Nýtt líf

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Nýtt Líf
Nýtt Líf (DVD).jpg
Directed by Þráinn Bertelsson
Produced by Jón Hermannsson
Written by Þráinn Bertelsson
Starring Eggert Þorleifsson
Karl Ágúst Úlfsson
Music by Various
Distributed by Nýtt Líf ehf.
Release date(s) 4 September 1983[1]
Running time 87 min
Language Icelandic
Budget ???

Nýtt Líf (About this sound pronunciation ) 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").

Synopsis[edit]

The film is the first of three about the misadventures of two friends, Þór and Danni.[1][2] 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.[1]

Full cast[edit]

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.
Unnur Guðjónsdóttir
Sigurgeir Scheving
Einar Hallgrímsson
Kolbrún Halfdánardóttir
Hörður Haraldsson
Sveinbjörn Friðjónsson
Baldur Sæmundsson
Aðalheiður Sveinsdóttir
Elva Kolbeinsdóttir
Auður Björgvinsdóttir
María G. Hallgrímsdóttir
Elín Magnúsdóttir
Harpa Kolbeinsdóttir
Jóhannes Ágúst Stefánsson
Elías Bjarnhéðinsson
Páll Scheving
Graham Smith
Jónas Þórir Jónasson
Tappi Tíkarrass (Björk Guðmundsdóttir - vocals. Jakob Smári Magnússon - bass. Eyjólfur Jóhannsson - guitar. Guðmundur Þór Gunnarsson).

Credits[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nýtt líf, More Icelandic Films, Icelandic Film Centre
  2. ^ "Nýtt líf", Kvikmyndir og sjónvarp, Heimaslóð, Vestmannaeyjabær (Icelandic)

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