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Órói (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 20 June 2012 (France)
A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson ... Gabríel
Ilva Holmes Ilva Holmes ... Stella (as Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir)
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Haraldur
Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir ... Gréta
Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir ... Guðbjörg amma
Elías Helgi Kofoed-Hansen Elías Helgi Kofoed-Hansen ... Teddi
Haraldur Stefansson ... Markús (as Haraldur Ari Stefánsson)
María Birta ... Júdit
Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir ... Hulda
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Benedikt
Vilhelm Þór Neto Vilhelm Þór Neto ... Mitrovik
Kristín Pétursdóttir Kristín Pétursdóttir ... Tara
Árni Gestur Sigfússon Árni Gestur Sigfússon ... Hallur
Saga Líf Friðriksdóttir Saga Líf Friðriksdóttir ... Freyja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnsson Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnsson ... Prestur
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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a teenager, with an attractive ensemble cast. The film follows the lives of several teens and the challenges they face, in particular with their parents/guardians. Written by X-topher Budz

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Life is happening right here, right now.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

20 June 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jitters See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Icelandic Filmcompany See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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My Arms
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Growing pains and "deviations" in a distant Western society
9 September 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

You are in your teens, have a wealthy family/environment (at least in global terms), not too much cash to spend, no special hobbies or passions - what would you do? Hanging around, partying, sobbing over yourself and others, trying to define yourself in life...

All this we can see in Órói, with remote location and isolation enhancing them. Life seems hard emotionally, but teens have rather determined ways to cope and/or move on, particularly if you have something "abnormal" inside you, to be concealed from others. Thus, the script is not conceptional, but pleasant performances, realism and views of Iceland provide additional virtues, including witty ending and mix of funny (e.g. family meetings) and tragic (a death) moments.

Apart from rumours or comprehensions, it is no really gay film, so it can be recommended to those with conservative viewpoints as well. Perhaps not for parents of teens, as "adult" topics are shown too often (well, having visited Iceland, it is odd how the youth can afford so much to drink as respective prices are among the highest in the world).


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