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Polite People (2011)

Kurteist fólk (original title)
A desperate city-slicker engineer cheats his way into a small farming community, pretending to know how to save them by refinancing their slaughterhouse not knowing that he's walking into a... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefán Karl Stefánsson ... Lárus Skjaldarson
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir ... Margrét
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Hrafnkell
Eggert Þorleifsson Eggert Þorleifsson ... Markell
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hanna
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Elín
Benedikt Erlingsson ... Þorgeir
Gunnar Hansson ... Jónatan
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Þorsteinn (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Friðrik Friðriksson Friðrik Friðriksson ... Danskur ljósmyndari
Joi Johannsson ... Askur (as Jóhann G. Jóhannsson)
Pétur Einarsson ... Skjöldur
Magnús Ólafsson Magnús Ólafsson ... Bílasali
Guðmundur Ólafsson Guðmundur Ólafsson ... Ási
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Anna
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A desperate city-slicker engineer cheats his way into a small farming community, pretending to know how to save them by refinancing their slaughterhouse not knowing that he's walking into a local war of small-town politics and general misbehaving. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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[Lárus is dialling the phone. His father confronts him]
Skjöldur - Young: Who are you calling, boy?
[He pushes Lárus coldly and walks past him. Cut to a few minutes later. Lárus has managed to reach his grandmother]
Lárus Skjaldarson - young: Hi, Grandma. Can I stay with you for a couple of days?
Elísabet - young: Are you calling Granny?
Lárus Skjaldarson - young: Or maybe longer.
Elísabet - young: Are you telling, little snitch? Are you moving out?
[Lárus throws down the receiver and walks away]
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Composed by by Georges Bizet
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1 February 2016 | by thirdworldtyrantSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on an airplane a few years back, and I was just thinking about it again today. I liked it for several reasons:

* Elite Icelandic actors, every performance is very convincing.

* The script is funny in kind of a subtle manner (doesn't push the jokes to your face).

* It was nice to look at the landscape in small-town Iceland.

So as far as Icelandic movies go, I would say this one was quite memorable and I would recommend it.

Those who have seen the movie and liked it should check out more stuff by the director Olaf and lead actor Stefan Karl.

10/10


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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

31 March 2011 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Adequate Creatures See more »

Filming Locations:

Búðardalur, Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,745
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Poppoli Pictures See more »
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