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Rokland / DVD

Rokland / DVD

Regular Price: $ 28

Special Price $ 24

Regular Price: $ 28

Special Price $ 24


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The tragicomic story of lone rebel Boddi Steingrimsson who lives in a small town in Northern Iceland. Boddi hates materialistic modern society in its entirety and on his blog-page he comically criticizes everything and everyone. Before long he has become an outlaw in his own hometown, just like his viking hero, Grettir. After a series of dramatic mishaps, he snaps and goes riding down south to the big city on his sturdy steed Nietzsche. He's got a gun in his pocket. He's ready for the revolution.

Böddi (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) returns to the village of Krókur after 10 years of studies in Germany and he's going to change the way Icelandic people think. On his blog he preaches noble, highbrow German ideals mixed with Viking Era romanticism. He's a bit too enthusiastic and is fired from his teaching position at the local high school after an ill-advised trip with his students to Drangey Island. Being a man of ideals, Böddi continues his crusade but has little luck. The girl he loves doesn't want him and the one he's using ends up using him. On his blog he continues to criticizes everything and everyone, much to the locals' dismay. Nothing will change in Krókur Village. So Böddi rides south to the big city of Reykjavík on his sturdy steed Nietzsche. He's got a gun in his pocket and noble ideas for the people. He's ready for his revolution. And his revolution is quite real.

Director: Marteinn Thorsson
Running time: 111 mín.
Icelandic language

English subtitles.

 

Hjördís Stefánsdóttir at Morgunbladid daily writes:

“Ólafsson is magnificent as Böddi but the actor’s charm transferes inevitably upon his character. This is not a bad thing as it’s therefore easier for the audience to connect to Böddi’s angst… The film is no marsmallow, neither a bittersweet drama nor a non-stop farce as is so often the case with Icelandic films. This is a pitch-black, cynical and rather grotesque film with palpable angst and tension, which builds as the film progresses.”

 

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Icelandic Film on DVD, In Iceland we have region 2 and PAL system, but most computers can play all regions and systems, subtitles are on all Icelandic DVD's but mainly in English, some tourist DVD's have other countries subtitles as well
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Additional Information

  • SKU 3149
  • Products Model Icelandic Movie DVD
  • Brand Sammyndir