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JAR CITY (MA15+)

Iceland, 2006 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

JAR CITY (MA15+)

“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


D/S Baltasar Kormákur P Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson Dist Madman L Icelandic w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/94mins

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