier ... German tourist (Þyskur ferdamadur)
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Storyline

Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who demands repayment of Jon's loan before the wedding night. Second, his plans to build a golf course on the little island of Flatey where they live aren't going at all to plan. Third, his extremely drunk best man is on the loose without any shoes and lastly, the continual presence of his emotional first wife is haunting his every move. When the guests start flocking to the island, Jon starts getting cold feet. After a very long night of drinking and thinking, will Jon be able to make it to the church on time? Written by The Film Catalogue

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Taglines:

A Midsummer Night's Comedy.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic | English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

White Night Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Flatey, Iceland

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$878,157
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blueeyes Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Iceland's official entry for the 2009 foreign-language Oscar. See more »

Soundtracks

Adur oft eg hef arkad Þennan veg
(aka "On the street where you live")
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Egill Bjarnason
Performed by Krishnakumar Kunnath
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Wild love story
16 August 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This Icelandic comedy takes part on an island outside the northwest coast. They have a church, a priest, German tourists, a grocery, a white trasher who wants to start a golf business and most of all...they've got this middle-aged philosophy teacher, who wants to start a new life with his mentally weak wife.

But he meets this young girl and the circus is on. Or the chaos. The first half of this film is full of flashbacks. The content is both very tragical and most comical, but in this case, they don't match.

A good try perhaps, but not enough of it to make this a good movie. And the flashback technique could have been used with some moderation.


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