Jar City (film)
|Directed by||Baltasar Kormákur|
|Produced by||Agnes Johansen
|Written by||Arnaldur Indriðason|
|Starring||Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
|Edited by||Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir|
A world-weary cop comes to believe a recent murder of a middle-aged man is linked to a case of possible rape three decades earlier by a group of friends and a corrupt cop. Working through, he finds it linked to neurofibromatosis, a rare disease among Nordics. One thing leads to another and he puts the pieces together. A geneticist father loses his child to neurofibromatosis and his search for answers leads to his degenerate father and unravels many missing person cases during the decade.
- Ingvar E. Sigurðsson as Erlendur
- Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir as Eva Lind
- Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Sigurður Óli
- Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir as Elínborg
- Atli Rafn Sigurðsson as Örn
- Kristbjörg Kjeld as Katrín
- Þorsteinn Gunnarsson as Holberg
- Theódór Júlíusson as Elliði
- Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir as Elín
- Guðmunda Elíasdóttir as Theodóra
- Walter Grímsson as Handrukkarar
- Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
- Magnús Ragnarsson as Lögfræðingur
- Rafnhildur Rósa Atladótir as Kola
- Jón Sigurbjörnsson as Albert
The score was composed by Mugison.
- "Til eru fræ"
- "Sveitin milli sanda"
- "Bíum bíum bambaló"
- "Á Sprengisandi"
- "Fyrir átta árum"
- "Áfram veginn – Nikka"
- "Áfram veginn"
- "Bí bí og blaka I"
- "Bí bí og blaka II"
- "Heyr, Ó Gud raust mína"
- "Nú hnígur sól"
- "Sofðu unga ástin mín"
- "Ódur til Hildigunnar"
- "Svefnfræ, söngur"
- "Nú legg ég augun aftur"
Incidental music: Extract from George Frideric Handel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" from the oratorio Solomon
The film was awarded the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2007. It also won the Breaking Waves Award at the 15th Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest with a €10,000 prize; the film was screened with the title Bloodline.
A Blockbuster Exclusive Region 1 DVD was released in the U.S. and Canada. Otherwise, the film was not released commercially in America. It has also been released on DVD in Europe and is available on iTunes.
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