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Count Me Out
Count Me Out

Count Me Out

Hrefna (9) lives alone with her mother. She has never met her father and she has been told that he lives abroad. On her tenth birthday, Hrefna discovers that her father is actually living in a suburb nearby, married to a young woman.

Synopsis

A family comedy with serious undertones, and a happy ending. Hrefna (9) lives alone with her mother. She has never met her father and she has been told that he lives abroad. On her tenth birthday, Hrefna discovers that her father is actually living in a suburb nearby, married to a young woman. Hrefna and her girlfriend decide to pay a visit. On the doorstep they lose their nerve when a man - her father - opens the door with a baby in his arms. The girls decide to go again and secretly observe the house and the family. They take an instant dislike to Pálína, the father's bad-tempered and constantly nagging wife, and together they work out a plan to save the father from this terrible woman.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: December 26, 1997, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Length: 84 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Stikkfrí
  • International Title: Count Me Out
  • Production Year: 1997
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway
  • IMDB: Count Me Out
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: No usable prints available

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Seoul International Family Film Festival, 1999 - Award: The Grand Prize of Family Film, The Best Film.
  • Puerto Rico International Film Festival, 1999
  • Europees Jeugdfilmfestival, 1999
  • International Children Film Fest, Northampton, 1999
  • Montréal International Children´s Film Festival, 1999
  • Reel to Reel: A Celebration of Moving Images, 1999
  • Flicks, Saskatchewan International Children´s Film Festival, 1999
  • Freeze Frame, 1999
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival, 1999
  • Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, 1999
  • Nuuk, Scandinavian Film Festival, 1999
  • Ale Kino, International Festival of Films for Children, 1999
  • ZLÍN, International Film Festival for Children and Youth, 1999
  • Academy Awards, 1998 - Award: The Icelandic Entry for The Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Amanda Film Prize, 1998 - Award: Icelandic entry for The Best Nordic Film.
  • Gothenburg Film Festival, 1998
  • BUFF Children´s Film Festival, 1998
  • Lucas 98, International Children´s and Young People´s Film Festival, 1998 - Award: Audience Prize.
  • Carrousel International Children´s Film Festival, 1998
  • Olympia Film Festival, Scandi.presentation, 1998
  • Haifa International Film Festival, 1998
  • Nordic Filmdays Lubeck, 1998 - Award: Audience Prize.
  • Denver International Film Festival, 1998
  • Cinekid, 1998 - Award: Audience Prize.
  • Nordic Children Film Festival, 1998
  • Children Film Festival, Augsburg, 1998
  • Sachsische Kinder und Jugenfilmdienst, 1998
  • International Young People Festival, Castellinaria, 1998
  • International Children´s Film Festival, Wienna, 1998 - Award: Audience Prize.
  • Junior Dublin Film Festival, 1998
  • Olympia International Film for Children and Young, 1998
  • Black Nights, Tallin, 1998

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1999
  • Iceland: RÚV, 2000

Releases

  • Sena, 2008 - DVD
  • Háskólabíó, 1998 - VHS

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