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Magnus
Magnus

Magnus

A comedy with a serious undertone about a 45-year-old lawyer, whose routine is upset by the personal news that he is suffering from cancer.

Synopsis

Magnus is a 45-year-old lawyer, whose routine is upset by the personal news that he is suffering from cancer. This causes Magnus to stop and think about himself, his life and his family. If his life is going to end sooner than he expected, he wants to know how much it's been worth to him. Has life been worth living? Is it worth fighting for; is it worth a struggle against death? He takes a look at his family, a group of ordinary people, who are the colourful heroes of everyday life, struggling along in a world far removed from the world of high finance, power politics and international intrigues, but yet to them their lives are lives of high adventure. Those adventures, from the sublime to the ridiculous, form the storyline of the film, told against the background of Magnus' dilemma.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: August 11, 1989
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Magnús
  • International Title: Magnus
  • Production Year: 1989
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Magnus
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film without sub. -

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Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • European Film Awards, Felix, 1989 - Award: Nominated for Best Film.
  • European Film Awards, Felix, 1989 - Award: Nominated for Best Screenwriter.

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1992
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1993

Releases

  • Sena, 2005 - DVD
  • Nýtt Líf ehf., 1994 - VHS
  • Bergvík, 1993 - VHS

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