John is just an ordinary guy who has nothing bad on his mind. But when a wallet gets in his way, that nice fellow changes into a criminal. But only for a short moment.


This film tells the story of a young man who finds a wallet outside his home. This wallet gives him a strange feeling he seldom feels, if felt anytime at all. He doesn't want to steal this wallet but deep inside is something that tells him to do it. And he does. Later on he is plagued with so much guilt that he decides to try and make up for this terrible mistake he feels he has done. But that's where the trouble first begins.

A story about an unfortunate man and how he lost all his money by stealing somebody else's.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: May 27, 2004
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 6 min.
  • Original Title: Peningar
  • International Title: Money
  • Production Year: 2004
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Money
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Production Format: DVCAM
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: SP Betacam w/English subtitles.



Company Credits


  • Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 2004
  • Gimli Film Festival, Canada, 2004
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2004
  • Nordic Youth Film Festival, Norway, 2004 - Award: Nominee for Best Nordic Short from a director 21-25 years old.
  • Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival, USA, 2004
  • Antimatter, Short Film Festival, Canda, 2004
  • Nordisk Panoram, Iceland, 2004 - Award: Nominee for Best Nordic Short Film.
  • Flanders International Film Festival, Belgium, 2004 - Award: Nominee for PRIX UIP Ghent 2004.
  • Mill Vally Film Festival, USA, 2004
  • gardanne's European Short Film Competition, France, 2004 - Award: Nominee for Best European Short Film.
  • Alter-Native Short Film Festival, France, 2004 - Award: Nominee for Grand Prix/Cocotte Minute.
  • Cardiff Screen Festival, UK, 2004
  • FIKE 2004, Evora International Short Film Festival, Portugal, 2004 - Award: Nominee for Best European Short Film.
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2004 - Award: Nominee for The Best Film of TIFF.

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