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Leifur Sigurdarson, an unstoppable ladies man and alcoholic parliament member, is forced in rehab by his friend and boss, the Prime Minister of Iceland. But before he gets spanked in public... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Leifur Sigurdarson
María Birta ... Æsa
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Sjöfn
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ... Kristína
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Forsætisráðherra
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Eiríkur
Rúnar Guðbrandsson Rúnar Guðbrandsson ... Hrafnkell
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ... Guðbjörg
Hafdís Helga Helgadóttir ... Björk
Snorri Ásmundsson Snorri Ásmundsson ... Antoníus
Tanja Björk Tanja Björk ... Anna (as Tanja Björk Ómarsdóttir)
Monika Ewa Orlowska Monika Ewa Orlowska ... Anastasia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edda Arnljótsdóttir Edda Arnljótsdóttir ... Sigrún
Ævar Þór Benediktsson Ævar Þór Benediktsson ... Haraldur meðferðarfulltrúi
Þráinn Bertelsson Þráinn Bertelsson ... Himself
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Leifur Sigurdarson, an unstoppable ladies man and alcoholic parliament member, is forced in rehab by his friend and boss, the Prime Minister of Iceland. But before he gets spanked in public, he invites his friends over for a gargantuan feast. During the party we get to know Leifur and the other characters in the movie as well as finding out about Leifur's, and his posse's, sordid past. Written by Kvikmyndir.is

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (Iceland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,233
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1.78 : 1
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A tale of Xcess
27 January 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Iceland boomed as the world entered the new millennium. There was money to be made, partying to be done and no one asked any questions as to what to do when the music stops.

XL is a metaphor of the country's boom time and then when it all came crashing down after the 2007 financial crash.

The film delivers a raw, uninhibited performance from Olafur Darri Olafsson. He plays Icelandic politician Leifur whom lives his life to the excess and is then told by the Prime Minister to go to rehabilitation for his lifestyle.

Liefur is obese, hooked on sex, drugs and booze. He sneers down on the common people, he has no time for his electorate, his life, politics and outlook is corrupt. Liefur's life is spiraling in an alcoholic haze.

The film is non linear to show the chaos of Liefur's life but it is Olafur's performance that makes this small, flawed Icelandic language film interesting.


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