101 Reykjavik (2001)
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as Pall's Wife
as Meter Man
as Hofi's Friend
as Lesbian at Bar
as Daddy Mike
as Mom Maggie
as Sister Maggie
as Brother-in-Law Mike
as Channel Queen
as Younger Maple
as Sister Marra
Critic Reviews for 101 Reykjavik
Kormakur ... balances tones with a smooth, mature confidence.
A times as flatly deadpan as Hylner, at others as passionately eccentric as Abril's Lola, 101 Reykjavik is at least dedicatedly unexpected.
Imagine, if you dare, Ingmar Bergman as a consummate slacker with a wicked sense of pop humour.
There's something juicily amusing about the nonjudgmental way Kormakur views his characters.
101 Reykjavik sometimes seems to be drifting pointlessly, but it keeps on righting itself, with moments of humor and imagination.
Audience Reviews for 101 Reykjavik
A very funny, almost deadpan Icelandic/British co-production about a 30 something slacker living with his mother and an Italian female lodger who spends his days surfing for porn and having 'just one' drink at the local club every weekend. How's that for distinctiveness? Thrown into the mix is a beautifully played "coming out" that has repercussions for said slacker, Hlynur, his feelings of worth (he doesn't try to look for work or 'better himself' - what's the point?) and his general apathetic attitude. An adaptation of a cultish novel, Baltasar Kormakur has made an incredibly warm film in a freezing cold city that has sex, heart, laughs and truth. There are no giant lessons learned or hurdles leapt over, merely small realisations and acknowledgments made. There is lots to admire here; the idiosyncratic writing, the superb performances (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason is all sorts of delightful man-child geekiness - adorable and stubborn in an awkward fuzzy package), the Almodovar-esque characters and the Damon Albarn co-written soundtrack.
Not everything about Iceland is necessarily cold & dark. [101 Reykjavik] is an average comedy-drama about a careless & casual sloven, "the offspring of a boozer & a lesbian", who is reluctant to grow up & taking his responsibility. There are some screwball, funny moments although the film tone is not that coherent somehow.
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