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Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike
Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike

Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike

Jóhann is a young man suffering from depression after the death of his father. He runs a guesthouse in Reykjavik and is facing bankruptcy as a result of him refusing to admit any guests. He has made in the small house in the small city his own private little universe, where he doesn’t have to face the rest of the world.

Synopsis

Jóhann is a thirty year old man suffering from depression after the sudden death of his father, his sole companion. He runs a small guesthouse in downtown Reykjavik and is facing bankruptcy as a result of him refusing to admit any guests. He has made the small house in the small city his own private little universe, where he doesn’t have to face up to the rest of the world or interact with his fellow citizens. Into this isolated existence wanders a nine year old boy, Finnur, who is every bit as offbeat as Jóhann. He is bullied by his classmates and leads a sad life with his alcoholic grandmother. Their friendship develops as the foundations of their separate lives start to collapse and Jóhann has to re-evaluate the existence he has chosen for himself. Reykjavík Guesthouse is a story about individuals and their fears. A story about the futile attempts to make time stand still as its pace increases. Last but not least, it’s a story of friendship where you least expect to find it.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: March 25, 2002
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 78 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Reykjavík Guesthouse: Rent a Bike
  • International Title: Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike
  • Production Year: 2002
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: SP Betacam w/English subtitles.

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Montréal World Film Festival Canada, 2002
  • Filmvergband Sachsen Germany, 2002
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2002 - Award: Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Leading Role (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason).

Releases

  • Sam-myndbönd, 2002 - VHS

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