Icelandic Shock Station, The
Icelandic Shock Station, The

Icelandic Shock Station, The

A Swede comes to Iceland in order to be cured of alcoholism, but instead of the AA establishment he was aiming for, he ends up by mistake in a summer chalet run by the housewife Stella. There he is subjected to a treatment which is very different from the one he had been expecting, but, nevertheless, quite effective.


The Icelandic Shock-Station is a thoroughbred Icelandic comedy, where the Icelander's daily life and habits are elevated to the level of farcical confusion and where all the laws of common sense are reversed in travesty of themselves, while at the same time the opportunity is taken to satirize some of the features the scriptwriter feels are blemish on the otherwise smooth facade of the nation's character.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 18, 1986
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 86 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Stella í orlofi
  • International Title: Icelandic Shock Station, The
  • Production Year: 1986
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Icelandic Shock Station, The
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: No print available



Company Credits


  • Summer Film School, 2010

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1990
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1991
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1994


  • Bergvík, 2007 - DVD
  • Bergvík, 2000 - VHS
  • Umbi s.f., 1994 - VHS

This website is built with Eplica CMS