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|Directed by||Þráinn Bertelsson|
|Produced by||Jón Hermannsson|
|Written by||Þráinn Bertelsson|
Karl Ágúst Úlfsson
|Distributed by||Nýtt Líf ehf.|
|Release dates||4 September 1983|
|Running time||87 min|
Nýtt Líf ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a film directed by Þráinn Bertelsson and released in 1983. The film is a comedy shot in the Westman Islands and stars Eggert Þorleifsson and Karl Ágúst Úlfsson, among others. The music features several musicians including the band Tappi Tíkarrass (of which Björk was a member), which contributed the songs "Sperglar" and "Kukl" (a.k.a. "Seiður").
The film is the first of three about the misadventures of two friends, Þór and Danni. Two friends working at a restaurant get fired from their jobs and after seeing an advertisement for the fishing industry of the Westman Islands, decide to go there and make some money. The islands become a perfect setting for many funny and strange situations, especially after word gets around that the two are spies from the Ministry of Fisheries.
Karl Ágúst Úlfsson: Daníel Ólafsson.
Eggert Þorleifsson: Þór Magnússon.
Runólfur Dagbjartsson: Víglundur, work manager.
Eiríkur Sigurgeirsson: Axel, best employee.
Sveinn Tómasson: Ási, the shipper.
Guðrún Kolbeinsdóttir: María Víglundsdóttir.
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir: Miss Snæfells and Hnappadalssýsla.
Ingveldur Gyða Kristinsdóttir: Silja, Axels’ girlfriend.
Magnús S. Magnússon: Sigurður mayonese.
Frímann Lúðvíksson: Júlli, the house keeper.
Hlynur Ólafsson: Alli, guest at the ball at Alþýðuhúsið.
Guðlaug Bjarnadóttir: Magga, Þór’s ex-wife.
Sigurður Hallmarsson: middle-aged shop manager.
Sólrún Yngvadóttir: Woman on balcony.
María G. Hallgrímsdóttir
Jóhannes Ágúst Stefánsson
Jónas Þórir Jónasson
Tappi Tíkarrass (Björk Guðmundsdóttir - vocals. Jakob Smári Magnússon - bass. Eyjólfur Jóhannsson - guitar. Guðmundur Þór Gunnarsson).
Direction: Þráinn Bertelsson.
Production: Jón Hermannsson.
Writer: Þráinn Bertelsson.
Cinematography: Ari Kristinsson.
Film edition: Ari Kristinsson. Set decoration: Magnús S. Magnússon.
Costume: Marta Bjarnadóttir and Jón Karl Helgason.
Make-up department: Jón Karl Helgason.
Assistant director: Sigurgeir Scheving.
Graphic artist: Brian Pilkington.
Sound: Jón Hermannsson.
Sound recording assistant: Jóhannes Jónsson.
Sound re-recording mixer: Aad Wirtz.
Assistant camera: Jón Karl Helgason and Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson.
Music: Ágúst Pétursson, Ási í Bæ, Guðmundur Rúnar Lúðvíksson, Oddgeir Kristjánsson, Sigfús Halldórsson, Svavar Benediktsson, Tappi Tíkarrass (Björk Guðmundsdóttir - vocals. Jakob Smári Magnússon - bass. Eyjólfur Jóhannsson - guitar. Guðmundur Þór Gunnarsson).
Music advisor: Megas.