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Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008)

Reykjavík-Rotterdam (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 3 October 2008 (Iceland)
Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways.

Director:

Óskar Jónasson

Writers:

Arnaldur Indriðason (screenplay), Óskar Jónasson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baltasar Kormákur ... Kristófer
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Steingrímur (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir ... Íris
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Jensen
Jörundur Ragnarsson ... Arnór
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Runólfur
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Elvar
Victor Löw ... Hoogland
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Eiríkur
Magnús Jónsson ... Sveinn
Stormur Jón Kormákur Baltasarsson Stormur Jón Kormákur Baltasarsson ... Egill
Pálmi Kormákur Baltasarsson Pálmi Kormákur Baltasarsson ... Skúli
Magnús Ragnarsson Magnús Ragnarsson ... Jóhannes
Arnar Ingvarsson Arnar Ingvarsson ... Geiri
Ragnar Erling Hermannsson Ragnar Erling Hermannsson ... Tóti
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Storyline

Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways.

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Taglines:

One last chance... one final score.

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

Iceland | Germany | Netherlands

Language:

Icelandic | Dutch | English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Reykjavík to Rotterdam See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,474
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The actor who plays the main character, Kristófer ('Balthasar Kormákur') is the director of the movie Contraband (2012). Contraband is a remake of this film. See more »

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Reykjavik-Rotterdam is an exciting thriller with comedy
6 October 2008 | by linda-vilSee all my reviews

Reykjavik-Rotterdam is not only a thriller, but also a family story. Although the beginning is violent, and violence is there throughout the movie, the family elements, i.e. the main character, Christophers family gives the movie depth and a realistic perspective. The comedy element is also there throughout. This excellent combination of thriller and comedy throws the audience between laugher, excitement, thrill and compassion. The part that happens in Rotterdam gives the movie a fresh peak. Baltasar Kormákur handles the main role (Christopher) brilliantly. It is nice to see him act again after an absence of the screen for quite a while. One would guess that his emphasis on working as director and producer the last years has leveled him upward as an actor. Ingvar Sigurdsson also delivers his character (Steingrimur) with fine sensitivity, as often before. There are two new upcoming stars worth to mention. Lilja Nott (Iris) is convincing as the mother of two boys and wife of Christopher, which has obviously not been too easy to handle often before due to his smuggling habit. Jóhannes Haukur (Eiríkur) has a strong presence and is convincing as the violent drug dealer. He has arrived to stay in the Icelandic scene at least. I definitely recommend Reykjavik-Rotterdam.


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