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Remote Control
Remote Control

Remote Control

Axel, a quiet and shy young man, experiences the nightlife in Reykjavik at its worst. He becomes involved with the most ruthless criminals, breaks into the sleaziest nightclub, drives way over the speed limit, kidnaps people and is himself kidnapped.

Synopsis

Axel drives a big American car, works at a petrol station and lives in a small room in his mother's flat. His sister, Mæja, has a more colorful lifestyle. She's got lots of friends that love going to nightclubs and parties. Axel keeps trying, without success, to open Mæja's eyes and make her come to her senses. One day their different worlds collide and overnight Axel experiences the nightlife in Reykjavik at its worst. He becomes involved with the most ruthless criminals, breaks into the sleaziest nightclub, drives way over the speed limit, kidnaps people and is himself kidnapped.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 8, 1992, Regnboginn
  • Genre: Comedy, Thriller
  • Length: 80 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Sódóma Reykjavík
  • International Title: Remote Control
  • Production Year: 1992
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Remote Control
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film with Portugeuese sub. -

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Company Credits

Festivals

  • Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective, 2011
  • Cannes Film Festival, 1993 - Award: Chosen for Un Certain Regard

Releases

  • Skífan ehf., 2002 - DVD
  • Skífan ehf., 1992 - VHS

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