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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)

Vonarstræti (original title)
A Reykjavik pre-school teacher struggles to raise her daughter while selling casual sex to help make ends meet.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hera Hilmar ... Eik
Thor Kristjansson ... Sölvi
Jóel Sæmundsson ... Transporter
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Móri
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ... Gústi
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson ... Barþjónn
Kristín Lea Kristín Lea ... Agnes (as Kristín Lea Sigríðardóttir)
Valur Freyr Einarsson ... Siggi
Þór Tulinius ... Róni
Laufey Elíasdóttir ... Aníta
Kristján Franklin Magnúss Kristján Franklin Magnúss ... Björgvin
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Zophonías
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ... Kristrún
Annalísa Hermannsdóttir Annalísa Hermannsdóttir ... Lena
Ingvar Þórðarson ... Hannes
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Storyline

Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period.

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Everyone has something to hide.

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Drama

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Official submission of Iceland to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Non ho l'età
Written by Mario Panzeri and Nicola Salerno (as Nisa)
Performed by Leone Tinganelli
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Myrkur
10 August 2018 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

Icelandic writer-director Baldvin Zophoníasson's 2nd feature film is dark but great. The screenplay, co-written with psychologist Birgir Örn Steinarsson, is strong and nuanced. The acting from Hilmar, Bachmann and Kristjansson is solid.


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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

10 August 2014 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Life in a Fishbowl See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609,888
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Digital

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Color
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