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Twins, The
Twins, The

Twins, The

Thrainn Bertelsson seeks inspiration in the children's books of Gudrun Helgadóttir about the extraordinary twins, Jon Oddur and Jon Bjarni, who are growing up in Reykjavik in the early 1980s, where opinions and relationships between people are in a state of flux.

Synopsis

The brothers sneak off from summer camp with two of their friends, and end up in adventure after adventure. But they are not alone in the world. Their parents are engaged in nursing and teaching, their grandmother drives a jeep and is known as Grand dragon, Soffia looks after the house, and the result of the boys' experiment to discover whether she really loves them turns out to be positive. Their grandfather has always been away, has scarcely existed; but when he appears it becomes clear to all and sundry that he not only exists, but is hale and very hearty.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: December 26, 1981, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Length: 95 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Jón Oddur & Jón Bjarni
  • International Title: Twins, The
  • Production Year: 1981
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Twins, The
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: No usable print available. -

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck, 1982
  • Norræna barna- og unglingahátíðin í Honaholmen, Finnlandi, 1982
  • Alþjóðlega barna- og unglingamyndahátíðin í Vancouver, Canada, 1982
  • Giffoni Film Festival, 1982 - Award: Silver Award

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1985
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1986
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1991
  • Iceland: RÚV, 1994
  • Iceland: Stöð 2, 2000
  • Iceland: Stöð 2, 2001
  • Iceland: Stöð 2, 2003

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland: Háskólabíó, 1981
  • Iceland: Borgarbíó Akureyri, 1981
  • Iceland: Háskólabíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Nýja Bíó Keflavík, 1982
  • Iceland: Nýja Bíó Grindavík, 1982
  • Iceland: Bíóhöllin Akranesi, 1982
  • Iceland: Borgarnesbíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Sauðárkróksbíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Blöndósbíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Húsavíkurbíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Tjarnarborg Ólafsfirði, 1982
  • Iceland: Bíóið Vestmannaeyjum, 1982
  • Iceland: Selfossbíó, 1982
  • Iceland: Nýja Bíó Siglufirði, 1982
  • Iceland: Regnboginn, 1982
  • Denmark: , 1982
  • Canada: , 1983
  • Iceland: Regnboginn, 1983
  • Germany: , 1984
  • Iceland: Regnboginn, 1984
  • Holland: , 1984
  • Iceland: Borgarbíó Akureyri, 1988
  • Iceland: Bæjarbíó Hafnarfirði, 2004

Releases

  • Sena, 2005 - DVD
  • Nýtt Líf ehf., 1994 - VHS
  • Bergvík, 1992 - VHS

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