Girl Gogo, The
Girl Gogo, The

Girl Gogo, The

Ragnar has left his family farm and works as a taxi driver in Reykjavík in the early sixties. He's drawn to the beautiful but unhappy girl Gogo and hopes to build a better life with her. But she's a lost soul and their brief romance results in tragedy.


The film was hugely popular and controversial in its day, and it was seen by 63.000 people in Iceland which was then around the third of the population. It was restored by The Icelandic Film Archive in 1995 and remains one of the best Icelandic films. Based on Indridi G. Thorsteinsson's novel.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 12, 1962, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 81 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: 79 af stöðinni
  • International Title: Girl Gogo, The
  • Production Year: 1962
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB: Girl Gogo, The
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Black & white
  • Sound: Mono
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English sub. -



Company Credits


  • North Atlantic Film Days, 2018
  • Images from the Edge: Classic and Contempory Films from Iceland, Lincoln Center, New York, 2012

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1970
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1998


  • Bergvík, 2007 - DVD
  • Reykholt, 1992 - VHS
  • Bergvík - VHS
  • Námsgagnastofnun - VHS

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