GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller Music directorMugison CountryIceland
Release date20 October 2006 (2006-10-20) (Iceland)
21 October 2007 (2007-10-21) (London Film Festival)
20 September 2008 (2008-09-20) (UK wide release) WriterArnaldur IndriÃƒÂ°ason (novel), Baltasar Kormakur (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 20, 2006 (Iceland) CastIngvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Erlendur), Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Eva Lind), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Sigurður Óli), Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir (Elínborg), Atli Rafn Sigurðsson (Örn), Kristbjörg Kjeld (Katrín) Similar moviesThe Spy Who Loved Me, Hitman, Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Blood Simple, Wild Things
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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.
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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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.
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.
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
The score was composed by Mugison.
"Til eru fræ"
"Sveitin milli sanda"
"Bíum bíum bambaló"
"Fyrir átta árum"
"Áfram veginn – Nikka"
"Bí bí og blaka I"
"Bí bí og blaka II"
"Heyr, Ó Gud raust mína"
"Nú hnígur sól"
"Sofðu unga ástin mín"
"Ódur til Hildigunnar"
"Nú legg ég augun aftur"
Incidental music: Extract from George Frideric Handel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" from the oratorio Solomon
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.
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.