Brúðguminn (White Night Wedding) (2008)

Brúðguminn (White Night Wedding)


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With Bruoguminn (AKA White Night Wedding), Icelandic cause-célébré director Baltasar Kormákur updates the Chekhov play Ivanov and geographically transports it to the island of Flatey, just off the Icelandic coast. At the outset of the tale, literature professor Jon prepares to wed onetime student Thora, the daughter of the region's most prosperous clan. Sadly, however, disadvantageous circumstances threaten to stand in the way of the couple's happiness, including a fiscal dispute between the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Egilsson, Olafur Egill Egilsson
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On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
IFC Films



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Full Review… | November 24, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Brúðguminn (White Night Wedding)


An unorthodox wedding caper in which, if you Google Image search the name of the town, you can see a real slice of life: the houses are all there, it truly is a piece of Icelandic culture (I presume... what do I know about Icelandic culture). Someone in Iceland must agree, too, it took home seven of that country's national film awards including best picture.

The story focuses on a professor entering his second marriage, this time with one of his students, and the upheaval it causes given the circumstances: he owes her parents a lot of money, and the mysteries around the end of his first marriage, among other things. The professor spends the night before the wedding getting drunk with his friends, and many realizations are made before the wedding is to take place. Very interesting movie, well worth checking out.

Daniel Perry

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