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Niceland
Niceland

Niceland

Twenty-something Jed and Chloe live a simple life. They love each other, find pleasure in the small things, and plan to get married. When Chloe´s cat dies, however, both become inconsolable and deeply confused.

Synopsis

Jed and Chloe are in their early twenties, in love – and mentally handicapped. When Jed accidentally causes the death of Chloe's cat, which she loves almost as much as Jed, Chloe retreats into silence and loses her will to live. Convinced that there must be something else in life to give it meaning, something that will help revive Chloe's spirit, Jed sets out to find it. Led to believe that a scrap-metal dealer, Max, knows the precious answer, Jed cautiously enters the eccentric world of this solitary man. Yet in spite of the bond of friendship that develops between them, Max remains tight-lipped – even after Chloe falls into a coma and Jed begs him to tell him the secret. All that Max reveals is the tragedy that haunts him and pushes him toward self-destruction. In a moment of raw catharsis, Jed realizes that he, he himself, knows what he's been looking for. Whispering the magic words to Max, Jed saves him from a greater tragedy. Now he must hurry to tell Chloe. But when he arrives at the hospital, her bed is empty.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 1, 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 86 min.
  • Language: English
  • Original Title: Næsland
  • International Title: Niceland
  • Production Year: 2004
  • Production Countries: Iceland, England, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB: Niceland
  • Website: http://zikzak.is/niceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film without sub. - 35mm film with Icelandic sub. - 35 mm film with French sub. - Betacam SP without sub. - DigiBeta without sub. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Artfilmfest International Film Festival, 2010
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, 2010
  • Summer Film School, 2010
  • Plus Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Seattle Int’l Festival, 2005
  • Cleveland Int’l Festival, 2005
  • Warsaw Film Festival, 2004
  • Pusan Int’l Film Festival, 2004
  • Flanders Int’l Film Festival, 2004
  • Toronto Film Festival, 2004
  • Haugesund Film Festival, 2004
  • Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2004 - Award: Nominated for the Crystal Globe.
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2004 - Award: Best screenplay (Huldar Breiðdfjord). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year.

Releases

  • Sam-myndbönd, 2005 - DVD

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