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Director  Baltasar Kormakur
Story by  Arnaldur Indriðason
Duration  
Language  Icelandic
7/10 IMDb


Genre  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Music director  Mugison
Country  Iceland Germany Denmark
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Release date  20 October 2006 (2006-10-20) (Iceland) 21 October 2007 (2007-10-21) (London Film Festival) 20 September 2008 (2008-09-20) (UK wide release)
Writer  Arnaldur Indriðason (novel), Baltasar Kormakur (screenplay)
Initial release  October 20, 2006 (Iceland)
Cast  Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Erlendur), Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Eva Lind), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Sigurður Óli), Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir (Elínborg), Atli Rafn Sigurðsson (Örn), Kristbjörg Kjeld (Katrín)
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Jar City (Icelandic: Mýrin – "The Bog") is a 2006 Icelandic film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. It is based on Mýrin, a novel written by Arnaldur Indriðason and released in English as Jar City.

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Kormákur is in the midst of producing an English-language remake, also called Jar City, which will be set in Louisiana.

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Plot

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A world-weary cop comes to believe a recent murder of a middle-aged man is linked to a case of possible rape three decades earlier by a group of friends and a corrupt cop. Working through, he finds it linked to neurofibromatosis, a rare disease among Nordics. One thing leads to another and he puts the pieces together. A geneticist father loses his child to neurofibromatosis and his search for answers leads to his degenerate father and unravels many missing person cases during the decade.

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Like the book on which it is based, the film is implicitly a semi-critique to the gene-gathering work of the Icelandic company deCODE genetics.

Cast

  • Ingvar E. Sigurðsson as Erlendur
  • Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir as Eva Lind
  • Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Sigurður Óli
  • Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir as Elínborg
  • Atli Rafn Sigurðsson as Örn
  • Kristbjörg Kjeld as Katrín
  • Þorsteinn Gunnarsson as Holberg
  • Theódór Júlíusson as Elliði
  • Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir as Elín
  • Guðmunda Elíasdóttir as Theodóra
  • Walter Grímsson as Handrukkarar
  • Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
  • Magnús Ragnarsson as Lögfræðingur
  • Rafnhildur Rósa Atladótir as Kola
  • Jón Sigurbjörnsson as Albert
  • Soundtrack

    The score was composed by Mugison.

    Track listing:

    1. "Til eru fræ"
    2. "Sveitin milli sanda"
    3. "Bíum bíum bambaló"
    4. "Erlendur"
    5. "Elliði"
    6. "Á Sprengisandi"
    7. "Fyrir átta árum"
    8. "Áfram veginn – Nikka"
    9. "Áfram veginn"
    10. "Halabalúbbúlúbbúlei"
    11. "Malakoff"
    12. "Bí bí og blaka I"
    13. "Myrra"
    14. "Kirkjuhvoll"
    15. "Bí bí og blaka II"
    16. "Dagný"
    17. "Heyr, Ó Gud raust mína"
    18. "Lyrik"
    19. "Nú hnígur sól"
    20. "Sofðu unga ástin mín"
    21. "Ódur til Hildigunnar"
    22. "Svefnfræ"
    23. "Fræsvefn"
    24. "Svefnfræ, söngur"
    25. "Nú legg ég augun aftur"

    Incidental music: Extract from George Frideric Handel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" from the oratorio Solomon

    Prizes

    The film was awarded the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2007. It also won the Breaking Waves Award at the 15th Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest with a €10,000 prize; the film was screened with the title Bloodline.

    DVD

    A Blockbuster Exclusive Region 1 DVD was released in the U.S. and Canada. Otherwise, the film was not released commercially in America. It has also been released on DVD in Europe and is available on iTunes.

    References

    Jar City (film) Wikipedia
    Jar City (film) IMDbJar City (film) Rotten TomatoesJar City (film) MetacriticJar City (film) themoviedb.org


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