By Baltasar Kormakur

With Victoria Abril, Hilmir Sn’r Gudnason, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Baltasar Kormakur, Olafur darri Olafsson, Thrudur Vilhjalmdottir

Synopsis Set against the backdrop of Reykjavik’s swinging nightlife, this zany black comedy takes a candid look at it’s antihero’s compelling, confused and often hilarious sexual universe. Living on social security in the protected environment of his mothers home, Hlynur has never felt the urge to venture beyond the confines of his microcosmic world : The downtown postal area of 101 Reykjavik. Determined to resist adulthood at any cost, he soon finds out that life is busy making other plans for him. With a dry, biting humor, this slice of life weaves a tapestry of lives that gives us insight not only to the characters but the youth culture they represent.

The book on which the film is based was nominated for the « Literary Prize of the Nordic Council ».

Production Icelandic Film Fund (Ingvar H. Thòrdarson and Baltasar Kormakur)

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Duration 1h30
Year of production 2000
Release date France October 31, 2001
Nationality Iceland
Script Baltasar Kormakur based on the writter Hallgrimur Helgason
Distribution France Sagittaire Films

Coproducers Zentropa Entertainments, Filmhuset and Liberator Productions.


Format 35 mm,
Sound Format Dolby Digital


Image Peter Steuger
Sound Kjartan Kjartansson

Editing Skule Eriksen
Sigvaldi J. Karason