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Fiasco

Karl, an old age pensioner, is busy chasing after an amnesic old screen legend. Julia, Karl´s granddaughter, is torn between a mediocre bank manager and a wild sailor, and tells them both she is pregnant, but is she really? Steingerdur, Julia´s mother, has a wild crush on a preacher who has a serious drinking problem, and ends up with a dead stripper in his jacuzzi. The characters cross each other as the film progresses, until the three interwoven strands of the story finally come together in an explosive and hilarious crescendo full of surprises.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    March 10, 2000
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    92 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Fíaskó
  • International Title
    Fiasco
  • Production Year
    2000
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - 35mm film with Portugeues sub. -

Festivals

  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2001
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2001
    Hawaii International Film Festival USA
  • 2001
    Jeonju International Film Festival S-Korea
  • 2001
    Shadowline Salerno Film Festival Italy
  • 2001
    Troia International Film Festival Portugal
  • 2001
    Shanghai International Film Festival China
  • 2000
    Haugesund Film Festival
  • 2000
    Raindance Film Festival (England)
  • 2000
    Miro Vision Film Festival (S-Korea)
  • 2000
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2000
    Cairo International Film Festival - Award: Special Mention for artistic contribution (Ragnar Bragason). Nominated for the Golden Pyramid (Ragnar Bragason).
  • 2000
    Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival
  • 2000
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Sound design (Kjartan Kjartansson, also won for Angels of the Universe, 101 Reykjavik and Witchcraft). Nomination for Actress in a Leading Role(Kristbjörg Kjeld).

Releases

  • Háskólabíó, 2000 - VHS