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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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One last chance... one final score.

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Thriller

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Iceland's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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References TMNT (2007) See more »

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Wanted to love it, but thought it was mediocre
12 July 2014 | by SpannersGerm669See all my reviews

There are things to like about Reykjavik-Rotterdam. First off , its always good to have a film coming out of little known Iceland. Recently films such as Black's Game have really opened my eyes to Cinema from this nation. To see that the Hollywood film Contraband is a remake of Reykjavik -Rotterdam, the expectations were at a high.

Unfortunately Reykjavik-Rotterdam is far from a good film in my opinion. It has many problems with one being that it didn't feel like a complete, all round experience. Our main character travels to Rotterdam on board a cargo ship, to smuggle some alcohol back to Reykjavik in order to give his family a better life. We also have the standard villains who are pursuing and hassling the families of the characters involved. However, while it might sound interesting, the film manages to feel like a B Grade film. By the end of it, you want more. You feel like it was way too simple to receive all the accolades that its received. The villains aren't intimidating enough and the plight of the main character isn't translated very well through the screen.

To sum it all up, Reykjavik-Rotterdam feels like a movie that was rushed. With patience, it could have been memorable, but unfortunately it falls short of the mark.

If you want to see a good Icelandic Crime Thriller, I would suggest Black's Game!


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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:

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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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