Maybe I Should Have

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Maybe I should have: Frásögn af efnahagsundrinu Íslandi
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Directed by Gunnar Sigurðsson
Produced by Lilja Skaftadóttir
Written by Gunnar Sigurðsson, Lilja Skaptadóttir, Herbert Sveinbjörnsson, Jón Gustafsson, Valgeir Skagafjörð
Edited by Herbert Sveinbjörnsson
Distributed by Argout Film
Release date
  • January 2010 (2010-01)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic

Maybe I Should Have: Frásögn af efnahagsundrinu Íslandi ('The Story of the Economic Wonder, Iceland') is an Icelandic documentary film directed by Gunnar Sigurðsson about the causes and effects of the 2008–2012 Icelandic financial crisis.

The film touches on a variety of subjects including finance, corruption, cronyism, nepotism, the privatisation of the Icelandic banking system, tax havens, connections between politics and business, the Kitchenware Revolution, the Citizens' movement, and how the Icelandic government reacted to warning signs leading up to the collapse of the banking system in 2008.

People who are interviewed include Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, William K. Black, Robert Wade, employees at Transparency International, Eva Joly and Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson. In their search for answers the filmmakers travel extensively and among the locations they visit are London, Guernsey, Luxembourg and Road Town in The British Virgin Islands.

Musicians who contributed to the film include Fjallabræður, Magnús Þór Sigmundsson, Hjálmar and KK.

The film has been generally well received by critics.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Maybe I Should Have...found out where all the money went, retrieved on 11 January 2010
  2. ^ Nanna Árnadóttir, 'Maybe I Should Have Spoken Up?', Iceland Review (25 January 2010).
  3. ^ Glæpir borga sig?, retrieved on 11 January 2010

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