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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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Marteinn Thorsson
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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Leifur
María Birta ... Æsa / Leifur's lover
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Sjöfn / Leifur's wife
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ... Kristína / Leifur's lawyer
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Össi / Forsæt isráðherra-Prime Minister
Helgi Björnsson ... Eiríkur / Leifur's business partner
Rúnar Guðbrandsson Rúnar Guðbrandsson ... Hrafnkell / writer-Leifur's friend
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir ... Guðbjörg
Hafdís Helga Helgadóttir ... Björk / Eiríkur's fiancee
Snorri Ásmundsson Snorri Ásmundsson ... Antoníus
Tanja Björk ... Anna / Leifur's daughter (as Tanja Björk Ómarsdóttir)
Monika Ewa Orlowska Monika Ewa Orlowska ... Anastasia / bartender
Edda Arnljótsdóttir Edda Arnljótsdóttir ... Sigrún / Æsa's mother
Ævar Þór Benediktsson ... Haraldur / meðferðarfulltrúi-Therapist
Þráinn Bertelsson Þráinn Bertelsson ... Self
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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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The Lost Weekend meets La dolce vita
2 May 2013 | by artinmenSee all my reviews

Asshole Parliamentarian Leifur likes to drink. And then some. Like an elephant in a porcelain store he destroys everything around him and completely disregards the feelings of his loved ones. Almost all of the film is seen through his eyes so we're there, in it, with him. I have never before been so submerged in alcohol during a film, so much so that I was hungover the next day. It's a trip told with flashbacks within blackouts, quite confusing but it all makes sense somehow. It's fascinating yet loathsome at the same time. I felt dirty afterward. Brilliantly shot and edited and the soundtrack is amazing. It's one of those films you have to see again. The performances are spot on. The writing is crisp. I would like to see a discussion about the daughter, and the Patriarchy. Big issues. Definitely not for everyone but it's up there with films about alcoholism like The Lost Weekend and the whole party-feel is definitely La dolce vita. Highly recommend it.


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Icelandic

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (Iceland) See more »

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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EUR400,000 (estimated)

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$26,233
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