Director: Baltasar Kormákur
“You may imagine Iceland to be a slate-gray purgatory; Jar City will outdo your most depressing fantasies.” - Time Out New York
A murder mystery with a story that's as chilly as its ice-cold setting. The plot follows Erlendur, a detective on the case of a seemingly mundane murder. When his investigations reveal a brooding history of buried crimes and police corruption, the floorboards start creaking with grisly secrets. Everything in Jar City - from the haunting choral score to the bizarre culinary behaviours of the stoic detective - emanates a thrilling sense of doom.
“An absorbingly revelatory experience, and one of the most mesmerising movies of the year.” - New York Observer
“A filmmaker enters Coen brothers territory at his own risk. Baltasar Kormákur crosses that border with A Little Trip to Heaven, a film with Fargo on its mind.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A finely… More »
“Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date.” - Toronto Film Festival ... Actor-director Baltasar Kormákur (Jar City, MIFF 08) calls his modernised version of Anton Chekhov's play Ivano… More »
Hlynur considers waking up in time to masturbate to aerobic workouts on early morning TV a major achievement. A 20-something slacker with zero ambition, he has moved from child support to the dole an… More »
"The Sea, like director Baltasar Kormakur's predecessor (101 Reykjavik, MIFF 2001), tells the story of a fire-and-ice showdown by spinning what we know of the family drama into a whirl of erotic rede… More »